1851 Center for Constitutional Law Critic Says Issue 1 Includes A Tax Increase, But Budget Director Says That’s Not True By Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) • May 5, 2014 The only issue on Tuesday’s statewide ballot has no organized opposition. But the bond issue to raise money for local infrastructure construction and repair projects does have a few critics in the Tea Party. Conservative Groups Sue State Over Medicaid Expansion Plan By Associated Press • Oct 22, 2013 Anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers in Ohio are suing the state over a move to fund an expansion of the Medicaid health program. Tea Party Group Says It Was Targeted By IRS By Jim Letizia & Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • May 17, 2013 The Tea Party backed 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is adding its name to conservative groups saying they were harassed by the IRS. Tea Party To Back GOP Primary Challengers By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Feb 26, 2013 Ohio Tea Party activists say they will back Republican candidates who challenge any GOP lawmakers voting for the expansion of Medicaid.