Emily McCord speaks to NPR's Sonari Glinton for this week's edition of PoliticsOhio. He's a business reporter who has been in the state to report on Ohio's collective bargaining situation and speaks with McCord about how this fits in to the national scene. Also, he addresses the politics behind President Obama's silence on the matter during a recent visit to Ohio.
In this week's installment of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler. On the heels of a very eventful day at the Statehouse, Kasler discusses how Ohio compares to Wisconsin, which is also in the midst of a battle on collective bargaining. Also, she describes Governor Kasich's comments about a police officer in January and the effect on the situation. *Theme music by BJSR
The Senate has approved Ohio Governor John Kasich's plan to hand over job creation functions to a non-profit corporation after lawmakers changed the measure to address some concerns about ethics and public access. On a 31-2 vote, the Republican-led Senate passed the bill to create the new JobsOhio entity. The House passed a different version of the bill and would have to agree to the changes before it goes to Kasich's desk for a signature.
Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen in this weeks "PoliticsOhio". Cohen describes the scene at the statehouse this week as workers came out to hear the details of the GOP-proposed Senate Bill 5. He explains what those changes would mean for labor unions and government workers if the bill passes. *Theme music by BJSR
**CORRECTION Binding Arbitration occurs only with police and fire forces.