Some of you may have heard of Issue 1 that is on the May 4th ballot. Let me take a minute to let you know that this issue will provide continued funding of the Third Frontier program which has helped Ohio create more than 48,000 jobs, develop new products and companies, and provided opportunities for our graduates to remain in Ohio. This is the shot in the arm that our state’s economy needs. State Issue 1 will not increase your taxes, the funds are distributed after independent, third-party review, and it will provide our students with the opportunity to hold well-paying jobs in their home state. It is supported by Democrats and Republicans alike, including our two gubernatorial candidates, and by a large coalition of labor, agriculture and business groups. So when you go to the polls on May 4, remember Issue 1. It’s important for Ohio and for Ohio State University.