Senate Democratic Leader Eric H. Kearney sent a gift to Governor Kasich urging him to veto portions of the state budget including a prohibition against Mediciad expansion.
COLUMBUS—To commemorate the 94th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in the United States, State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement:
Cleveland –Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) visited McGregor Assisted Living and Retirement Center today with representatives from the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) to speak with facility officials on successes and regulatory challenges they face as a small business. McGregor was recently awarded a five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as named one of America’s Best Nursing Homes in the country by the U.S. News and World Report.
I respond to the Aug. 10 op-ed “Democrats miss opportunities by not running in every race,” by Thomas Suddes, which mischaracterized my concerns about Gov. John Kasich’s appointment of Rick Hodges as the director of the Ohio Department of Health. I requested confirmation hearings in the Ohio Senate because I think Hodges fails to meet the qualifications for the job as required by state law.
On August 15, Senator Cafaro attended the Lake Erie Caucus Forum at the Maumee Bay State Park Lodge where she and members from the Ohio Senate and Ohio House listened to community residents and business leaders as they discussed the recent Northwest Ohio water crisis. Nearly 500,000 residents were unable to use their tap water for more than two days due to contamination from toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. The water crisis highlights the necessity to keep Ohio’s water supply free from toxic algae and other pollutants that are harmful to the collective health of Ohio’s citizens.