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Romney: ’110% behind’ Ohio anti-union bill

A day after refusing to comment on an Ohio bill that would limit the collective bargain rights of public employees, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he supports the measure “110 percent.” Romney was working at Ohio Republican Party phone bank Tuesday when he was asked about Issue…

Ohio justices, lawyer task force to study death penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Ohio’s top court and state bar association will form a joint task force to review the administration of the state’s death penalty, the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court said on Thursday. The task force will not address whether Ohio should or should not have…

Ohio sells state prison to private contractor for $73 million

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Ohio said on Thursday it had gone through with a controversial plan to privatize a portion of the state’s prison system, the latest step in Republican Governor John Kasich’s campaign to shrink government and close the state’s budget shortfall. Officials said the state had sold the Lake…

Ohio House committee passes public union curbs

An Ohio House committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would restrict collective bargaining rights for about 350,000 public employees and ban them from striking. The bill was modified to remove jail time as a possible penalty for workers who participate in strikes and to allow police and firefighters to…

GOP captures governorships in at least 10 states

GOP takes Dem governorships in at least 10 states; Dems hold NY with Cuomo win, take Calif. Republicans captured Democratic governorships in at least 10 states on Tuesday, including some prime presidential battlegrounds, and hoped for even more statehouse gains. The same tide sweeping Republicans into office in Congress was…

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