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March 30th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

Ohio collective-bargaining battle gets personal

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - In their bruising fight over collective-bargaining rights with Ohio's governor, police and firefighter unions have put their battle cry on a bumper sticker, "Help the Middle Class, Ticket Kasich."
The one-liner is a reference to a 3-year-old routine traffic stop that Gov. John Kasich would rather forget.
In 2008, Kasich was pulled over by Columbus police Officer Robert Barrett for failing to change lanes while passing an emergency vehicle with its lights flashing.
Flash forward to 2011. Days after being sworn in as governor, the longtime Republican politician ridiculed the citation he received, telling a group of state employees that Barrett was an example of poor public service.

Read the rest of the article here, or see Jim Acosta's video piece on the story below.


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