Senate District 23
Michael J. Skindell
 
 
June 27, 2018
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, ruling 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 essentially brings so-called "right to work" to public sector workers in Ohio and across America. 

In response, Ohio state Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement:
 
February 20, 2018
Columbus-Today, Senator Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced Senate Bill 260, which would establish an assault weapons ban throughout Ohio.
 
October 5, 2017
Columbus – Senator Michael J. Skindell introduced Senate Bill 215 to create the Ohio Rx Plan and help many Ohioans obtain the medications they need. The Ohio Rx Plan would benefit seniors, the disabled, veterans and Bronze Plan enrollees under the Affordable Health Care Act.
 
September 15, 2017
Columbus – Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) released a statement regarding the passing of former Lakewood Mayor Thomas J. George.
 
August 31, 2017
Columbus – Senator Michael Skindell has introduced Senate Bill 184, which would return wind farm setback standards to what they previously were before the passage of House Bill 483 in 2014. 
 
June 28, 2017
State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) spoke out after the passage of HB 49, the reconciled version of the state’s biennial operating budget. The bill, agreed on by the House and Senate, includes over $1 billion in damaging cuts to local governments, human services, and education created by tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.
 
June 27, 2017
Columbus – Today, State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on the conference committee report on the state budget (HB 49). The committee passed the budget this evening on a party line vote.
 
June 23, 2017
Today, Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) spoke out against a Senate amendment added to Amended Substitute House Bill 49, known as the state’s biennial operating budget. The amendment, which allows the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to adjust rates to utility customers of electric distribution utilities based on its credit rating, could result in higher rates to customers. The amendment was secretly inserted into the bill at the last minute, without opportunity for the public to weigh in.
 
June 21, 2017
Columbus – State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) voted “No” today on Amended Substitute House Bill 49, known as the state’s biennial operating budget. Among many concerns, Senator Skindell cited the disinvestment in people and communities and the continuation of tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy as areas where the bill fell short.
 
June 12, 2017
Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, spoke out after the Ohio Senate released its version of the state budget (HB 49).  The Senate plan calls for more than $1 billion in cuts to erase a growing deficit and does nothing to correct misguided GOP tax policies.
 
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