On August 1, the Ohio Solicitor General asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal in Ohio v Citizens for Tax Reform. The 6th circuit had invalidated an Ohio law that makes it illegal for initiative proponents to pay circulators on a per signature basis. The evidence in that case is strong that such laws make it considerably more expensive to qualify initiatives. The U.S. Supreme Court case number is not yet known. Thanks to David Langdon for this news.