And get $ 1 million … Ohio deepened the pockets of Abbigail Bugenske of Hamilton County, announcing on Wednesday that she had won the first $ 1 million giveaway for Vax-a-Million. According to Laura Hancock, Montgomery County’s Joseph Costello received the full four-year college scholarship.
In the air: Although both Republicans and Democrats have issued resolutions to expel MP Larry Householder, there is no evidence so far that either measure has two-thirds of the support needed to get passed. As reported by Jeremy Pelzer, House spokesman Bob Cupp said he was in no rush to vote on both resolutions and said in a statement that they will each “receive the appropriate process”.
Don’t Rely On It: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown on Wednesday accused the executives of the country’s six largest banks of profiting at the expense of ordinary workers, noting that the CEO-median wage ratio is now 320-1, Sabrina Eaton reports. “Under the current system, no matter what happens to the workers, Wall Street profits because those profits are now at the expense of the workers,” Brown told the CEOs of Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase & Co. ., Bank of America and Morgan Stanley at a Senate Banking Committee hearing which he chaired.
Biden at Tri-C: President Joe Biden will be visiting Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Thursday to deliver a speech on economics that a spokesperson said will “make it clear his economic plan is working,” Eaton writes. “He will talk about how far we have come as a country because of the actions we have taken over the past four months. We turned the tide on the pandemic, created an average of 500,000 new jobs per month, reduced unemployment claims by more than a third, raised wages and led the … recovery, ”said deputy spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre at a press conference on Wednesday.
Fed Grant: On Tuesday, just before Biden’s trip to Cleveland, HUD announced a $ 35 million grant to overhaul one of Cleveland’s oldest public housing complexes. The existing Buckeye-Woodhill complex will be demolished and replaced with new apartments, reports Eric Heisig.
Budget Update: House Bill 110, the biennial operating budget that includes a revision of school funding known as the Fair School Plan, is in the Senate. A “replacement” or rewritten invoice is expected to be published on Tuesday. Senate President Matt Huffman said he expected direct government funding for vouchers for private schools rather than deducting the value of the vouchers from government funding for a local public school. This is also in the House version of the bill. But he said he was concerned about the $ 1.8 billion price the house is putting on the map. He said new funding could hinder future legislation.
The schedule: After the introduction of the replacement HB 110, the legislators only have a few days to make changes to the legislators. Some of them are added to what is known as the “omnibus” change. Huffman hopes HB 110 will be passed by the Senate Finance Committee by the end of next week and by the entire Senate on June 10, giving the houses two weeks to adjust their budgetary disparities. The new fiscal year begins on July 1st.
Take me to the ball game: The Lake County Captains, the minor league team that plays at Eastlake, will be 100% busy at their stadium on June 2nd if coronavirus-related health restrictions expire – along with the Progressive Field of the Indians, Akron RubberDucks’ Canal Park and the Mercy Health Stadium of the Lake Erie Crushers. Marc Bona writes that there will be a vaccination clinic in the Captains’ Classic Park on June 18th.
Power of Vote: Senate Bill 52 and House Bill 118 would allow residents of the community to vote by referendum to reject or accept wind and solar projects in their areas. But SB 52 will be changed, Huffman said, so the referendum will only apply to small energy projects. On large energy projects, companies invest hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars before a wind blade or solar tile is put down, and they shouldn’t be derailed by a referendum late in the process, he said.
Vax-a-Million Challenge: A Group Called Ohio Stand Up! On Tuesday, he filed a lawsuit against Governor Mike DeWine urging the Ohio Supreme Court to ban the Vax-a-Million drawings and to issue an emergency ban on “child abuse and criminal battery from dangerous toxic mRNA shots on the.” Children in Ohio ”is based. The Ohio Supreme Court has not yet indicated on record whether it will accept the case.
Tired of Imports: Ohio US Senators on Wednesday dealt with a United Steelworkers US International Trade Commission complaint about unfair foreign tire imports. A letter asked the commission to “ensure that US commercial law laws are fully enforced”. The letter from Brown and Senator Rob Portman stated that tire manufacturers in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam “are using unfair practices to gain market share in the US while Chinese tire imports are subject to additional tariffs.”
Five things we learned from the April 29 financial disclosure of Rep. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican who holds a majority in the Ohio House.
1. He said he made $ 100,000 or more as an attorney for Dinsmore & Shohl. He makes $ 90,417.60 and $ 25,000 to $ 49,999 from a pension under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System as a state legislator.
2. He is a board member of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
3. He owns shares in Duke Energy.
4. The Ohio House reimbursed him $ 3,215.52 for kilometers and $ 987 for housing.
5. He reported receiving gifts from Hillebrand Home Health and CET-TV, a public television broadcaster in Cincinnati.
Millie Vaughan is leaving as executive director of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus to become the Ohio Democratic Party financial director.
Content Creative Media, a Columbus-based Republican advertising agency, won a total of 29 Telly Awards, eight Reed Awards, and four Pollie Awards. Agency winning work included advertisements for the Ohio Hospital Association, Rep. Jim Jordan and Senator Bill Reineke.
Medium Buying, the affiliate purchasing branch known for its Twitter account, which is used to track advertising expenditure for campaigns, was honored with the Reed Award for “Best Political Firm Branding”.
Dauren Mason, planner for Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp
John Sayers, Ohio House Chief Information Officer
“If you drive a car I’ll tax the road. If you try to sit I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat. If you go for a walk I’ll tax your feet.”
– Bill Seitz, a Republican from the Ohio House Majority Floor, quoted the Beatles’ taxman during a speech Wednesday in favor of House Bill 157, which would no longer allow communities to collect local income taxes from workers who actually do so don’t do work within their limits. Peter Krouse has more details on the legislation.
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