Challenges to John Kasich's Challenges to SB5 Referendum


On Thursday, organizers behind the drive to repeal Senate Bill 5 plan to announce their tally of signatures required to get a referendum on the November ballot.

The group, known as We Are Ohio, needs 231,000 valid signatures to challenge the law limiting collective bargaining rights for public employees. Early rumors put the actual number of signatures at more than one million.

Meanwhile, Governor John Kasich has been exploring ways to jam the bill through anyway. One such method, leaked last week, has Kasich hacking up the repeal referendum into numerous separate issues, such that voters might throw up their hands in confusion and retire to watch McHale’s Navy reruns instead.

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