1,298,301 Signatures Collected In Favor Of Collective Bargaining
This week Columbus on the Record panelists discuss the possibility of a referendum against Senate Bill 5, the bill that effects collective bargaining. We Are Ohio, the group leading the referendum effort, collected a million votes more than they needed (231,000 valid signatures are required) to have Senate Bill 5 placed before voters this autumn. The group also organized a parade on June 29 that marched through Downtown Columbus.
Also this week: Lawmakers approve the state budget, which will bring major changes; Investors get a tax-credit program if they invest in Ohio companies; Ohio House OKs nation’s most restrictive abortion measure; and the Cooper Stadium auto race track moves forward, but are neighbors’ rights being trumped by business interests?
- Laura Bischoff (Dayton Daily News)
- Ann Fisher (WOSU 89.7 FM)
- Dale Butland (Innovation Ohio)
- Terry Casey (Republican Consultant)
- Brent Larkin: Cut Ohio’s losses by cutting a deal on SB 5 (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
- We Are Ohio collects 1.3 million signatures (The Columbus Dispatch)
- Local governments, nursing homes, schools, and universities must make do with less in new budget (The Columbus Dispatch)
- Gov. John Kasich and his advisers switch gears to a tax-credit program (The Columbus Dispatch)
- Ohio House approves “heartbeat bills” – restrictive anti-abortion legislation (The Columbus Dispatch)
- Cooper Stadium, the former home of the Clippers, is close to a new life in auto racing (The Columbus Dispatch)