The Ohio Senate voted 17-16 to pass a law that would limit the collective bargaining done by government employee unions in the state.
Six Republicans (who apparently enjoy their kneecaps) fell victim to union pressure and voted against the measure.
The measure now heads to the GOP-dominated Ohio House, where Speaker William G. Batchelder, R-Medina, is planning an aggressive committee schedule designed to bring a vote by March 15.
“I appreciate the courage and resolve members of the Senate have shown in working with me to get Ohio back on track,” Gov. John Kasich said in a release.
“This is a major step forward in correcting the imbalance between taxpayers and the government unions that work for them. Our state, counties, cities and school districts need the flexibility to reduce their costs and better manage their workforces, and taxpayers deserve to be treated with more fairness.”
If you read liberal blogs, which I sometimes do so you don’t have to, they seem to think the government employee unions are winning their battle against taxpayers. I think they think “winning” means what Charlie Sheen thinks it means.
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