Ballot measure wording will be looked at before it is certified by board

Wed, Sep 2 2009 — Source: WLWT 5

The passenger rail issue isn’t even on the ballot yet, and it’s already causing some red-hot sparks. City leaders debated a line in the proposed ballot initiative at Tuesday’s rules committee meeting, where officials haggled over the phrase “may not spend any monies” for passenger rail projects. City Councilwoman Roxanne Qualls and Chris Finney, attorney for the anti-tax group COAST, sparred over whether the measure, if approved by voters, might require additional voter approval to spend federal or state funds to build passenger rail.