Democratic candidate for State Auditor John Patrick Carney released the following statement on the Ohio House GOP’s voter-suppression amendment to the Mid-Biennium Review. Under the amendment, any county that mails out absentee ballots to its residents would have its local government funds cut by ten percent.
Yesterday, Ohio Statehouse Republicans passed an amendment to penalize any Ohio county that mails absentee ballots to their residents by cutting their local government funding by 10 percent. In defense of the amendment which leverages funds for police and public schools to enforce voter suppression laws, a GOP spokesman made the following comparison:
From Paying For Groceries To Helping Save For Retirement, Pillich Points Out How Equal Pay Helps Ohioans
State Representative Connie Pillich held a news conference today to highlight the ways in which the pay gap hurts Ohio families. Standing alongside working families and next to a week’s worth of groceries, Pillich asked Ohio families what they would do with $10,805, the additional amount a family of four with two working parents would earn if women earned equal pay for equal work.
FitzGerald Campaign Press Secretary Lauren Hitt released the following statement on the repeal of the Mid-Biennium Review amendment that would have cut local government funding by 10 percent for any county that mailed absentee ballots to their residents.
Ohio Rep. Connie Pillich marked “Equal Pay Day” by pushing for a bill in the Ohio House of Representatives that would codify federal law protecting workers from discriminatory pay scales.
Elected officials throughout the country reiterated her call by advocating for income equality and citing discrepancies between wages earned by males and females.