Repeal Measure Won't Be On Westerville Ballots

Sep 20, 2012

The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled a Tea Party-sponsored measure repealing a portion of the 2009 Westerville Schools levy may not appear on the November ballot.

The Court upheld the Franklin County Board of Election's decision to pull the measure from the ballot, saying it is prohibited by state law. The Tea Party-backed group called The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law spearheaded the issue, reyling on a rarely used state law subjecting school issues that increase a tax rate to repeal. The Board and the Justices say the 2009 levy was a renewal measure that did not generate additional revenue.