COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law have been cleared to move forward with their effort to get a referendum on the ballot this November.
The state's attorney general and secretary of state on Friday certified that the group called We Are Ohio can start collecting the more than 231,000 valid signatures needed by June 30 to get the measure before voters.
The law signed by Gov. John Kasich last month bans public employee strikes and restricts bargaining for more than 350,000 state workers, teachers, police officers and others.
Ohio's constitution required the petitioners to first submit 1,000 valid signatures to the secretary of state's office for certification.
The attorney general also had to certify the accuracy of their petition summary before they could start gathering signatures.
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