Senate District 32
Sean O'Brien
 
 
 
July 12, 2018
Bipartisan legislation aimed at funding projects to protect Lake Erie was signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich yesterday. Sponsored jointly by state Senators Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) and Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green), Senate Bill 299, known as the Clean Lake 2020 Plan, allocates more than $36 million to a number of programs to keep the lake clean.
 
June 29, 2018
Today, a bill backed by state Senators Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) and Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) to encourage participation in hunting and fishing was signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich.
 
June 27, 2018
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the Janus vs. AFSCME case, stating that public-sector unions' fair share fees, collected from employees who decline to join a union but still benefit from their negotiations, are unconstitutional. The decision will essentially bring "right to work" to public sector workers across America. 

Ohio state Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) issued the following statement in response:
 
June 20, 2018
Today, a bill backed by state Senators Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) and Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) to encourage participation in hunting and fishing was unanimously approved by the Ohio House and now heads to Governor Kasich's desk for his signature.
 
June 15, 2018
State Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) announced that Governor Kasich has signed House Bill 292, which could fast track the Lordstown TJX Homegood project.
 
June 7, 2018
State Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) today announced that a proposal to move forward the Lordstown TJX Homegoods project has received full approval from the Ohio Legislature.
 
June 7, 2018
Today, state Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) applauded the approval of a resolution designating 2018 as "Ohio's Year of the Trails."  Sponsored jointly by Sen. O'Brien and state Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville), Senate Concurrent Resolution 15 encourages all Ohioans to take advantage of their local trail networks and show appreciation to those who maintain these important public amenities.
 
June 6, 2018
Today, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed the Clean Lake 2020 Plan, sponsored jointly by state Senators Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) and Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green). Senate Bill 299 allocates up to $36 million in funding to various water quality programs to keep the lake clean.
 
May 23, 2018
Today, state Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) helped move the Lordstown TJX project forward by securing the inclusion of an amendment to House Bill 292 that would move a potential vote needed to approve the project from November 2018 to August 2018. This amendment was unanimously adopted in Senate Ways and Means Committee today and the bill was later passed on the Ohio Senate floor.
 
May 15, 2018
Today, state Senators Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) and Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) provided sponsor testimony on legislation aimed at funding projects to protect Lake Erie. This venture, dubbed the Clean Lake 2020 Plan, allocates up to $36 million in funding to a number of programs to keep the lake water clean.
 
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