Two years ago, the Statehouse was ground zero for a fight over a bill to limit collective bargaining rights. Now, a new bill is being introduced later today that is likely to revive some of those old controversies.
In this week's edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau. Kasler details where Kasich has been during his first terms as governor, how his tone will compare this year, and what that means for the annual State of the State Speech. She reports that Kasich will likely focus on education and fracking, but it's doubtful Ohioans will see sweeping reforms like last year's collective bargaining initiative.
An Ohio group has resubmitted paperwork to state officials in its effort to push a ballot initiative that would keep workers who are covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay union dues.
The group's lawyer, Maurice Thompson, says Ohioans for Workplace Freedom refiled a new summary of its right-to-work amendment on Monday.
Attorney General Mike DeWine has to clear the summary from the coalition of tea party groups and others before they can start collecting the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed to get it on the ballot this year.