Dispatch Politics: Ohio drug-price ballot issue likely to be costly, contentious

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The Columbus Dispatch
Monday, May 22, 2017
Ohio drug-price ballot issue likely to be costly, contentious
Everyone wants to pay less for prescription drugs.That’s the selling point for supporters of the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act heading into what promises to be a contentious and expensive campaign this fall about an initiated statute ballot issue that’s supposed to reduce the price of prescription drugs.Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue, the group opposing the initiative, faces an uphill battle, saying that it won’t save consumers money on prescription drugs as […]
Ohio’s health department wants direct authority to go after bad nursing homes
The Ohio Department of Health wants more authority to crack down on poorly performing nursing homes and staff members who mistreat residents.After a couple of highly publicized incidents, Gov. John Kasich’s administration has asked the state Senate to return to the two-year budget plan two provisions aimed at protecting residents and improving care. The measures had been proposed by the governor but removed from the plan by the House.Dave Holston, chief of the state […]
Give Trump a chance, Chillicothe voters say
CHILLICOTHE — Christina Ramsey stands along Paint Street, waiting for husband Bruce while clutching a clear plastic box jammed full of his amber-tinted prescription vials.Change has been elusive, a long time coming for the Ramseys. Now that it’s arrived, it’s the opposite of what they had hoped.Health issues have forced Bruce Ramsey into an unwanted early retirement after 36 years pumping out paper products at the Glatfelter mill. His wife hopes he […]
California spat shows Democrats still far from united
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Democrats narrowly selected longtime party insider Eric Bauman to be the leader of the largest state Democratic Party, angering and frustrating supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders who threw their support behind an insurgent challenger.Delegates to the state party convention selected Bauman for party chair on Saturday. He defeated Kimberly Ellis, who refused to concede citing unspecified concerns with the vote count and, after speaking with a […]
Did China kill CIA informants during Obama’s presidency?
WASHINGTON — The Chinese government “systematically dismantled” CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years, The New York Times reported Saturday.The newspaper cited 10 current and former U.S. officials, who described the intelligence breach during President Barack Obama’s administration as one of the worst in decades. They spoke on condition of anonymity.The report said U. […]
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