Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The union-backed group that successfully fought to defeat Ohio’s contentious collective bargaining law spent more than $29 million in the fall ballot campaign.
Ohio voters by a margin of 61% to 39% 0verwhelmingly rejected Issue 2, the state’s law limiting the collective bargaining power of public employee unions. Why do you think Senate Bill 5 lost so badly?
The state’s new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment.
The group made famous in a Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance is now funding ads in support of Issue 2.
Senate Bill 5 would prohibit such automatic “fair share” payments.
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.
Opponents of Senate Bill 5 and Issue 2 have increased their lead to 25 percent in the last poll.
Monday’s debate featured two Democrats on opposite sides of Ohio’s new collective bargaining law.
Ads occasionally use video from the opposing side, but the new Issue 2 spot doesn’t identify the speaker as an Issue 2 opponent.
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.