Drug Price Control Ballot Backers Sue Husted
Backers of an effort aimed at controlling prescription drug prices purchased by state agencies are suing Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted over their petition signatures. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Supporters want state lawmakers to take action on their plan to limit the price of
HIV/AIDS drugs. And if they don't, the group wants to take it before voters in
November. But Secretary of State Jon Husted has sent petition signatures that were
submitted to bring it before lawmakers back to counties for more verification.
Michael Weinstein says that's why his group is suing Husted in the Ohio Supreme
"We are concerned that the Secretary of State is trying to run out the clock in
order to prevent us from getting on the ballot in November."
In a written statement, Husted says he is doing his job to safeguard elections by
investigating claims of invalid petitions.