Legislators want to extend technology initiative with ballot measure

Tue, Dec 1 2009 — Source: Business Courier

Two Democratic lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives said they’re looking to put into motion plans to extend the life of Ohio’s Third Frontier technology initiative. State Reps. Jay Goyal, D-Mansfield, and Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, said Monday that they plan to co-sponsor a joint resolution to seek voter approval for $1 billion in Third Frontier bonds over five years. The Third Frontier initiative was designed to last until 2012, a decade after it began, but is set to close a year early because of reduced state revenue.