(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.”
“Today we’re hearing from those who are the front lines of helping our moms and babies survive and thrive,” said Faber. “We know that simply throwing dollars at this crisis is not enough. We have some of the best medical care and research in our state, but what’s equally important is identifying community leaders from our at-risk neighborhoods to connect mothers with that care.”
Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled to provide optimal savings for parents, families and educators at a time when families must stretch their dollars. This temporary relief from the sales taxes is meant to ease the burden for families and ensure that students have the items necessary to succeed in the classroom.
"We have made significant progress to improve Ohio’s business climate and to support private sector job creation,” Obhof said. “Lower taxes, regulatory reform and new resources to help connect employers with job seekers are paying dividends in helping to improve our economy and creating new opportunities for Ohio families."
"Regional economic growth relies on our ability to connect products with markets and the workforce with the workplace," said Uecker.