Drug Price Plan Will Get Looked Over By Lawmakers, And Should Local Gun Bans Be Upheld Or Shot Down?

State lawmakers now have the opportunity to decide on a proposal to cap the price Ohio pays for drugs it buys for Medicaid, prisons and other state-run programs. Officials are looking into what appeared to be a developing water crisis in the northeast Ohio village of Sebring in Mahoning County. It’s the final weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire for the candidates for president, including Gov. John Kasich.

The underdog candidate for the Democratic nomination for US Senate has been trying to spark media coverage of his campaign, and Cincinnati City Councilman PG Sittenfeld has proposed a constitutional amendment that would override a state law from 2006 banning local gun bans. The proposal has been embraced by gun control activists who flanked him at his press conference introducing it. But gun rights groups blasted it as unconstitutional because they say it would prevent the exercise of a constitutional right, and they say the issue of pre-emption is settled law. Talking about this amendment and other issues related to gun control and gun rights at the Statehouse are two experts on the front lines with this issue. Gerard Valentino is a co-founder of the Buckeye Firearms Association. Jennifer Thorne is the executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, which supports the amendment.

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