On Thursday, Governor Kasich signed SB 5, triggering the 90-days in which to get the bill on a referendum or it becomes law.
Over the weekend, the Dispatch reports that SB 5’s opponents gathered over 3,000 signatures for the 1,000 signatures they need to initially file with the Secretary of State and Attorney General’s office as we’ve discussed this morning.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has reported the signatures were delivered late this afternoon to the Secretary of State’s office. We’ve been told the required filings have been made with the Ohio Attorney General’s office.
Just two business days after Kasich signed SB 5, We Are Ohio was able to collect more than enough signatures to start the referendum process. Now we wait the ten business days to see if Secretary of State Husted will certify at least 1,000 valid signatures and if Attorney General DeWine will certify the proposed summary.
In the end, John Kasich is one signature in favor with 3,000 against. I like those odds already.