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    [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE BILL

    COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that petitioners seeking a referendum on Senate Bill 5 have collected 915,456valid signatures, meeting the necessary requirements to place the issue on the 2011 November ballot. Petitioners needed 231,147 signatures or six percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010.
    Less than a quarter million signatures were needed to put repeal of the Ohio union busting law on that ballot. Almost a full million signatures were collected, and polls show a crushing victory for those who want repeal of this law. Chalk up a victory for the people of Ohio over corporate special interests.

    Article is here.
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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Less than a quarter million signatures were needed to put repeal of the Ohio union busting law on that ballot. Almost a full million signatures were collected, and polls show a crushing victory for those who want repeal of this law. Chalk up a victory for the people of Ohio over corporate special interests.

    Article is here.

    uh public sector unions are a special interest that is contrary to the interests of the TAXPAYERS of Ohio



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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Less than a quarter million signatures were needed to put repeal of the Ohio union busting law on that ballot. Almost a full million signatures were collected, and polls show a crushing victory for those who want repeal of this law. Chalk up a victory for the people of Ohio over corporate special interests.

    Article is here.
    This is interesting and I wonder what it means for the governor.

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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    Looks like the governor's approval ratings have taken a nose dive.

    Gov. Kasich's approval rating on downhill slide : Politics : News : ToledoontheMove.com

    That's the most recent article I can find... 20th of this month

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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    According to a Quinnipiac poll of registered voters, 50 percent of Ohio voters disapprove of the job Kasich is doing as governor. Just 35 percent approve of his job performance. Almost one third of all registered voters are "very dissatisfied" with the way things are going in the state.

    When Kasich ran for governor and defeated incumbent governor Ted Strickland, he promised he would close Ohio's $8 billion budget gap without raising taxes. He and the Republican dominated legislature passed numerous spending cuts to bring the budget into balance. The cuts in state services will impact Ohioans from all walks of life.

    Kasich has also examined the possibility of leasing the Ohio Turnpike to a private operator and has pushed legislation to allow oil and gas exploration on state owned property as means of increasing revenue to the cash strapped state.

    However, the issue that most voters identify with John Kasich is Senate Bill 5 which he signed into law in March. S.B. 5 fundamentally alters the ability of state and local employee unions to negotiate with their employers. The bill prohibits strikes by public employees, sets minimum levels of pension contributions and contributions toward health care.
    50% of voters disapprove... that sucks for him

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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Looks like the governor's approval ratings have taken a nose dive.

    Gov. Kasich's approval rating on downhill slide : Politics : News : ToledoontheMove.com

    That's the most recent article I can find... 20th of this month

    Kasich was smart to do the stuff that is going to piss of people who didn't support him in 2010 early in his administration

    how he does in 2014 is going to turn on issues other than that. for example he also held up the casino deal trying to get more money for ohio

    that hurt him as people saw empty construction sites and heard city politicians whining about their cash cow being slowed up

    in 2014 if OHio is raking in big bucks (and Ohio will get more due to Kasich forcing a better deal) he's going be able to take credit for that



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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh public sector unions are a special interest that is contrary to the interests of the TAXPAYERS of Ohio
    I presume the million signatures were done by taxpayers. Democracy!!!


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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I presume the million signatures were done by taxpayers. Democracy!!!
    And even if the people are wrong in overturning his legislation, this government is for the people and by the people. Game on.

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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I presume the million signatures were done by taxpayers. Democracy!!!

    depends on how you define tax payers

    actually its voters

    and I think it will pass

    the unions are having a hard on over this

    most people don't care enough one way or another unless they are unionistas who think that limiting the ability of public sector unions to rape the taxpayers hurts all unionistas (sadly the unions that are most legitimate are waning and the ones that are most worthless are growing)



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    Re: [Ohio]- SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED CERTIFIES SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM ON SENATE B

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    And even if the people are wrong in overturning his legislation, this government is for the people and by the people. Game on.
    referendums cut both ways

    gays have been on the short end of that stick a bunch of times



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