Replacing a problematic system with one that is even worse is not a good idea.
After weighing the arguments on both sides, the OSCPA Governmental Affairs Advisory Council and Executive Board both voted unanimously to oppose Issue 2, and encouraged members to do the same on Election Day. Major problems cited by OSCPA include locking poorly drafted language into Ohio’s Constitution, a lack of fiscal accountability and opposition by major organizations representing judges: the very elected officials who would be charged with oversight of the proposed new commission.
The Legislative Service Commission estimates the costs of executing the legislation to be around $15 million.
OSCPA encourages members to reject Issue 2 and instead urge elected officials to keep working on a more responsible approach. For more information, go to www.protectyourvoteohio.com.