State Representative Connie Pillich talks with Rachel Maddow about Ohio Republicans with the help of Governor Kasich sneaking the most restrictive new abortion measures in the country into the state budget bill to avoid Texas-style public backlash over amendments they knew couldn’t survive public scrutiny.
FitzGerald Calls Ruling ‘Step Backwards for Voting Rights’
In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Cuyahoga County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald released the following statement:
Early Endorsement By Institutional Democratic Party Leaders Shows Strong Support For Ed FitzGerald
Approaching the first Ohio Democratic Party state dinner since announcing his run for governor, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald today received the support of 63 of 88 Democratic County Party Chairs in Ohio. With the general election over a year away, this early endorsement from these Democratic leaders shows monumental support from all corners of the state. The counties listed below, including 9 of the 10 largest counties by population, represent 73.2% of Democrats in Ohio.
Middle Class Ohioans Will Likely See a Tax Increase Under This Plan
Today, Governor Kasich’s statehouse allies introduced their new tax plan to increase Ohio’s sales tax, lowering the commercial activities tax exemption and eliminating the property tax roll back on new levies that benefits Ohio’s homeowners, thereby increasing taxes on homeowners in order to benefit the wealthiest Ohioans with an income tax cut.
Today, Ohio House Republicans introduced a bill placing new restrictions on women seeking abortions, requiring doctors to do ultrasounds, describe physical features of the fetus, make an image and sound of the heartbeat available to the woman, requiring the doctor to discuss whether the fetus can feel pain, among other new and extreme restrictions. In response, candidate for governor, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald released the following statement: