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 – Today, State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) and Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) held a press conference announcing legislation to address the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In that decision, the Court ruled that some corporations cannot be required to provide insurance coverage for contraception methods that would violate the religious beliefs of company owners. The development was widely panned as a setback to the personal liberty of hard-working American women.
Columbus –An article authored by State Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) and Senate Democratic Counsel Pavan V. Parikh and Bethany E. Sanders analyzing Election Day error in Ohio was recently published by the Cleveland State Law Review. “Perfect is the Enemy of Fair: An Analysis of Election Day error in Ohio’s 2012 general election through a discussion of the materiality principle, compliance standards and the Democracy Canon” proposes a framework for improving election administration to ensure fairness in Ohio’s voting system and all legitimate votes are counted.
Thanks to a decision by Federal Judge Peter Economus, Ohioans will have the opportunity to cast in-person ballots on the last three days before an election. This significant win for Ohio voters was the result of a lawsuit, OFA v. Husted, filed nearly two years ago to protect equal access to the polls during the early voting period.
Columbus –Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democrats comment on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, landmark legislation which prohibited segregation in public spaces and schools to bring about social equality and fairness to America’s voting system.