COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to Gov. John Kasich’s final budget proposal: “Under Governor John Kasich’s leadership, Ohio has struggled. We have the nation’s worst heroin crisis, our job growth has trailed the national average for 48 out of the last 49 months and
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to reports that Auditor Dave Yost has filed paperwork to run for attorney general: “Dave Yost seeking higher office is a slap in the face to the taxpayers, who are still looking for answers about how he’s mishandled his
Rep. Tim Ryan Featured in First Podcast, Which Will Highlight Ohio Democrats’ Bench COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party is today launching a new weekly podcast, available on iTunes, to highlight Democratic candidates and elected officials from the Buckeye State and the values that make them Democrats, with the inaugural edition featuring U.S. Rep. Tim
After Delay, Senate to Consider DeVos’s Nomination as Education Secretary Today COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has failed for six years to collect $5.3 million in fines and fees owed to Ohio taxpayers by billionaire Betsy DeVos’s political action committee — but he can surely track her down at her Senate committee hearing
Ohio Supreme Court Justice DeWine Could Hear Upcoming Case Involving His Father, Attorney General Mike DeWine COLUMBUS — In his first month on the job, newly installed Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine will face his first ethical test of whether he should deliberate on a case involving his father, state Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Senate to Consider DeVos’s Nomination as Education Secretary on Wednesday COLUMBUS — Billionaire Betsy DeVos will go before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions this Wednesday for consideration as Secretary of Education, but she still owes Ohio taxpayers $5.3 million in fines and fees — a debt that Ohio Republican officials have
Democrats Applaud Long-Awaited Action Making It Easier for Ohioans to Register, Call for Automatic Voter Registration COLUMBUS — As of Jan. 1, Ohioans can now use an online portal to register to vote — but the system requires a voter to have an Ohio driver’s license or state identification card, which means that many eligible
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement in response to Gov. John Kasich’s vetoes of House Bill 554 and Senate Bill 329: “Ohio Democrats are focused on jobs, jobs, jobs — and these two bills would have been disastrous for Ohio jobs and workers,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on Gov. John Kasich signing Senate Bill 331 into law: “We’re disappointed that Governor Kasich gave into corporate special interests and lobbyists for the puppy mill industry by signing Senate Bill 331. This bill was a last-minute sneak attack on Ohio
“Tort Reform” Legislation Backed By Husted, Taylor, Faber And Stivers Denies Full Justice For Rape Victim COLUMBUS — The Republican majority on the Ohio Supreme Court this week ruled against a woman who was raped as a teen in Delaware County, slashing the compensation a jury awarded to her because of “tort reform” legislation —