June 14, 2012 There was meaning in the places President Obama and Mitt Romney chose for their dueling speeches on Thursday. The president was at a community college in heavily Democratic Cleveland. The Republican visited a small business in Cincinnati, a G.O.P. stronghold.
May 1, 2012 Authorities say the public was never in danger — the suspects were being monitored and hadn't gotten their hands on dangerous explosives. But it's alleged they planned a May Day explosion.
A campaign worker hangs a sign at a campaign stop for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Lorain, Ohio, on Thursday.
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April 19, 2012 GOP front-runner Mitt Romney is matching President Obama's appearance in the key swing state of Ohio while intensifying his rhetoric, attacking the president's record on the economy. And for the second day in a row, Romney is using his location on the campaign trail to convey a message.
March 2, 2012 Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney appeared locked in a tie for Ohio's Republicans, with the former senator's lead in Ohio shrinking from what it was before the recent Michigan primary which Romney won.
November 9, 2011 A new map allows you to compare results from Ohio's 2010 gubernatorial race to results from Tuesday's election. Look to see how counties that went big for Gov. John Kasich in 2010 felt about the controversial collective bargaining law passed this year.
Opponents of a law limiting collective-bargaining rights cheer in Cleveland as they hear election results sounding the defeat of the measure in the Ohio general election on Tuesday.
November 8, 2011 In a closely watched vote Tuesday, Ohio voters overturned the state's new law limiting collective-bargaining rights for public employees. It's a victory for organized labor and their Democratic allies in a key electoral battleground ahead of 2012.
Protesters against Senate Bill 5 gathered at the Ohio Statehouse in April.
November 7, 2011 An Ohio vote Tuesday will test whether the governor's sweeping move to curb union power will withstand the backlash it inspired, and possibly alter the political landscape heading into next year's presidential election.
September 27, 2011 For today's show, we collected four Planet Money radio stories that never made it to the podcast.
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August 19, 2011 The dueling campaigns over the repeal of Senate Bill 5, the Ohio law that would limit collective bargaining for public employees, are on track to spend $40 million or more by November. Where's that money coming from? And what does it mean for the controversial law's future?
March 31, 2011 Ohio Gov. John Kasich could sign just passed legislation as soon as Friday that curtails the collective-bargaining rights of the state's public employee unions. But foes are gearing up to try and undo it by pushing for a referendum on the November ballot.
March 2, 2011 In Wisconsin, Republican and Democratic lawmakers met in an effort to try and end their stalemate. Two Democratic lawmakers met secretly with the GOP state senate leader on Monday but there appeared to be no big breakthrough.
March 1, 2011 Wisconsin protesters won a victory when a county judge said they had the right, at least for now, to statehouse access. GOP state officials have been trying to tamp down the protests by restricting access.
February 28, 2011 It was a new week but with the same old standoffs in Wisconsin and beyond as Republicans still pushed bills to limit union rights. In Wisconsin, state officials began to try to regain control of the state capitol which had been crowded with pro-union protesters foro days.
February 23, 2011 Some updates from the state budget battles around the nation as of Feb. 23, 2011 midday. Wisconsin's general assembly continued work on the controversial budget repair bill. In Indiana, Democrats appeared to win a victory with the death of an anti-union right-to-work bill.
Jason Petroff leads cheers at a protest outside Ohio's Statehouse, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Columbus.
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February 22, 2011 Union protesters in Ohio chafed at the state police limiting how many could enter the state house. Meanwhile, some Republican lawmakers questioned GOP introduced legislation that would rein in collective bargaining.
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