[flickr photo=5490431105]The major news today, which I am sure you are all aware of was the passage of S.B.5 through both the House (on a 53-44 vote) and the Senate (a repeat 17-16) vote. The Governor is expected to sign the bill tomorrow. It will then go into effect 90 days later.
Or so they wished.
It is certain that labor groups and those who believe the middle class should remain strong will seek to place a referendum on the ballot this November. If enough signatures are collected the law will be suspended before going into effect. You can read about how this "Citizens Veto" will work here.
Coverage of yesterdays attack on the middle class can be found across all the major newspapers:
- The NYT: Ohio Lawmakers Pass Anti-Union Bill
- The Dispatch: Assembly sends SB 5 to Kasich
- Business Journal Daily: Labor Delivers Loud Message to Chamber
- The Mourning Journal: Local labor leaders call for referendum
- The Toledo Blade: Labor-rights restrictions ready for Kasich to sign
- Politics USAAs Gov Kasich’s Approval Tanks, Ohio House Passes Anti-Union Bill
- The Vindicator: Senate approves SB 5 17-16; moves to Gov. Kasich
- Cincinnati.com: Ohio Legislature approves Senate Bill 5
- Dayton Daily NewsOhio Legislature OKs collective bargaining limits
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