COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters opposed to a new collective bargaining law that limits public employee unions will get to vote "no" at the ballot box this fall, following a decision Wednesday by the state Ballot Board.
The decision followed hours of negotiation by Secretary of State Jon Husted, the board's Republican chairman. It echoes years of Ohio ballot tradition, but also counts as a victory for the law's opponents. Voters against or confused by an issue tend to vote against it.
In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler. Senate Bill 5 has passed the senate and will move onto the house. Kasler tells McCord that not every Republican was ready to pass the bill. Also, Kasler previews Governor Kasich's State of the State speech next week.
Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen in this weeks "PoliticsOhio". Cohen describes the scene at the statehouse this week as workers came out to hear the details of the GOP-proposed Senate Bill 5. He explains what those changes would mean for labor unions and government workers if the bill passes. *Theme music by BJSR
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