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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:47 AM
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Dems back bill to allow recall of Ohio governor
COLUMBUS, Ohio

Spurred by a new law that curtails collective bargaining rights for public workers, Democratic lawmakers in Ohio are proposing legislation that would allow voters to recall the governor and members of the General Assembly.

The bill has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Legislature. But its sponsors on Wednesday said Ohioans should be given an opportunity to react to the collective bargaining limits just as voters are in Wisconsin. Sixteen state senators there face recall efforts over a similar union measure.

State Rep. Robert Hagan, a Youngstown Democrat, cited what he called "an attack on working people, an attack on organized labor, an attack on the ability to collectively bargain" as reasons he's co-sponsoring the measure. He said it also had to a lot to do with Gov. John Kasich.

"He's dividing the state," Hagan said. "He's hurting the people in this state and we think that this legislation that will be offered will go to the heart of those constituents and voters who have grown disenchanted with this governor."

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9MEDSPO0....
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:52 AM
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1. The People of Wisconsin stand with the People of Ohio. n/t
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:52 AM
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2. Why can't we the voters have a referendum without the legislature?
Of course there is no chance of this passing considering the GOPers in the legislature back his ass all the way to their bank account.

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