As election day approaches, the hottest issue that is most discussed is Issue 2. Issue 2 is a referendum vote that decides whether Ohio Senate Bill 5 should be kept into law, or should it be repealed. Ohio Senate Bill 5 is the collective bargaining bill, signed this past spring, that requires public employees to contribute more to their health insurance premiums and pensions. The bill also bans public employees from striking.
The person debating for issue 2 is Gary Greenburg, a Cincinnati Labor Lawyer that’s involved with the “Building a Better Ohio” group Ohio Liberty Council. Former Hamilton County commissioner, and representing the “We Are Ohio” group, David Pepper is debating against issue 2. In case you missed the debate, you can watch it below. To continue watching the debate past part one, click the little gray box on the Youtube player.