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Issue 2

Obama Gets Boost In Battleground State From Failed GOP Effort

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

By Jeff Mason COLUMBUS, Ohio--As Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum fight to win Ohio's presidential primary on Tuesday, Republican hopes of victory...

Ohio Dems Look To 2012 After Union Victory

AP | JOHN SEEWER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Unionized teachers and retirees, local government officials, and veterans are among public workers running for office in an eff...

John Celock

UPDATE: Democrats Get Enough Signatures To Overturn Ohio Voting Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Democrats and progressives in Ohio have just over a week to gather 10,000 more petition signatures to force a referendum to overturn the state's contr...

Mark Blumenthal

Post-Issue 2 Poll Has Bad News For Ohio GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The defeat of Ohio's Issue 2 on Tuesday spells political trouble for Republican Gov. John Kasich and possibly for the Republican preside...

Unions Flex Their Political Muscle In Ohio

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Union leaders said Wednesday their success in striking down an Ohio law curbing collective bargaining rights for public workers poi...

Kindness Is Society

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

As I watched news coverage last night of the vote to repeal Ohio's union busting law that newly elected Republican governor, John Kasich, rammed throu...

Amanda Terkel

Big Wins For Progressives On Election Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's elections saw big wins for progressives around the country, who blocked right-wing measures on issues of voting, labor, immigr...

Election Day Scuffle Nearly Ends With Voter's Nose Being Bitten Off

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

CLEVELAND — An Election Day poll worker tried to bite off a voter's nose during an argument Tuesday over a campaign sign, police and election of...

Amanda Terkel

Election Day Shenanigans In Ohio Issue 2 Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Union officials in Ohio are questioning whether proponents of an anti-labor ballot initiative are trying to trick opponents of the measu...

State Measures Against Abortion, Unions, Health Care Laws On The Line

AP | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The questions on the ballot range from undocumented immigration and union rights ...

John Celock

Voters To Decide Fate Of Controversial Ohio Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Ohio voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of the state's controversial collective bargaining law. Issue 2, a referendum on Senate Bill...

Mark Blumenthal

Will Ohio Repeal Anti-Union Law? Hard To Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two recent polls in Ohio suggest an overwhelming defeat in the offing for Issue 2, the ballot measure that would ratify Republican Gov. ...

Time to Occupy Voting?: Progressive Upsurge Faces Tough Test in Ohio

Van Jones | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Van Jones

In the first major election since Occupy Wall Street swept the nation, Ohioans have a chance on Tuesday to repeal draconian restrictions on labor rights.

Battle In Ohio Reaches Its Peak

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A ballot battle in Ohio that pits the union rights of public workers against Republican efforts to shrink government and limit ...

Sarah Palin Sounds Off On Controversial Anti-Union Measure

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio's Issue 2, a referendum on a controversial law curtailing collective bargaining rights for public employees, picked up the endorsement of former ...

Ohio Governor Fumbles Cleveland Browns Comeback Analogy

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) fumbled the facts of Cleveland football history this week, when he tried -- and failed -- to make a sports analogy about her...

Recall Walker Gains Momentum

Jim Worth | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

In October paperwork was filed with the Government Accountability Board to gather signatures to recall Governor Scott Walker after just one year in office.

Citizens United Spends Big On Ohio Anti-Union Measure

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Citizens United, a conservative nonprofit group, is launching an ad Thursday supporting Ohio's Issue 2 costing over $100,000, reports Politico. The 50...

John Celock

Future Of Ohio Collective Bargaining Law Discussed

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

A defeat of Ohio's controversial new collective bargaining law in the Nov. 8 referendum may not be the final death blow to parts of the bill. Polit...

John Celock

Ohio Issue 2 Creates Strange Bedfellows At Occupy Cleveland

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

The battle to repeal Ohio's controversial collective bargaining law is being credited with creating a good relationship between Occupy Cleveland and C...

John Celock

Gov. John Kasich To Face Little Long-Term Damage If Issue 2 Fails, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

With opinion polls showing Ohio's controversial law against collective bargaining heading for defeat in a Nov. 8 referendum, experts said that Gov. Jo...

Fight Over Ohio Union Law Repeal Heats Up

Patch.com | Chris Mazzolini | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Supporters and opponents of Issue 2 are waging full-scale war to win your vote....

Mollie Reilly

MIke Huckabee Urges Voter Suppression In Ohio

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee encouraged supporters of an anti-union ballot measure in Ohio to stop its opponents from voting, ...

Amanda Terkel

Dirty Tricks In Ohio Ballot Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirty television stations in the Ohio area have pulled an anti-union ad after news broke on Tuesday that the group behind it had co-opt...

Amanda Terkel

Ohio Collective Bargaining Supporter Co-Opted By Anti-Union Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Ohio woman who is such a strong opponent of an upcoming ballot initiative that she is willing to appear in ads opposing the measure h...