From NBC’s John Yang
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) will sign the bill curbing union rights into law Friday afternoon.
Under Ohio law, the law goes into effect 90 days after being signed.
During that 90 days, Ohio unions plan to file language for a ballot referendum repealing the law with the Ohio Secretary of State and will try to collect the required 231,000 signatures from at least half of Ohio's 88 counties.
If they succeed, the law would not take effect, pending a statewide referendum on the November ballot.
It would undoubtedly be a huge political campaign, the main battlefront for the issue.
*** UPDATE *** Kasich will actually sign the bill tonight at 7:00 pm ET.
Wisconsin: Law put on hold
AP reports: “A Wisconsin judge ruled Thursday the state's divisive new collective bargaining law had not taken effect, and officials in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's administration say he plans to comply with the ruling and to halt preparations to begin deducting money from public workers' paychecks. … Two Walker administration officials who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the governor hadn't publicly announced his plans said he would announce later Thursday that he would comply with [the judge’s] ruling.”