COLUMBUS - Ohio's top law enforcer this week said the federal government should reclassify marijuana to allow for more thorough research before state officials consider full legalization.
Four statewide leaders, all of them Republicans in their first terms, were asked this week at an Associated Press forum if they believe marijuana should be fully legalized. Only medical marijuana is permitted by state law. [More]
CELINA - Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart said Mike DeWine is the first Ohio governor in some time to address the issue of inadequate infrastructure funding instead of kicking the can down the road as had previous administrations.
DeWine's administration on Thursday recommended increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents to 46 cents per gallon beginning July 1 and annually adjusting that tax for inflation to provide sufficient funding to maintain roads and bridges. [More]
COLUMBUS - Gov. Mike DeWine said he will recommend a gas tax hike on Thursday to the General Assembly to help cover the cost of roadway work.
DeWine at an Associated Press forum on Tuesday indicated a gas tax rate increase is the only viable way to address a recently discovered roadwork funding structural deficit. He did not say by how much he proposes to increase the gas tax rate, which is now 28 cents per gallon. [More]