Ohio Report for Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lawmakers Cite Potential Conflicts In Abstaining From Anti-Monopoly Measure Vote

As lawmakers scrambled to finalize an anti-monopoly measure in advance of Tuesday's votes, ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James was vocal about his intent to call out lawmakers the group thought should have abstained from voting.

When the respective votes finally came on the Senate and House floors, a handful of legislators recused themselves from the measure (HJR 4*) that would prohibit monopolies - including the ResponsibleOhio ballot initiative to legalize marijuana - from being enshrined in the Constitution. (See Gongwer Ohio Report, June 30, 2015)


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