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Ohio Issue 2

LOOK: Ohio Election Results MAP

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Here is where you'll find the Ohio election results for the 2012 presidential election, the state's Senate and House contests and how citizens voted o...

Governor Compared To Bin Laden

Anna Staver | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

An Ohio prison guard has lost his job because of comments he made on Facebook about the state's governor. According to the Middletown Journal, the ...

John Celock

'It Is Wisconsin And Ohio On Steroids'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

The war over public employee collective bargaining has moved to New Hampshire, where the Tea Party-controlled legislature has taken up consideration o...

Max J. Rosenthal

WATCH: Ohio Democrat Spoofs Rick Perry Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sporting a cowboy hat and a brown brush jacket like the one worn by Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain," Ohio congressional candidate A...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Pushes Progressive Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Several 2011 legislative sessions across the country have seen progressives harnessing popular power to counteract more conservative legislation. Now,...

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...

Kasich: 'Very Rarely Do I Read A Newspaper'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said on Monday he "very rarely" reads newspapers. "You should know, I don't read newspapers in the state of Ohio. Very ra...

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...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden, Hilda Solis Cheer Ohio Workers, Admonish Kasich

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has tread lightly with regards to getting involved in the collective bargaining battles being waged largely on ...

A Win for Workers, and for Us All

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.

Ohio Tea Party Turns To New Anti-Union Measure

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Just two days after Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected a state law curbing collective bargaining rights, a tea party coalition...

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...

Tuesday's Biggest Loser: The New, New Mitt Romney

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The new, new Mitt Romney has been doing everything he can to fit in. But on Tuesday, he faced a big setback: he found out that he had been trying too hard to fit in with the wrong crowd.

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...

John Celock

Labor Leader Takes Issue 2 Victory Lap

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecting the results with the Occupy Wall Street movement, organized labor is taking a victory lap over Tuesday's repeal of Ohio's con...

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...

Reality Check: Republican Losers Did Not Overreach

Karl Frisch | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.

Scott Walker Recall Effort Picks Up Steam

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — The resounding rejection of an anti-union law by Ohio voters provides a huge boost for Democrats and union officials preparing f...

Tea BAM!

Shan Wells | Posted 01.09.2012 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Issue 2 Was UpHill Fight For Kasich

Solon Patch | Chris Mazzolini | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

In retrospect, Issue 2 never stood a chance. Opponents outmatched supporters in money, motivation and message. It's no surprise they had more votes...

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

Controversial Anti-Union Law Defeated By Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohioans overturned a divisive anti-union law on Tuesday, delivering a significant defeat to Republican Gov. John Kasich and a victory to...

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...