SB5 petition-signing event Saturday in Boardman

BOARDMAN — Mahoning County voters will push to reach Senate Bill 5-petition signing goal Saturday.

SB5, signed into law by Gov. John Kasich earlier this year, restricts come collective-bargaining rights for the state’s public employees. A drive is under way to place the issue on the November ballot. More than 231,000 valid signatures are needed. We Are Ohio is spearheading the petition drive.

In Boardman, Mahoning County firefighters, teachers, nurses and other public employees will have a “drive though” petition signing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd Self-Storage, 7345 South Ave.

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, and JoAnn Johntony with the Ohio Association of Public School Employees will be available for comment.

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