“Why would we change our constitution to allow a monopoly when there are plenty of investors who would open up around Ohio. If you are going to change the law (especially the constitution) for one, then change it for all.
“The worst number of casinos to have in Ohio is ONE. Either keep it at zero or make it fair for more than one.”
The above quote reflects a portion of Stipe’s view against Issue 6. I’ve already written six blog entries against Issue 6 before now, so it’s only natural that I would choose a quote from Stipe that references opposition to Issue 6.
If you visit Word of Mouth, you will find that Stipe presents the pros and cons of all the state ballot issues before he weighs in with his own commentary, so if you’re scratching your head because you haven’t researched the issues yet, I recommend reading Stipe’s posts. Here are the links:
- Issue 1: Moving the deadline up on submitting petitions for ballot issues
- Issue 2: Issuing $400 million in bonds, incurring more state debt, for brownfield revitalization and green space preservation
- Issue 3: Setting forth the rights of property owners in relation to water on or below their land
- Issue 4: This issue was withdrawn from the ballot
- Issue 5: New regulations for payday lenders
- Issue 6: Allowing one solitary casino to begin operation in Southwest Ohio
Kalin Stipe is voting no on 1, no on 2, yes on 3, no on 5, and no on 6.
I am voting yes on 1, no on 2, yes on 3, yes on 5, and no on 6.
Feel free to weigh in with how you’ll vote on the state’s ballot issues.