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Big bucks spent on SB5 repeal effort

Published: Fri, December 16, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m.

COLUMBUS — The two sides of the heated Senate Bill 5 campaign spent a combined $40 million-plus convincing on Issue 2 last month.

We Are Ohio, the union-backed group and main opponent of the statewide issue, spent about three times as much Building a Better Ohio, the main Issue 2 proponent group.

According to post-election campaign finance reports filed with the secretary of state’s office Friday, We Are Ohio added cash contributions of about $5.8 million and in-kind contributions of nearly that much during the reporting period.

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1rocky14(839 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

If this would have passed,all the union families would have been needy.

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2redeye1(5678 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Hey Rocky Just wait a few years when all the newly signed contracts finish up . That's when you will see a lot of union members crying when they are laid off due to NO Money for their extreme contract demands. The unions will be out for everything because they didn't get anything in these contracts. BOO HOO too bad !!!!!!

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3rocky14(839 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

You ARE a moron

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4ice(28 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Yes the Union protects people like Bob Toth, Engineer's Assistant for the City of Hubbard. He is not a Engineer and has cost the City tons of money. Unions allow incompetence.

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5NoBS(2845 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Typical Vindy - We Are Ohio isn't/wasn't the only group funding the anti-public employee side. Remember Building A Better Ohio? They were the other large group, but we need to recall that the Kasich Kids also refused to disclose who gave how much to their side. The law requires disclosure, but since they were the ones enforcing the laws, they chose not to enforce them against their sycophants and big donors.

Once again, way to be objective and impartial, Vindy.

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6danls286(1 comment)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Public unions and democrats are the same is why they are where they are.See how many levys get turned down.

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