Authors: By JULIE CARR SMYTH
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio constitutional law center is launching what it hopes will be an attention-grabbing effort to repeal a school levy that passed last spring in Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sihks) hometown.
The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is gathering signatures in the Columbus suburb of Westerville for a November ballot issue overturning the tax increase.
Executive director Maurice Thompson said this is the first of many levy repeal campaigns the center hopes to wage statewide using an obscure tax law that authorizes local voters to repeal a school levy every five years. He said the center has identified only one attempt to use the statute in the past 20 years. For legal reasons, it was unsuccessful.
A spokeswoman for the Ohio School Boards Association said she couldn't immediately comment.