A frequent criticism of Issue 2, the redistricting reform proposal before Ohio voters on Nov. 6, is its cost to taxpayers.
The Ohio Republican Party played that card when it sent out a campaign flier Sept. 11, 2012, with a warning about the 12-member redistricting commission that Issue 2 would establish. Its claim:
"They'll have a blank check to spend our money."
The claim is a common theme used in the campaign against Issue 2. PolitiFact Ohio decided to check it out.
as the Ohio Supreme Court ruled, the proposed amendment places a qualification on spending. If the commission were to ask for more money than initially provided, as LoParo hypothesized, it would have to show the spending is necessary.
There is no specific cap on spending in the amendment, but that does not mean the commission will be able to spend as much as it wants.
The GOP's statement is not accurate. On the Truth-O-Meter, the claim rates False.