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Ohio House

As groups, associations, and individual polticians around Ohio line up against a statewide ballot issue to cut jail time for some drug offenders, one group remains steadfast in their support.

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
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A woman recovering from drug addiction is joining the Republican candidate for Ohio governor in fighting against a November ballot issue to reduce prison time for non-violent drug offenders.

Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor
Ohio Channel

The top justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is speaking out on a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot, which would require low-level drug offenders be charged with misdemeanors, not felonies.

10:00 It's been 45 years since Ohio enacted comprehensive judicial reforms, and it might be time for a tune-up. In light of low voter turnout at judicial elections and even lower popular opinion of the courts, Chief Justice of Ohio Maureen O'Connor has unveiled a new plan to strengthen elections, and educate the electorate. This hour, we'll get the details of her new proposal. Guests