COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio will pay cash to tens of thousands of state workers this month to make up for personal days they gave up over the past two years to help balance the state budget.
The Associated Press has learned that each full-time employee is receiving the equivalent of four days' wages plus four sick days. That's in exchange for eight personal days conceded under the union contract negotiated under former Gov. Ted Strickland.
Swapping sick for personal days is beneficial for the state. Sick time - unlike personal time - is only partially reimbursed when unused.
Emily McCord speaks with Karen Kasler from Ohio Public Radio's Statehouse Bureau in this week's PoliticsOhio. Kasler discusses Strickland agenda until Kasich assumes the role of Governor and why we don't know who is applying for public office, per Kasich's resume request.
The election is over and Republicans now hold all major statewide offices and both the house and senate. In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Statehouse Bureau Chief, Karen Kasler, on what the change means for the state and what Governor Strickland may do in his final moments in office.