Stories tagged with: Issue 2

October 31, 2011 - 4:56pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

Election Day is almost here, and Governor John Kasich is asking Ohioans to vote yes on Issue 2.

On Monday, Kasich stopped by Jack Havana's Restaurant in Zanesville to discuss the importance of the Senate Bill 5 referendum.  After taking a moment to recognize Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz for his effort to control the exotic animal situation, Kasich quickly turned his focus to the bill that would limit collective bargaining.

"We just have to tell people what we're...

October 18, 2011 - 1:08pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

Three weeks from Tuesday, voters will head to the polls and make a decision on Issue 2.

The We Are Ohio campaign is trying to spread its message by backing a report compiled by freelance writer TC Brown.  According to the report, public union workers have saved taxpayers more than one billion dollars through collective bargaining concessions since 2008.  Regional Communications Director for We Are Ohio Meredith Tucker said this study proves that public employees are problem...

October 11, 2011 - 5:33pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Both sides in the battle to repeal Ohio's collective bargagining law are taking shots at each other. It all stems from a great grandmother and firefighters appearing in seperate ads.

Union-backed "We Are Ohio" notes the ad features an elderly woman by the name of Marlene Quinn who talks about how firefighters saved her Great Grand-Daughter Zoey from a fire in Cincinnati. She clearly states in the ad how she is against Issue 2 and asks voters to repeal the law. An ad by...

October 7, 2011 - 2:29pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

The 'We Are Ohio' Campaign is traveling statewide to promote a vote no on Issue 2.

Friday the tour stopped in Zanesville. Ditty's Deli was one of the first local businesses to sign up for the Proud Ohio Workers Program as an opportunity for local business owners to show their support for public and private employees.

"Here locally the city and the workers, they've constantly given as much as they could," said Ditty's Deli Owner D.J Dittmar. "I...

October 5, 2011 - 4:41pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

A local state Democratic party leader made a stop in Zanesville Wednesday. Deputy Director of the Ohio Democratic Party and daughter of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was the guest speaker as part of City Councilman Grant Hutcheson's re-election campaign.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's daughter, Liz, spoke on the battle between Democrats and Republicans in this year's election.

"We have also had some major grass roots victories in Ohio this year," said Brown. "Last...

September 15, 2011 - 8:52pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

Members of We Are Ohio gathered in front of Zanesville City Hall on Thursday to send a message to the community.

The coalition is asking people to vote "no" on Issue 2.  President of Local 88 Zanesville Professional Firefighters Trevor Meek said Ohioans should not have to balance the budget on their own backs.

"They're asking the working class - the firefighters, the police officers, the teachers - to take pay cuts and to make concessions, eliminating...

September 24, 2009 - 1:42pm
5 years 43 weeks ago


Television commercials are flooding Ohio's airwaves telling people to vote yes or vote no for Ohio Issue 2.

If enacted, Ohio Issue 2 will create a 13 person livestock care standards board. Members would consist of family farmers, veterinarians, a local animal shelter person, and food experts.


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