South Dakota Judge Blocks Drug Price Cap Measure From Ballot

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A South Dakota judge has barred a ballot question that would have capped the price state agencies could pay for prescription drugs from appearing on the November ballot.
    
Circuit Judge Patricia DeVaney says in a Monday court filing that supporters of Initiated Measure 26 didn’t submit enough valid signatures to put it before voters in the general election.
    
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs in April approved the measure to go before voters, but a group opposing the question challenged the validity of signatures submitted to put it on the ballot.
    
South Dakotans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue spokeswoman Sherry Kurtz-Anderson says supporters of the measure violated the law in trying to get the “deceptive proposal” on the ballot.
    
Initiative supporters didn’t immediately return telephone messages requesting comment from The Associated Press.

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