We Are Ohio Surpass Their Goal (Updated)

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Updated: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today that the SB5 referendum collected 915,456 valid signatures, certifying that the group more than surpassed the necessary 231,147 number for the issue to appear on the ballot. According to the Dayton Daily News, "backers of the referendum had to collect signatures in 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties equal to 3 percent of the the votes in the 2010 governor’s race. They met the 3 percent requirement in all 88 counties."

Next up: Forming ballot language. — Grzegorek

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The great state government arm wrestle between state employees and Governor John Kasich continues to grind on. According to the people pushing back against Senate Bill 5 — the legislation that would basically knee-cap collective bargaining — the stakes are survival itself.

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