Ohio SOS Names Ballot Issues 1 and 2


This week Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced the official titles of the two statewide ballot initiatives that will be before Ohio voters this November: STATE ISSUE 1: “Rights for Crime Victims” and STATE ISSUE 2: “To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law” The OMA has joined Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue, a coalition comprised of diverse groups, including medical organizations, business groups and veterans’ organizations, to oppose Issue 2. This week the Akron Beacon Journal editorialized against Issue 2, becoming the second major Ohio newspaper to oppose the prescription drug ballot initiative. The Columbus Dispatch editorialized against the measure last month. The full texts of arguments and explanations concerning State Issues 1 and 2 are posted online. 8/31/2017