Supporter of Ohio union law shields donors

2:37 PM, Sep 17, 2011   |    comments
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The organization fighting to protect Ohio's controversial new collective bargaining law will disclose who funds it - just not how much each donor gives.

The Plain Dealer reports that the group, Building a Better Ohio, is not required to say who contributes because of its chosen corporate structure.

Building a Better Ohio spokesman Jason Mauk tells the newspaper that the group believes Ohioans have a right to know who is donating.

The organization is fighting an effort to repeal the law, which bans public employee strikes and restricts collective bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, police officers, state employees and others.

A spokeswoman for We Are Ohio, which supports the ballot referendum, accuses Building a Better Ohio of trying to hide where their funding is coming from.

The Associated Press

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