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 Schiavoni Comments On The Bipartisan Agreement On Redistricting Reform


Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) issued the following statement after the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement on bipartisan redistricting reform plan (HJR 12), which the Senate passed early this morning 28-1:


Maple Syrup Industry To Be Celebrated In March


Columbus- March in Ohio will be a little sweeter with the passage of Senate Bill 272 by the Ohio House yesterday. The bill, joint sponsored by Senator Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard) and Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) designating March as Ohio Maple Syrup Products Month will soon be signed into law by Governor Kasich.


Portion Of I-75 To Be Named William L. Mallory, Sr. Memorial Highway


Columbus –Today, Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) was successful in amending House Bill 474 joint sponsored by Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) to name a portion of Interstate 75 between the Freeman Avenue and Hopple Street exits in Cincinnati as the “William L. Mallory, Sr. Memorial Highway”. The legislation was originally introduced in House Bill 401 by State Representative Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati), son of the former lawmaker.  It unanimously passed the Ohio Senate and will soon be signed into law.


Legislation To Modify Accessible Signs Passes In House Bill 552


Columbus –Today, Senator Eric H. Kearney was successful in amending House Bill 552 sponsored by Representative Peter Stautberg (R-Anderson Township) to include a portion of Senate Bill 552, sponsored by Kearney, requiring the use of the word “accessible” on new handicapped signs erected in Ohio.