PLS 323-01

Economy campaign platform “due” 1 week from TH, pushed back 1 week (X-credit)

*** STATE OF OH: Moyer legacy ***

  • program 8th graders visit law school
  • tech implementation, access & transparency
  • science ed for judges
  • proposed merit selection for judges
    • systemic reform
    • originally known as MO plan
    • not used in majority of states
    • more $$$ in judicial races than any other state
    • volume of recusual motions on increase
    • state “blue ribbon commission”
      • take self-applications from attys
      • 3 best names to gov
      • gov selects one
      • short initial term, then to ballot
      • default is to be rejected unless 55% approval
  • DeRolph case: OH education funding ruled unconstitutional
    • Moyer dissented, thought funding was constitutional

state legislatures around the country

  • Bicameral in all but 1 state (NE unicameral)
  • OH 33 state senate districts
    • 3 house districts within each
      • entire body on 2 year cycle
    • staggered 4 year cycle
  • historically low profile
  • originally meant to be part-time, now full-time professional positions
  • Reagan’s “new federalism” prompted new system
    • block grants to states instead of programmed money
    • gave governors more discretion & prominence
  • OH has legislative term limits
    • 8 years (2 4-year terms, 4 2-year terms, mixture)
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