Unions have collected enough signatures for a statewide referendum on election day 2011 seeking to roll back Ohio’s collective bargaining reform bill.
As reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
The fate of Senate Bill 5, Ohio’s new collective bargaining law, will be in the hands of Ohio voters on Nov. 8, the state’s elections chief announced on Thursday.
The group leading the repeal effort submitted 915,456 valid signatures to put the law on the November ballot, according to Secretary of State Jon Husted. Only 231,147 valid signatures were required.
A Quinnipiac poll released yesterday shows the collective bargaining bill is unpopular. Gov. John Kasich and Republicans have just over three months to make the case.
Three months may be enough, if Ohio can start to show the type of economic turn around being seen in Wisconsin, which is seeing job growth not seen elsewhere in the nation.