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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.

Most Ohio Union Workers Affected By SB #5 Insurance Rule

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Senate Bill 5 Opponents protest
5, 2011

State data reviewed by The Associated Press show eight in 10 unionized government workers in Ohio would pay more toward their health insurance premiums if voters retain a
new collective bargaining law in November.

Poll: Support For Issue 2 Growing

The collective bargaining law has angered firefighters, police officers, and other public workers who say the changes are unreasonable.
27, 2011

The new survey hints at voters backing away from repealing Senate Bill 5.

A Kinder, Gentler Issue 2?

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Recent campaign efforts, including this recent TV ad, have shifted away from criticism of public workers.
September 20, 2011

Supporters of Ohio’s new collective bargaining law seem to be softening their criticism of public employees.

Changing Strategy For SB5 Supporters?

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A new television ad from supporters of Senate Bill5 highlights just the most-popular portions of the collective bargaining law.
September 16, 2011

A new television ad highlights parts of the law that have proven most-popular in polls.

Study: Public Worker Compensation Outpaces Private Sector

Firefighters and their allies protest Senate Bill 5 on the steps of the Statehouse earlier this year.
15, 2011

The study gives added ammunition to supporters of reducing the power of public employee unions.

VP Biden To Speak At Ohio Labor Picnic

5, 2011

Vice President Joe Biden will speak to a major union Labor Day gathering in the key electoral state of Ohio, as the Obama administration works on ways to counter the nation’s unemployment woes.