Brown’s Bipartisan Bill To Establish Voluntary Cancer Registry For Firefighters Clears Senate Health Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 24, 2018 — Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s bipartisan bill to establish a voluntary cancer registry of firefighters, passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Brown’s bill, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, would require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create and maintain a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.

Raising our voices: News from Policy Matters

In the past two weeks, our crew has testified, held press conferences, spoken with young people, presented on academic panels, sponsored a documentary, and broadcast our policy recommendations on the radio.

Tax breaks need stronger evaluation

Policy Matters Ohio said in testimony today before the Tax Expenditure Review Committee that a more in-depth analysis is needed of the tax breaks that cost the state more than $9 billion a year in revenue. The committee held its first hearing on five sales-tax breaks.

2,100 Youth March in We Are The Majority Rally

COLUMBUS—More than 2,100 middle and high school students across Ohio marched in downtown Columbus as part of the 7th annual We Are The Majority Rally (WATM Rally) to celebrate healthy lifestyles and advocate for youth-led prevention.

Brown Chairs Second Hearing Of Bipartisan Joint Select Committee On Pensions

WASHINGTON, DC April 18, 2018 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today to hold the second hearing of the bipartisan House-Senate committee tasked with solving the pending pension crisis threatening small businesses and 1.5 million workers and retirees nationwide.

Brown Demands Answers Following General Motors Layoffs In Lordstown

WASHINGTON, DC April 17, 2018 – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) demanded answers from General Motors (GM) after the company announced plans to lay off 1,500 Ohioans at the Chevy Cruze plant in Lordstown, and eliminate potentially hundreds of additional auto supply chain jobs across Ohio.

Eight Arrested in Undercover Operation Aimed at Reducing Demand for Sex Trafficking

WARREN, April 19, 2018—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Warren Police Chief Eric Merkel today announced that an undercover operation aimed at reducing demand for sex trafficking has led to the arrests of eight men, including one suspect who investigators believe was allegedly attempting to recruit an undercover officer into the sex trade.