CHICAGO — The Ohio Treasurer and a handful of state legislators are pushing for a new law that would require local governments and the state to post more detailed debt information on ballots when asking voters for permission to issue general obligation bonds.

Rep. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, and eight other representatives introduced the legislation Wednesday, which did not yet have a number as of press time. The bill would require all political subdivisions, from library districts to the state, to include information about outstanding debt to voters considering new borrowing. Governments would need to the amount of outstanding debt and the per-capita breakdown of that amount, as well as how much the new borrowing would increase the per-capita amount.

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