AG Yost Reminds Ohioans of State’s Fireworks Laws

COLUMBUS, July 2 – Ohio’s fireworks laws can be tricky but not so confusing as to require an explanation from an attorney.
Still, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has words of caution for those preparing to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday in the Buckeye State.

Brown Reintroduces Legislation To Strengthen Rights Of Teachers, Police Officers, Firefighters & More To Join Unions, Collectively Bargain

WASHINGTON, DC, July 2 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today joined his colleagues in reintroducing the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which would guarantee the right for public employees – including teachers, firefighters, social workers, EMTs and police officers – to organize, act concertedly and bargain collectively in states that currently do not afford these basic protections.

Ohio Selected for National Cybersecurity Partnership

COLUMBUS, July 2 — The State of Ohio is one of seven states and territories selected by the National Governors Association to participate in a partnership to advance cybersecurity. The goal is to develop strategies to enhance statewide cybersecurity, particularly at the local level.

Financial workshops planned throughout Ohio

COLUMBUS, July 9 – Ohio’s agricultural economy is experiencing a number of stresses in 2019: Challenging weather and uncertain market conditions are leaving many farmers across the state under considerable financial stress.

Brown Joins Colleagues In Bill To Permanently Fund Land And Water Conservation Fund, Protect Ohio’s Outdoor Recreation Areas

WASHINGTON, DC, July 1 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has joined his colleagues in introducing legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Brown’s bill, the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act, will help ensure LWCF can continue to support State Parks, national parks, national forests and other public lands.

Brown, Senate Democrats Press Osha, McDonald’s Leadership To Take Action To Protect Employees From Workplace Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1 – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent letters to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook calling on both leaders to take action to address the high rate of workplace violence at McDonald’s restaurants around the country.

Center On Budget And Policy Priorities Finds Brown’s Working Families Tax Relief Act Would Benefit 3 Million Veteran And Active-Duty Households

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1 – In case you missed it, ahead of Independence Day, a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) report found that U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) Working Families Tax Relief Act would help 46 million households, including 3 million veteran or active-duty households. Brown’s bill, which he introduced in April, would cut taxes for workers and families by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).