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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Assistant Democratic Leader Charleta B. Tavares Honors The Life Of Former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Paul Tipps

 

Today, during Senate Session, Assistant Democratic Leader Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) honored the life of former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Paul Tipps who died on April 21st at the age of 78. During his tenure, the Ohio Democratic Party controlled all statewide offices in Ohio and the Ohio legislature. 



 
 

Senators Cafaro And Eklund Honor Chardon High School Cheer Squad As 2015 Cheerleading Of America Grand Champion

 

Today during Ohio Senate Session, Senators Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) and John Eklund (R-Munson Township) recognized the Chardon High School Cheerleading Squad with a resolution for wining the 2015 Cheerleading of American Orlando Competition. 



 
 

Senate And House Democrats Call On Governor To Halt Closure Of State Developmental Centers

 

Columbus –State Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman), Senator Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard), State Representative Ron Gerberry (D-Austintown) and State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) sent a letter to Governor Kasich this week urging him to postpone the transfer of residents from the Youngstown and Montgomery Development Centers.  The four Mahoning Valley legislators have sponsored legislation to establish a State Facilities Closure Review Commission to determine if the facilities should remain open.



 
 

Senator Williams Urges Ohio Supreme Court To Abolish Grand Jury Process

 

Columbus, OH—This week, in a hand delivered letter to Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and other Justices of the Supreme Court, as well as the Constitutional Modernization Committee, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) urged the Ohio Supreme Court to abolish the grand jury process in Ohio.