On the eve of talks proposed by Republican leadership with union leaders, a key Republican lawmaker is saying he’s still siding with those who want to get rid of Ohio’s collective bargaining law. Gov. John Kasich and other GOP leaders have proposed a meeting tomorrow with leaders of We Are Ohio, the coalition of unions and progressive groups that put before voters Issue 2, which would reject the law. State Senator Bill Seitz, a Republican of Cincinnati, voted against Senate Bill 5 and signed a petition to put the law before voters. He says it’s never too late to talk – but there’s a catch.
The proposed meeting between lawmakers and We Are Ohio leaders is Friday morning at 10. The deadline for taking Issue 2 off the ballot is August 30.