COLUMBUS – Spokesmen from both sides of state Issue 2 will present arguments for and against the drug price ballot measure on this weekend’s Town Hall Ohio.
The radio program is a weekly public affairs show produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau. Matt Borges of Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices, the proponents of the measure, and Dale Butland of Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue, who oppose the issue, will share their views on the proposal. Borges was formerly chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, while Butland served as state chief of staff for John Glenn during the Cambridge Democrat’s time in the U.S. Senate.
Ballot language says the measure “would require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law.”
The debate will air Saturday and Sunday. Stations and airtimes can be found at TownHallOhio.org. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes.