State Issue 2, which aims to block monopoly interests from carving out a niche in the Ohio Constitution.
A constitutional lawyer says the Issue 2 “cure” could be worse than the “disease” if Ohioans approve the measure in Tuesday’s election.
Maurice Thompson, executive director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, a conservative, nonprofit legal center, said Issue 2 would hamper future citizen-driven ballot initiatives, including those seeking tax reforms.
The issue would not prevent the General Assembly from initiating monopoly ballot issues and would give the Ohio Ballot Board too much authority to decide what is and is not a monopoly in reviewing their placement on the ballot, Thompson said.
The messaging behind State Issue 2 appears to be built upon the mistruths that it prevents monopolies and would stop the proposed marijuana monopoly if enacted — neither is accurate. This is simply an attack on Ohioans’ initiative rights,”
Posted by Paul Hunter