The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative, first submitted in 2012, has been approved for circulation by Attorney General Mike DeWine. The ballot issue would require the state to issue $13 billion in bonds over 10 years “to support energy infrastructure related to solar, wind, biomass, battery technology and geothermal sources, among other projects,” accord to a recent Gongwer & Hannah report. In a letter to petitioners, DeWine stated, “Without passing upon the advisability of the approval or rejection of the measure to be referred … I hereby certify that the summary is a fair and truthful statement of the proposed constitutional amendment.” The Ohio Ballot Board must now determine whether the proposal contains one or multiple issues. In order for the proposal to appear on the 2014 General Election Ballot, petitioners must then collect 385,247 valid signatures from registered voters in 44 Ohio counties.