Gov. John Kasich: 'People have spoken' rejecting union law, Senate Bill 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's governor says "the people have spoken" in rejecting the state's new law limiting the bargaining abilities of public union employees.

Gov. John Kasich says he's heard voters' voices, respects what they've said and will pay attention.

The overhaul would have banned strikes and limited the bargaining abilities of more than 350,000 unionized public workers.

Kasich had traveled the state to urge support for the law. He and his fellow Republicans had promoted the law as a means for local governments to save money and keep workers.

He cautioned local governments Tuesday that there is no bailout coming.

Opponents argued the limits offered little cost savings and were an unfair attack on public employees. 

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