Election 2011

Politics
4:39 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Ohio's Election Sets Stage For 2012

For PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord speaks to Ellen Belcher, the former editor of the Dayton Daily News editorial page. The nation’s eyes have been on Ohio as voters overwhelmingly overturned Issue 2, the referendum on the law that limits collective bargaining rights. Belcher discusses the possible impact this will have on next year’s election. She also reports on the latest move by Tea Party groups who are proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent worker from being required to join unions, and says this may prove a problem for Ohio Republicans.

Politics
5:28 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Democrats Propose Bill To Stop Senate Bill 5 Elements From Returning

Republican leaders of the Ohio legislature hint they might come back soon and try to pass parts of Senate Bill 5. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, Democrats in the Ohio Senate are sponsoring a bill that they say would prevent that from happening.

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Election 2011
2:00 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

2011 Midday Post-Election Coverage

WYSO's news team provides election results and analysis during an extended, special presentation of the midday news on November 9, 2011

Election 2011
11:56 am
Wed November 9, 2011

2011 Election Wrap Up Live Blog

The color guard at a Vote No on Issue 2 celebration
Courtesy of Ohio Public Radio

12:30PM:  Thanks for joining us.  More information and full area results are available here.

12:25PM:  According to Secretary of State Jon Husted's office, voter turnout was high for an off year: 46% of eligible voter turnout.

12:20PM:  The big news out of Clark County is that Voters Approve the Parks Levy. The parks levies were also big news for Clark County last election when they were defeated.

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Election 2011
11:39 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Governor Kasich Reacts to Issue 2 Defeat

In an election watched nationally, labor unions are celebrating one of their biggest victories in decades after turning back an Ohio law that curbed collective bargaining rights for the state's public workers. Issue 2 was defeated last night by a 61 to 39 percent margin.

The law signed in late March by Republican Gov. John Kasich would have banned public employee strikes, scrapped binding arbitration, and denied public workers the ability to negotiate pensions and health care benefits.

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