Your Tax Dollars at Work. The Ohio State Legislature, after 200 years of statehood, is finally rectifying an obvious oversight — choosing a state amphibian. Thank goodness. It can join now the state beverage — tomato juice — and the state fossil — trilobite — and the many other fine symbols of Ohio.
Here in Washington we are waaaay behind — we have a state insect, fish, fossil, tree, but no amphibian. Are slugs amphibians? They’d get my vote.