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Election 2011
6:11 am
Wed November 9, 2011

New Collective Bargaining Law Repealed by Voters

By a vote of 61% to 39 voters said kill the law. It would have given management the final say in long running impasses, used job performance to determine pay and lay offs, and out law strikes.

“People have stood up and said do not treat our public employees this way. we respect our firefighters, we respect our police officers, our teachers, our nurses, our bus drivers, the people that work at our schools, the people that plow our streets and they know what’s best for their cities. Give them a voice at the table,” says Cincinnati firefighter Dirk Sterns.

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Election 2011
6:03 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Montgomery County Levy Results

Results for levies in Montgomery County:

Centerville Library (3 Mill Replacement and Increase)
YES: 61% (12,948 votes)
NO: 39% (8,435 votes)

Englewood (1.65 Mill Renewal Operating Expenses)
YES: 66% (3,147 votes)
NO: 34% (1,640 votes)

German Twp. Senior Citizens Levy (1 Mill Renewal)
YES: 59% (1,654 votes)
NO: 41% (1,172 votes)

Huber Heights School Levy (8 Mill Additional)
NO: 73% (8,777 votes)
YES: 27% (3,290 votes)

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Election 2011
5:29 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Statewide Election Results by the Numbers

Here are this morning's results on Statewide Ballot Issues:

Issue 1 (Proposed Constitutional Amendment to increase the maximum age at which a person may be elected or appointed judge and eliminate certain authorities)

NO: 62.03% (2,036,080 votes)
YES: 37.97% (1,246,535)

Issue 2 (Proposed Referendum to repeal Senate Bill 5)

NO: 61.33% (2,145,042 votes)
YES: 38.67% (1,352,366 votes)

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Breaking
9:30 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

AP Reports Issue 3 Decided, Ohio Opts Out Of Health Care Mandate

Voters in Ohio have approved a ballot measure intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in any health care system.

The constitutional amendment passed is largely symbolic, coming in response to the 2009 federal health care overhaul, a provision of which mandates that most Americans purchase health care.

Supporters hope it will prompt a challenge of the overhaul before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The tea party and Republican groups backing the amendment say the Affordable Care Act was an overreach by the Obama administration and Congress.

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Election 2011
9:30 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Ohio Voters Reject Union Limits

Early returns show that Ohio's new law limiting the collective bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers has been defeated after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the state's Republican establishment.

The law hadn't taken effect yet. It was thrown out Tuesday amid high turnout in a year without a presidential election. Current union rules will stand until the GOP-controlled Legislature plans its next move.

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