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November 08, 2011


Ohio Voters Reject Collective Bargaining Restrictions

Ohio's new collective bargaining law was defeated "after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment," the AP reports.

"In a political blow to GOP Gov. John Kasich, voters handily rejected the law, which would have limited the bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers."

National Journal: "The repeal of Issue 2 is also a blow for Kasich, whose approval numbers have already been lousy this year. Republicans in the state who supported the measure will also have to carry the baggage of vouching for something that was overturned. And looking ahead to 2012, that's something that could potentially affect races at the federal level, as Democrats will surely blast Republicans who supported SB 5 and cast its repeal as a rejection of the GOP agenda."












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