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Lawmakers pass collective bargaining bill
The bill that curtails bargaining rights for public employees is ready to become law

Bill Cohen
Youngstown Representative Bob Hagan addresses a crowd of protesters at the Statehouse. Hagan has been a leader in the crusade against Senate Bill 5.
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That Republican plan to scale back union power in collective bargaining for Ohio’s public employees is almost ready to be sent to Governor John Kasich to be signed into law. The Ohio House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon okayed an amended version of the Senate-passed measure.  The Senate passed the amended bill 17-16 Wednesday night in a mirror of their original vote.  Bill Cohen reports on the mostly partisan debate and the final approval.

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 Here’s the final vote in the Ohio House on passage of Senate Bill 5, which severely curtails collective bargaining for public employees in Ohio and makes changes in pensions, vacation time and other benefits.

 For the bill:
·         John Adams (R)
·         Richard Adams (R)
·         Ron Amstutz(R)
·         Marlene Anielski(R)
·         Nan Baker(R)
·         Troy Balderson(R)
·         William Batchelder(R)
·         Peter Beck(R)
·         Terry Blair(R)
·         Louis Blessing(R)
·         Terry Boose(R)
·         Andrew Brenner(R)
·         Danny Bubp(R)
·         Jim Buchy(R)
·         David Burke(R)
·         Jim Butler(R)
·         William Coley(R)
·         Courtney Combs(R)
·         Timothy Derickson(R)
·         Mike Dovilla(R)
·         Mike Duffey(R)
·         Anne Gonzales(R)
·         Bruce Goodwin(R)
·         Cheryl Grossman(R)
·         Bob Hackett(R)
·         Christina Hagan(R)
·         David Hall(R)
·         Bill Hayes(R)
·         Michael Henne(R)
·         Richard Hollington(R)
·         Jay Hottinger(R)
·         Matt Huffman(R)
·         Al Landis(R)
·         Ron Maag(R)
·         Jarrod Martin(R)
·         Jeffrey McClain(R)
·         Todd McKenney(R)
·         Robert Mecklenborg(R)
·         Craig Newbold(R)
·         Bob Peterson(R)
·         Kristina Roegner(R)
·         Cliff Rosenberger(R)
·         Margaret Ruhl(R)
·         Kirk Schuring(R)
·         Barbara Sears(R)
·         Lynn Slaby(R)
·         Robert Sprague(R)
·         Peter Stautberg(R)
·         Gerald Stebelton(R)
·         Andy Thompson(R)
·         Joseph Uecker(R)
·         Lynn Wachtmann(R)
·         Ron Young(R)
·         Nickie Antonio(D)
·         Mike Ashford(D)
·         John Barnes Jr. (D)
·         Armond Budish(D)
·         John Carey (R)
·         John Carney(D)
·         Ted Celeste(D)
·         Kathleen Clyde(D)
·         Timothy DeGeeter(D)
·         Denise Driehaus(D)
·         Teresa Fedor(D)
·         Lorraine Fende(D)
·         Mike Foley(D)
·         Randy Gardner (R)
·         Nancy Garland(D)
·         Lou Gentile(D)
·         Ronald Gerberry(D)
·         Jay Goyal(D)
·         Robert Hagan(D)
·         Tracy Heard(D)
·         Terry Johnson (R)
·         Casey Kozlowski (R)
·         Tom Letson(D)
·         Clayton Luckie(D)
·         Matt Lundy(D)
·         Dale Mallory(D)
·         Ross McGregor (R)
·         Zach Milkovich(D)
·         Dennis Murray(D)
·         Sean O'Brien(D)
·         Mark Okey(D)
·         Bill Patmon(D)
·         Debbie Phillips(D)
·         Connie Pillich(D)
·         Dan Ramos(D)
·         Alicia Reece(D)
·         Stephen Slesnick(D)
·         Michael Stinziano(D)
·         Vernon Sykes(D)
·         Matt Szollosi(D)
·         C. Carlton Weddington(D)
·         Sandra Williams(D)
·         Roland Winburn(D)
·         Kenny Yuko(D)

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