FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amy Johnson
The Ohio Society of CPAs
614-764-2727, ext. 341 (office)
614-975-2225 (mobile) Group urges a no vote on grounds proposal is not fiscally responsible (COLUMBUS, September 20, 2012)
- The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) Executive Board opposes State Issue 2, which seeks to change the process for determining Ohio's legislative districts through a constitutional amendment.
OSCPA recognizes that changes are needed to Ohio's current redistricting process, but believes Issue 2 is not the right answer. “Issue 2 is not fiscally responsible and seeks to lock problematic language into Ohio's Constitution,” said Clarke Price, President and CEO of OSCPA.
Issue 2 creates a new redistricting entity that would be funded by the state and imposes no spending caps on the process or the amount paid to Commission appointees; further, Ohio taxpayers are being asked to adopt language into the Ohio Constitution that is open to interpretation and could lead to costly legal challenges.
OSCPA also has significant concerns that highly respected and nonpartisan groups such as the Ohio State Bar Association and Ohio Judicial Conference believe this amendment undermines the importance of maintaining an impartial and independent judiciary and have taken positions against Issue 2.
Price added “It would be to the benefit of Ohio voters to reject Issue 2 and instead encourage our elected officials to keep working on a more responsible approach.”
The Ohio Society of CPAs, established in 1908, represents more than 22,000 CPAs in business, education, government and public accounting. The Ohio Society's members not only meet statutory and regulatory requirements as CPAs, but also embrace the highest standards of professional and ethical performance. This is achieved through ongoing professional education, comprehensive quality review and compliance with a strict Code of Professional Conduct.
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