Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
Union protesters and tea party activists descended on the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday in opposing shows of force as senators heard more testimony on a bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights. Ohio is facing an estimated $8 billion deficit, and Republican Gov. John Kasich has said union labor costs must be reined in.
The Ohio legislature is considering a bill that would bring the state into compliance with the new federal Adam Walsh law. But advocates for Ohio’s youngest criminals warn lawmakers to be careful not to label some kids as sex offenders for life.