The Committee for a Better Ohio formed early in the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis, to Ohioan's dismay, has brought to light the lengths that the political establishment will go to maintain power and control improperly. We all need to have honest and open discussions on what is best for Ohio's future. These discussions traditionally happen through our representatives in the Ohio legislature.
Unfortunately, the Governor has seen fit to declare an emergency without end that suspends our representation. When, and if, our representation is restored, is anyone's guess. Ohioans need and want to feel safe, and we do not need a King, nor a dictator, to provide for our safety. At the first sign of an emergency, we do not need to suspend our form of government and impose a monarchy to address a calamity. We need to be adults and keep our heads.
Our legislators deserve to deal on equal footing with the Governor as provided for in our state Constitution. We deserve the honesty that can only come with transparency and access. We deserve legislators, judges, and prosecutors that honor the rule of law and our State Constitution. To these ends, the Committee for a Better Ohio strives to promote better policy that preserves Ohioans' freedom and produces beneficial outcomes.
~ Executive Director Conrad Allen
LET'S KEEP OHIO WORKING
Checking the Power of the Governor in Times of an Emergency
THE "NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION ACT" BALLOT INITIATIVE
The "No Taxation Without Representation Act" is a ballot statute initiative to change the Ohio Revised Code. It would provide a penalty to the State of Ohio, if, and when, Ohioan's representation is suspended. The legislation provides that if legislation is usurped for more than 14 days that Ohioans will have no legal obligation to pay tax.
THE "OHIO RECALL PROVISION" AMENDMENT TO THE OHIO CONSTITUTION
The "Ohio Recall Petition Amendment" is a ballot Amendment Initiative to the Ohio Constitution. It would provide for an annual vote of confidence for State officeholders during the Ohio primary election. If enough electors would have no confidence in a legislator they would be removed from office.
Checking the Power of Political Parties and the Establishment
THE "NONE OF THE ABOVE" AMENDMENT TO THE OHIO CONSTITUTION
The "None of the Above Ballot Option" is a ballot Amendment Initiative to the Ohio Constitution. It would provide a "None of the Above" for the Ohio primary for specified offices. This would allow Ohioans to withhold their consent and request better candidates.