Yesterday I needed to take a trip to the Ohio Statehouse for a look at some of the stuff available in their Museum Gift Shop.
Little did I know that by doing so I was taking unfair advantage of them.
You all may recall that on March 22, 2012, the day that the barefoot ban went into effect at the Statehouse, I wrote a letter to them asking for a perpetual waiver, citing my testimony about how my going barefooted helps my knees, etc..
Today, 2 and a half weeks later, I finally got a reply from them.
The meeting notes from the Ohio legislative committee that had a chance to overturn their new shoe rule (but didn’t) are now available, here. They don’t release them until they are officially approved by the next meeting of the committee.
I thought I’d go over them with my recollections.
As a result of my Statehouse story appearing in the Columbus Dispatch on Thursday, I was contacted by the producer of the Ross and Burbank radio show in Seattle, WA. They are a CBS affiliate, and seemed to be quite serious and willing to listen, so I talked to them.
It was a pretty good interview.
When we last left our Statehouse saga, the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board enacted a new and improved shoe rule, making just a few small modifications to what they had proposed before. You can see my write-up about that here, in Statehouse Approves Shoe Rule — Again.
That rule must now be approved by JCARR.