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ELECTION UPDATE | AP calls it: Issue 2 has been defeated

Published: Tue, November 8, 2011 @ 9:23 p.m.

The Associated Press has joined other pundits across the state of Ohio to call the Issue 2 race: Senate Bill 5 has been repealed. Gov. John Kasich is expected to comment within the hour.


1Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Congrats! You now deserve to get taxed out the a..

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1182 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I never saw a vote FOR issue 2 sign. Now I understand why. Nobody wanted it.

Ohio workers, job well done.

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3epicfail(217 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Everyone will want to become acquainted with the following word:


It'll be all the rage here very soon!

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4observer21(17 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

What will Bertram do now? Who will he hate? The voters of the state rejected this crap law, and now he may have to face the fact that most rational people do not hate professors, cops, and others who make a living helping others.

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5AnotherAverageCitizen(1182 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Well the MIDDLE CLASS of OHIO has spoken..


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6VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

NO on Issue 2!

Understood. Reality.

This is for the Vast Majority Middle Class Ohioians.

***** V-I-C-T-O-R-Y ! ! !*****

Raise your glass!
High 5!

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7rocky14(816 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Gov.Kasick--you have 3 years left.Then you will go away like SB5

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8AnotherAverageCitizen(1182 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I wonder where all those sb5ers are?? sb5 supporters are no where to be found. Commoncitizen, redvert, jessie, OH the must be out buying more tea or koolaid.

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9LoveWins(35 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I wonder how much money Kasich spent defending this awful bill?

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10LoveWins(35 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

SB5 and Obama's heath care are two verrrry different things.

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11LtMacGowan(702 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Well I'm glad Issue 2 was voted down, but I am saddened that Issue 3 was not. I can only hope that the courts will keep the new healthcare reform bill alive.

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12doubled(210 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

valleymom-- the only levy i saw that was getting voted down was canfield schools...many, many other local levies passed overwhelmingly...I guess you and jessie and stan and yak and unionforever, and red, etc, etc will just have to face the fact that most people who live and work in this area actually do care about their communities and their quality of life...But don't worry, I'm sure you guys will find some other way to spread fear and division among your neighbors...In fact, based on your post, you and jessie have already begun with your new fear campaign...good luck with that.

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13AnotherAverageCitizen(1182 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

More votes against sb5 then kasich had in his election last year.

Kasich voters in 2010 ........ 1,889,180
Strickland voters in 2010.....1,812,059

Votes against sb5 2011.......2,115,404

I guess the sleeping giant did wake up and vote.

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14Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

This guarantees opulence for government workers and raises the misery index for others . Now to attemp to recoup by raising the costs of goods and services to those wealthy ones in the government sector . Now to the issue of taxes . TheValley has never seen a tax that they didn't like . Let the good times roll . . ..

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15wolcy(1 comment)posted 4 years, 5 months ago


Interesting article about California's government and culture. I fear this is where many state and local governments are headed.

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