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5:44 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Collective Bargaining Wrap Up: Part 2

Ohio’s new law that slashes the power of public employee unions has sparked one of the most bitter debates in modern Ohio history. Voters now have the chance to endorse it or kill it when they vote on state issue 2. Yesterday, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen recalled for us how this measure got onto the ballot. Today, in part 2 of his wrap-up series, we hear pro and con arguments on some of the new law’s many provisions.

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Politics
12:18 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Republican: Deal close on Ohio congressional map

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Republican negotiator says a deal is getting close on an alternative map for new congressional districts for the state.

Former state GOP chairman Bob Bennett tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer the Ohio House could vote on a different map as early as tomorrow.

Republican House Speaker William Batchelder asked Bennett to work with black House Democrats to find a compromise.

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Politics
5:44 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Collective Bargaining Wrap Up: Part 1

Some call it a common sense law to control government labor costs and help over-burdened taxpayers. Others call it an attack on public employees, unions, and the whole middle class. Both sides are talking about the same thing: State Issue 2. It’s on the ballot so voters can either endorse or kill the new collective bargaining law that Republicans pushed through the legislature. Part one of a two part series from Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen.

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Politics
5:44 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Party Leaders In Ohio Spar Over Issue 2, Redistricting

In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler. She interviewed the Ohio Democratic Party leader, Chris Redfern, and the Republican leader, Kevin DeWine. They discussed their views on Issue 2, the ballot referendum on collective bargaining in the state. DeWine and Redfern touch on the Republican proposed congressional district map and the Democrats effort to repeal it on next year's ballot. Kasler also reports on the campaign finance report released this week regarding spending on Issue 2 and what the numbers mean.

Politics
12:30 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Ohio prof makes anti-Israel statement at speech

KENT, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio professor with former ties to a jihadist website has come under fire for shouting "Death to Israel" during a speech by a former Israeli diplomat.

Multiple media outlets report that Kent State University professor Julio Pino (pee-NOH') shouted the comment Tuesday after trading barbs with former Israeli diplomat Ishmael Khaldi.

Pino reportedly asked how Israel could justify providing aid to countries with "blood money" that came from the deaths of Palestinians.

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