Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law this week a bill to block a special election question on raising the minimum wage in Cleveland to $15 an hour.  We told you a few weeks ago that the Ohio legislature was moving the bill through the process quickly to get it to the Governor by the December 31 deadline.  The bill, which prohibits communities in Ohio from raising the minimum wage above the state minimum (currently $8.10 an hour), was initiated by Cleveland city officials to forestall a special election on the issue which had been scheduled for this coming May.  The original $15 Wage proposal, which had been pushed by the SEIU-backed group, Raise Up Cleveland, narrowly missed the November 8 ballot deadline, giving city officials enough time to block the effort at the state level.