Clear as Mud: HB6 Backers, Opponents
The Toledo Blade reports that, even though the campaign finance deadline has passed, Ohioans have little idea what groups funded both sides of the HB6 debate. The group opposed to the ballot measure on HB6, Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance, reported receiving $90,000 from a group that is not required to report where the money came from. The group seeking the statewide referendum on HB6, Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, has yet to file a report.
Clear as Mud 2: Capital Appropriations Proposals
Gov. Mike DeWine and his staff continue to evaluate his departments' capital appropriations requests, with the Columbus Dispatch reporting that some directors "have big eyes." DeWine declined to predict when the proposals would surface in bill form for the General Assembly's consideration.
Becoming Clearer: Coronavirus Outbreak Effect on Ohio
Businesses throughout the state are beginning to see fallout from China's coronavirus outbreak, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Some companies are temporarily closing facilities abroad and stopping travel. Others are beginning to see disruptions to their supply chains.