While the Indiana and Arkansas republican Governors were trying to balance the religious right with the business community, we may have missed the positive actions of another republican Governor.
On March 30 we published an article about voting laws, USA Voting Laws are A-Changing. The article focused in on how two republican led states, Wisconsin and Ohio had laws that made it more difficult for citizens to be able to vote. Ohio’s republican legislature passed a Transportation Law that would deny out-of-state college students the right to vote unless they have an Ohio driver license and have their car registered in Ohio. It would cost each student approximately $75 to satisfy the state law. They would also have to have their own car insurance, which means they could not be on their parents’ policy. That would add to the cost.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich surprised everyone as he got out his Line-Item Veto pen and ended the Republican plan to keep 115,000 college-aged voters from the rolls. The law would also affect Military personnel.
Ah, a breath of fresh republican air.