Government Price Control Measure Fails to Make Ballot


The deadline for issues to be included on the 2016 General Election ballot has come and gone.  Proponents of the “Drug Price Relief Act,” as well as the numerous other ballot issues, have now missed the deadline to get their issues on the 2016 ballot. Thus, no statewide ballot issues are expected to be on the 2016 ballot, unusual in a presidential election year in Ohio. In the case of the drug-pricing constitutional amendment, the OMA played a leading role in contesting the validity of certain signatures collected by paid petition circulators.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported proponents on drug-pricing plan to pursue the 2017 ballot.