Central Ohio public health advocates gained some political support on Monday to keep funding intact for a children’s health insurance program.
Gov. Kasich Wants SB5 Compromise
Governor John Kasich and other fellow republicans want to reach an agreement with labor unions on Senate Bill 5 which would call off a fall referendum. Kasich has asked to meet with 10 union leaders involved in the group pushing for the lawâ€™s repeal on Friday. We Are Ohio said in a new release Wednesday afternoon the governorâ€™s approach to a compromise â€œflawed.â€
The controversial law, signed by the governor in March, would prohibit strikes, take away collective bargaining rights and reduce government contributions to public employees’ pensions.
Supporters of the bill say it brings public worker benefits more in line with the private sector.