November 07, 2011
Yes on Issue 2 will pave the way for a brighter future for Ohio
Ohio is on the verge of a recovery, and it starts with real reform. We can create jobs again. We can attract new businesses to our communities. We can put the best and brightest teachers in our schools. Together, we can build a better Ohio by voting YES ON ISSUE 2.
Rigid union contracts prevent our government from adjusting budgets based on the economy, leaving them only two choices: raise taxes or cut services.
According to an analysis of labor contracts on file with the State Employment Relations Board, all city employees in Cincinnati, including police and fire, pay just 5% of their health insurance premium, 26% less than what the average private sector employee pays. Issue 2 asks government employees to pay just 15% of the cost of their health insurance premium. With a projected $30-$35 million budget shortfall in Cincinnati, the commonsense reforms contained in Issue 2 will certainly help the city control its budget.
Even under the reforms of State Issue 2, Ohio's government employees will still receive better pay, better health care and better retirement benefits, on average, than the vast majority of Ohioans who work in the private sector.
Ohio's economic recovery begins with reclaiming our schools, respecting our taxpayers and restoring our jobs. State Issue 2 gives us some very reasonable opportunities to do just that.
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Organizations that support Issue 2:
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce
- Columbus Chamber of Commerce
- Dayton Chamber of Commerce
- Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
- Clermont County Chamber of Commerce
- Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
- North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce PAC
- Darke County Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Cleveland Partnership
- Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Marion Area Chamber of Commerce
- Lima/Allen County Area Chamber of Commerce
- Ohio Farm Bureau
- National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio
- Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Ohio Manufacturers’ Association
- Associated Builders and Contractors of Ohio