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Ohio’s Home-Rule Amendment: Why Ohio’s General Assembly Creating Regional Governments would Combat the Regional Race to the Bottom Under Current Home-Rule Principles

As the title makes clear, Jonathon Angarola argues for removing home-rule in Ohio and replacing it with a system of regional governments. It also provides much of the history and legal theories behind home rule. This is pretty much the academic version of everything we argue here at Reconstructing Dayton.

The paper concludes:

The greater efficiency and effective investment that regional government could provide Ohio’s regions can make Ohio’s metropolitan areas more globally competitive and return economic benefits to Ohio’s regions and the state as a whole.

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