The Office of Budget and Management (OBM) has estimated that Issue 2 would cost the state between $11 million and $15.2 million over the next eight years, as reported by The Columbus Dispatch.
Issue 2 is a proposed constitutional amendment that would change how Ohio’s legislative districts are determined.
In a letter to Secretary of State Jon Husted, OBM Director Tim Keen said the estimates include the cost to establish a redistricting commission and the new district redrawing process.
The Ohio Society’s Governmental Affairs Advisory Council and Executive Board unanimously recommended OSCPA oppose Issue 2.
Major concerns included the lack of fiscal accountability, inclusion of poorly drafted language that likely will lead to costly legal challenges and creating a conflict of interest for Ohio judges.
OSCPA encourages members to reject Issue 2 and instead urge our elected officials to keep working on a more responsible approach. For more information, go to www.protectyourvoteohio.com.
Visit OSCPA’s Election Guide for other recommendations in the upcoming election.