Prescription prices, victims’ rights on tap for Ohio ballot

Ballot box for election. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
(WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prescription drug prices and crime victims’ rights are the subjects of two statewide ballot issues positioned to reach Ohio voters this fall.

A third measure overhauling the state’s congressional map-making process will wait for 2018.

All three measures had until Wednesday to submit enough valid signatures to make Nov. 7 statewide ballots.

The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act has qualified. The citizen-initiated statute seeks to bar state agencies from buying drugs at prices higher than those paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which receives deep discounts.

Signatures for a second proposed constitutional amendment are in the process of being reviewed. It would give crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused, in a proposal dubbed Marsy’s Law for Ohio.

Congressional redistricting petitions aren’t yet submitted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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