Ohio Gov. John Kasich said the “people had spoken” last Tuesday when voters defeated by 63% a new law that would have curtailed collective bargaining for public employees.

Kasich, who touted the legislation as a way to help local governments manage their costs, said it would have saved more than $1 billion for local governments that would be able to impose labor contracts without negotiating with unions.

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