Betras wants to debate merits of SB5

Mahoning County Republican Party Chairman Mark Munroe is declining a request from his Democratic counterpart to publicly debate the merits of a new state law that severely restricts the collective-bargaining rights of public employees.

Democratic Chairman David Betras made the challenge today in an email sent first to the local media before Munroe.

Betras said he’d be willing to debate Munroe anywhere the latter wanted.

Munroe said he won’t debate Betras on the issue now, and declined to say if he would debate the Democratic chairman if a referendum to overturn the law gets on the November ballot.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and

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