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Governor, Opponents Make Final Push For Issue 2 Votes

Supporters and opponents of Issue 2 made a final push for votes over the weekend. Both sides have events planned for Monday.
November 7, 2011

Both sides of the collective bargaining law have events scheduled on the day before Election Day.

Decision Nears On Issue 2

Public employees demonstrated against Senate Bill 5 earlier this year.
2, 2011

With less a week before Election Day, Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen brings us an overview of one of the most controversial ballot efforts in modern Ohio history.

Romney Clarifies Position On Issue 2

Mitt Romney says he didn't mean to create any confusion when he said he did not have a position on Ohio's Issue 2.
27, 2011

The Republican presidential candidate threw his support behind collective bargaining changes a day after saying he didn’t have a position on Issues 2 or 3.

First Issue 2 Debate Televised Statewide Brings Same Arguments

The pro Issue 2 side was represented by Rep. State Sen. Keith Faber. Labor and their allies got support from former Dem. Congressman Dennis Eckert.
October 26, 2011

A Senate Bill 5 supporter and opponent debated the measure at the WOSU Studios at COSI Tuesday night.

John Kasich Vows To Keep Working for SB5 Despite Weak Poll Numbers

John Kasich says he undeterred by a poll which shows Issue 2 trailing by 25 points.
October 25, 2011

Gov. John Kasich says he and other supporters will keep working to persuade voters to keep an Ohio law that limits the bargaining rights of 350,000 public workers, while
a new poll suggests that’s going to be hard work.

Romney Rallies For Ohio Issues 2 and 3

The Republican front-runner and former Massachusetts Governor will speak to supporters in the Cincinnati area on Tuesday.
25, 2011

The Republican presidential candidate will appear in Cincinnati to rally support for Senate Bill 5 and exempting Ohio from the new health insurance mandate.

Poll: Opposition to Issue 2 Grows, Gap at 25%

Public employees demonstrate against Senate Bill 5 earlier this year.
25, 2011

Opponents of Senate Bill 5 and Issue 2 have increased their lead to 25 percent in the last poll.

Issue 2 Opponents: Law Would Wipe Out Cost-Saving Measures

The report comes from Protect Ohio Protectors, an outspoken critic of Senate Bill 5 and Issue 2.
October 18, 2011

A new report says the collective bargaining practices cut by Senate Bill 5 have saved the state more than $1 billion since 2008.

Another Lively Debate Over Issue 2

Supporters and opponents of Issue 2 debated the collective bargaining measure in Cleveland on Monday.
October 18, 2011

Monday’s debate featured two Democrats on opposite sides of Ohio’s new collective bargaining law.

Edited TV Ad Turns Issue 2 Opponent Into Supporter

The original ad clearly portrays Marlene Quinn as an opponent of Issue 2, but another TV ad uses her testimony to support Issue 2.
12, 2011

Ads occasionally use video from the opposing side, but the new Issue 2 spot doesn’t identify the speaker as an Issue 2 opponent.