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.

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Senator Brown To Introduce Bill Protecting Lake Erie


Columbus—Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) will introduce legislation to protect Lake Erie and improve water quality for Ohio residents.  The legislation will address the nutrient management problems in Ohio’s waterways that led to contaminated and undrinkable water for 500,000 Northwest Ohio residents last summer.


2015 Associated Press Legislative Preview Session


Senate Democratic Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) joined statehouse legislative leaders at the 2015 Ohio Associated Press Preview to discuss priorities for the 131st General Assembly. 

This annual event features elected officials from all 3 branches of Ohio's state government discussing their priorities for the year ahead. Sponsored by the Associated Press and moderated by the Ohio AP's Statehouse Correspondent Julie Carr Smyth. 


Senate Democrats Welcome New Chief Of Staff


Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) announced the hiring of Michael Premo as Chief of Staff for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus.  Premo currently serves as campaign manager for Why Marriage Matters Ohio, a statewide public education campaign dedicated to increasing support for marriage equality in Ohio.


Ohio Senate Democrats, Advocates Call For Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit


Columbus--Today, Senators Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus), joined by advocates from Policy Matters Ohio, Voices for Ohio's Children, and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks encouraged lawmakers to make the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in Ohio refundable. 

The advocacy comes ahead of National Earned Income Tax Credit Awarness Day, recognized on January 30th to encourage taxpayers to claim this important credit during tax season.