SB 5 Backers Fire Back

This week, WOSU Public Media’s “Columbus on the Record” panelists discuss the Ohio Senate Bill 5 backers, who have started running Pro-SB5 ads, including one with a former firefighter.

Other topics: Lawmakers move closer to carving up Ohio’s congressional districts; Ohio Senate aides get raises soon after budget cuts; Barack Obama gives unions his support; and is Columbus safer than it was on September 11, 2001?


  • Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio)
  • Mark Niquette (Bloomberg News)
  • Bob Clegg (Republican Strategist)
  • Sandy Theis (Democratic Strategist)

Read More:

  • Building a Better Ohio (Pro SB5) unveiled its first TV ad, featuring Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, a former firefighter (The Dayton Daily News)
  • The Republican Governors Association will begin running TV commercials defending limits on collective bargaining (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • Vice President Joe Biden appeases union base at the AFL-CIO’s Labor Day picnic  (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • The Republican-controlled legislature must redraw Ohio’s congressional districts to match new census numbers (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • How much has 9/11 increased the cost of security, and are we really any safer? (WOSU Public Media)
  • Ten years later, Muslims continue to struggle with acceptance within the Columbus community (WOSU Public Media)

Segments On This Episode (on YouTube)

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Ohio SB 5 Backers Fire Back With Firefighters

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Pay Raises for Ohio Senate Aides

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Obama Backs Ohio Unions

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Lawmakers Begin Carving Up Ohio’s Congressional Districts

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Is Columbus Safer Than It Was On September 11, 2001?

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