In the week’s edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler. A progressive think tank alleges that public money is being used to fund a campaign to support Senate Bill 5. Kasler reports on how they have connected the dots and on whether or not the assertion has legs. Also, she touches on a new website launched this week by Treasuer Josh Mandel and on his chances of a Senate run.
Data on how much money state and local public employees make has been online for a while. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports that data is getting a lot of new attention thanks to a link on a state officeholder's website.
The left-leaning group Progress Ohio says 24 million dollars in public money will go from the high-tech job creating Third Frontier program to local chambers of commerce. Brian Rothenberg says many of them support Ohio’s collective bargaining reform law.
“This is now a laundering scheme that allows for public money to flow into organizations that will be compromised in their decision-making over issues like Senate Bill 5 in the future,” says Rothenberg.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's largest small business association is throwing its support behind a campaign that is defending the state's contentious new collective bargaining law against a repeal effort on the November ballot.
The law signed by Gov. John Kasich in March bans public employee strikes and restricts collective bargaining abilities for public workers.
The National Federation of Independent Business in Ohio said Monday its membership overwhelmingly supports upholding the law.
There have been a lot of discussions that seem to be happening behind the scenes about how to get this resolved before this goes to the ballot to voters in about 80 or so days, in a little over 2 months. There was some talk about how some republican leaders were trying to get union leaders to deal with this.