(Columbus) – Ohio Senate President Keith Faber issued the following statement today regarding proposed Right to Work legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives:
“We have an ambitious agenda focused on job creation and economic recovery, and Right to Work legislation is not on that list. After discussions with other leaders and my caucus, I don’t believe there is current support for this issue in the General Assembly. The only purpose this discussion serves right now is to generate a bunch of breathless fundraising appeals from the Ohio Democratic Party.”
“The Senate added a provision in the new transportation budget that simply says if you declare residency in Ohio and plan to drive here, you should get an Ohio driver's license within 30 days. This had unanimous, bipartisan support before Democratic Party operatives tried to turn it into a phony political controversy," said Faber.
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni announced today a joint agreement to provide live broadcasting of the Senate Finance Committee’s upcoming budget hearings.
The Senate will consider the following during today’s session (1:30p):
State Senator and Senate Education Chair Peggy Lehner today announced the creation of a Senate Advisory Committee on Testing. The committee will be made up of various educational experts from across the state and will make recommendations to the Senate on state required assessments.