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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.

Are Public Workers Fairly Compensated?

Posted: September 21, 2011

Supporters of Senate Bill 5 and Issue #2 argue that pay and benefit compensation of public workers now exceeds that of their private sector peers. Opponents of the limits on public unions disagree. What do you think? Are public employees fairly compensated?

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.

First TV Ad For Issue 2 Unveiled

Activists with "We Are Ohio" spent the spring and summer working to put Issue 2 on the ballot.
2, 2011

The TV ad features firefighters saying Senate Bill 5 makes it harder for them to do their job.

Ballot Issue Ads Will Carry Disclaimer

Disagreements over Issue 2, a referendum on Senate Bill 5, helped push the Ohio Ballot Board to attach a disclaimer to newspaper ads.
25, 2011

Elections officials say they want to educate the public, but not take a stand for or against ballot issues.

We Are Ohio No Show At SB 5 Negotiation Invitation

19, 2011

The meeting that Republican lawmakers invited union leaders to attend to discuss the attempt to reject Ohio’s new collective bargaining reform bill came and went this morning. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports while there were no face to face discussions, there was a lot of talking.

No Progress in “Meeting” On Senate Bill 5

Protesters gathered in downtown Columbus earlier this year when state lawmakers debated Senate Bill 5.
August 19, 2011

The Governor and other GOP leaders showed up for a Friday morning meeting even after union leaders said they would not show up.