At least one state lawmaker isn't ready to toast plans for a new bar serving alcohol in the Ohio Statehouse.
Republican Rep. Rex Damschroder says the decision by the board overseeing the state Capitol building "sends a very negative message." The lawmaker from Fremont in northwest Ohio tells the board in a letter that he's not aware of any other U.S. statehouse with a fully operational bar.
Ohio Statehouse managers said recently that the full-service bar would open next month within an existing cafe.
The Greene Town Center, LLC, believes it should be relieved of a $14.8 million dollar tax set aside for Greene County.
The Greene's owners filed a lawsuit in April against Greene County officials instructing the county to perform its legal duties according to the Feb. 1, 2005, contract that sets the terms to retire the letter of credit.
Despite passing a budget without tax increases and cutting a lucrative deal with casino operators, Gov. John Kasich's approval ratings haven't moved much.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found 50 percent of registered voters disapprove of the governor, virtually unchanged from May. Perhaps having less to do with the Governor - Almost a third said they are "very dissatisfied" with the way things are going in the state.