$7B Transportation Budget Close To Approval
Some Democratic Representatives are poised to vote against the transportation budget because of one thing - a part that was inserted in the legislative process that would make it more difficult for some Ohioans to vote. It would require college students to get Ohio driver's licenses and register their cars in the Buckeye State within a month of registering to vote here. Democrats said it intimidates about 110,000 college students in Ohio so they wouldn't cast ballots.
But since that controversy came about earlier this week, the committee working on the budget has struck the reference to college students in particular but kept much of that provision intact.
The committee did remove another provision that's been getting attention - the measure that would raise the top speed limit in Ohio to 75 miles per hour. But it authorized a task force already in place to take a closer look at the issue.