TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Ohio voters could be asked next November whether to approve spending $1 billion on improving water quality around the state.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Ohio voters could be asked next November whether to approve spending $1 billion on improving water quality around the state.

A group of lawmakers and an agriculture-led partnership are looking at whether to put a statewide bond issue for water projects on the ballot.

The idea would allow Ohio to borrow $1 billion over 10 years.

But Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is now questioning whether more money really is needed. He says Ohio is making progress tackling the algae blooms that have fouled the state's lakes and rivers.

Backers of a potential bond issue say their research shows support for spending money on protecting the state's water resources.

A lot of the details are still in the planning stages, including how the money would be spent.