We reported on yesterday's surprising news of the Governor finally conceding that SB5 went too far and should be toned down. Here's the news of that white flag being raised, as reported from around the state.
The Cincinatti Enquirer gets a quote from the author of SB5, State Sen. Shannon Jones
“I don’t think that’s a fair analysis at all,” said Jones, who represents eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County.
“This is just a reminder that an offer that was there from the start – to sit down and talk, to look for common ideas – is still open,” she told the Enquirer. “If they want to do that, fine. If not, we’ll have an election.”
The Toledo Blade reminds us that it's difficult to change SB5 if the Legislature isn't in session, and won't be until after the August 30th deadline
Lawmakers, however, are on summer recess and are not scheduled to return before the Aug. 30 deadline.
The Dispatch has this choice quote from the Governor
Some might call that projection.
The Marietta Times has a quote from a teacher, one we've heard expressed many times already too
Marietta resident Sarah Beaver, a 59-year-old retired teacher, isn't buying it.
"Don't trust him farther than I can throw him," she said "He's just afraid (the repeal) is going to pass and this is his way to avoid it."
This is why reapling then dealing is the only way forward.
Finally, in the 3rd of a 3 part series, Plunderbund has what might be the real reason for yesterday's developments
Double digits behind in the polls, no grass roots support, poor fundraising, a record massive 1.3 million signatures collected, and lots of evidence of voter anger over SB5, those are the kinds of conditions that make any politician want to have a do over.