Issue 1 May Be Dead But Lawmakers Have New Plan to Reform Ohio’s Drug-Sentencing Laws

Voters didn’t just reject Issue 1 in Tuesday’s election, they crushed it, with 63 percent voting against the ballot measure that sought to convert most drug-possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors, and remove the option of jail time from a judge’s list of sentencing options. But, according to a report in…

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Ohio’s Issue 1 Handed Resounding Defeat as Voters Balk at Letting Drug Felons Bypass Prison

Maureen O'Conner

Issue 1 went down in flames Tuesday as Ohio voters overwhelmingly decided they didn’t want to change their state constitution in a way that binds the hands of judges in drug possession cases. With more than 90 percent of the precincts reporting, voters were crushing the ballot measure by a…

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County Prosecutor Calls Idea Behind Ohio’s Issue 1 ‘Insane’

Perhaps the most controversial ballot proposal to hit Ohio in years, Issue 1 stirs passions on both sides. If passed by voters on Nov. 6, Issue 1 would amend Ohio’s Constitution to downgrade most drug possession charges to misdemeanors. It doesn’t matter what type of drug, even the deadly fentanyl,…

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Ohio Sheriffs Warn of Looming Disaster in ‘Issue 1’ TV Ad

The DeWine-Husted campaign launched a new television ad Thursday imploring Ohio voters of both parties to “Say No” to Issue 1. The ad features local sheriffs from both political parties opposed to Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment which Democrat Richard Cordray has been pushing for months. His opponent in the…

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Citizens for Community Values: Passing Issue 1 Would be Like ‘Pouring Gasoline on the Fire’ of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis

Another voice for Ohio families has come out against the “Issue 1” ballot initiative that would set in motion a long-held goal of the left, that of decriminalizing the drug culture. Citizens for Community Values said in a statement it “strongly opposes Issue 1,” the proposed amendment to the Ohio…

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Ohio Chief Justice Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Effects if Voters Approve ‘Issue 1’ in November

Maureen O'Conner

Every Ohio voter will soon be targeted by a well-funded ad campaign, attempting to lure them into voting in favor of Issue 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot. Issue 1 attempts to tackle a complex problem, drug addiction, in which a growing number of Ohioans are in and out of…

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