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8:16 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Ohio union law debated in weeks before repeal vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Debaters on both sides of the effort to repeal Ohio's contested new public union law are trying to appeal to voters two weeks before citizens will decide its fate.

In a face-off Tuesday in Columbus, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Eckart accused Gov. John Kasich of masquerading as Robin Hood, taking $350 million from local governments to close the state's massive budget hole.

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5:44 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

PoliticsOhio: What You Need To Know About Statewide Ballot Issues

Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau's Bill Cohen speaks to Emily McCord about the three issues on the state ballot this election. Issue 1 would raise the retirement age of judges from 70 to 75. Issue 2 is the referendum on the collective bargaining bill, and Issue 3 would exempt Ohioans from parts of the federal health care law. Cohen breaks down what the bills mean and what's at stake should they pass.

Politics
1:30 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Ohio House could take up new congressional map

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republicans who control the Ohio Legislature say the state's new and disputed map of congressional districts could be revised.

Ohio House GOP caucus spokesman Mike Dittoe said Friday that all options are on the table, including revisiting the congressional map.

A court fight over the new lines has left the map in limbo and has forced state lawmakers to move toward splitting Ohio's 2012 primary.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Ohio Safety Forces' Study Shows Union Concessions

Opponents of Ohio's new union law are touting a report that shows collective bargaining negotiations have saved taxpayers more than $1 billion since 2008.

Protecting Ohio Protectors - a group representing firefighters and police officers - shared the report Tuesday at multiple news conferences around the state. Voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether the law limiting collective bargaining for public employees should be tossed out.

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11:50 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Ohio election chief upholds Nov. 4 end to early voting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's elections chief says early voting won't be allowed at county elections boards on the weekend before the Nov. 8 election.

Secretary of State Jon Husted has issued an advisory stating that voters who want to cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day will have to do it at their local elections office by 6 p.m. on Nov. 4.

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