Article IV of the Ohio Constitution deals with Education and ensures that everyone gets equal opportunities.
This graphic shows examples of where Ohio tax dollars go. Some of these things are more important than others, but it is extremely important that citizens are aware of what their taxes are going toward.
It's great that the people vote for all their Representatives!
The Ohio Militia (Article IX) was created to help protect citizens from threats like the British, French, and Native Americans at the states founding. Today, it does not provide that same service because those things are no longer a threat, but is still important and normally deployed for disaster relief.
There is too much for the Court to deal with!
Article XIV of the Ohio Constitution talks about the Livestock Care Standards that are put in place to protect farms and the animals that live there. This is very important for our state because this is the biggest industry in Ohio.
In 1851, the Ohio Constitution was changed because there was too much power in the legislative branch. To combat this, they made it so citizens would directly vote for executive officer and judges rather than have them appointed by the General Assembly.
Another change that was made to the Ohio Constitution is 1851 was the addition of district courts. Before this change, the Supreme Court was supposed to oversee ever county in the state.