Battle of Wisconsin spreads to Ohio 

In Ohio, more of the same. Protests have begun over SB 5, a bill that abolishes collective bargaining for most public employees and binding arbitration for peace officers. It is currently in committee.

Hearings on Senate Bill 5, the Public Employees Collective Bargaining Law, began a week ago. The Republican-backed bill calls for elimination of collective bargaining for state employees, including those who work at state institutions of higher education.

The legislation would also eliminate binding arbitration for municipal police and fire bargaining units.

Gov. John Kasich says the bill includes a series of reforms designed to encourage economic recovery, and it gives local mayors and school officials the tools they need to control costs.

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