Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Backers want to put a measure before voters to let more Ohioans opt out of labor unions.
The co-founder of a tea party coalition in Ohio says it will push for a state constitutional amendment to prevent workers covered by union contracts from being required to join unions or pay dues.
The constitutional amendment is largely symbolic, coming in response to 2009 federal health care changes.
Issue 3 on this fallâ€™s ballot is an amendment which supporters say would allow Ohio to opt out of the federal health care law which mandates individuals purchase health insurance. But as Ohio Public Radio reports, its critics say it could do much more than that.