According to credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, Ohio’s decision to overturn its contentious anti-collective-bargaining law will have little effect on its credit rating.
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After SB5 defeat and budget that cuts funds to localities, Kasich warns against cities asking for state to ‘bail them out’
After voters felled Ohio Governor John Kasich’s signature anti-collective-bargaining law yesterday, he responded with an assurance that the state wasn’t going to pony up any new cash to help struggling cities.
Conservative commentator and strategist Grover Norquist has weighed in on Ohio’s ballot initiative to repeal the controversial Senate Bill 5, the anti-collective-bargaining law opponents say distracts from the real causes of the state’s budget woes.
The poem issued forth from the speakers at the podium, reverberating off the western face of the Ohio Capitol.
We are firefighters and policemen. We are the reason your house is safe. The strength in the middle of the night when hope brews and faith is tested.
Talk-radio personality Bill Cunningham has broken ranks with his fellow conservatives, urging his listeners to vote ‘no’ on Issue 2, which would repeal Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, a law that severely limits public employees’ right to collectively bargain, and voids their right to binding arbitration and to strike altogether.
Following recent layoffs of 13 firefighters in Lancaster, Ohio, despite the local union’s concessions, the town’s mayor, Republican David S. Smith, says the state’s new anti-collective-bargaining law, up for voter approval on Nov. 8, would not have alleviated the situation as supporters of the law claim.
The Occupy Columbus movement left a small contingent at their forward operating base, located on a busy downtown street directly in front of the Statehouse, as the rest of the force headed to Bicentennial Park to hold their General Assembly. The contingent was there ostensibly to protect the movement’s assets, More…
This week, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new price hike. The change doesn’t affect the price of a basic first-class stamp, so it’s gone unnoticed by most consumers, but it’s the latest desperate volley from the Postal Service to stem the coming tide of insolvency.
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Joe DiVincenzo styles himself affectionately as “Joe D,” the Essex County executive who has happily given bipartisan credence to New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s calls for far-reaching reform to the state’s public employee pension system. The New York Times profiled DiVincenzo in January, leading with an illustration of More…