“Right to Work” is Wrong for Ohio
Recently an ultra-conservative group, Ohioans for Workplace Freedom, received approval from the Ohio Ballot Commission to begin circulating petitions to amend Ohio’s Constitution to make Ohio a “Right to Work” state. Two of the primary drivers of the initiative, Bryan Williams and Chris Littleton, were instrumental in the passage of Senate Bill 5 last Spring. Behind a referendum effort led by a coalition of Ohio’s minority, labor and faith-based communities, Senate Bill 5, known as Issue 2 on the November 2011 ballot, was trounced by a final margin of 61% to 39%.A “Right to Work”... Read more...
Rep. Szollosi Receives Legislator of the Year Award from FOP of Ohio
Recognized for Leadership in Fight Against SB5COLUMBUS – The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio presented State Representative Matthew A. Szollosi (D-Toledo) with the Ohio House of Representatives Legislator of the year award today. The award was presented to Rep. Szollosi at the 78th Annual Conference.“I am proud to stand with our safety forces as they fought for their rights to bargain for necessary safety equipment and proper staffing levels, so they may properly do their jobs and keep our communities safe.” said Rep. Szollosi. “I thank all of our police officers who put... Read more...
Leading Edge with Jerry Anderson (VIDEO)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - State Representative Matt Szollosi discussed the worry about "right to work" when Ohio isn't a "right to work" state. Toledo News Now (There are some technical difficulties - so fast forward through the first 30 seconds) SOURCE: Toledo News Now
Technology’s Legislator of the Year Announced
Columbus (OH) - In recognition of their work advocating for public policies that inspire and encourage technology innovation, Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow (TOT) announced today that Senator Steve Buehrer and Representative Matt Szollosi were each presented with the Technology Advocate Legislator of the Year Award. “We wanted to recognize two legislators accomplishments whose contributions to the tech community will benefit Ohio’s future and allow Ohio to compete in tomorrow’s market,” said Executive... Read more...
Szollosi reports Ohio House Approval of HB’s 329, 348, 486 and Sub. S. B. No. 3
The following two releases in via e-mail from the office of State Representative Matt Szollosi, I’ve added links to the bills referenced both releases that came out earlier today: Rep. Szollosi, Ohio House Approve Legislative Efforts to Grow Economy, Create JobsVenture Capital Investments Expanded, Job Creation, Retention Tax Credit Passed COLUMBUS- Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore and State Rep. Matthew A. Szollosi (D-Toledo) and the Ohio House today approved several bills to spur economic development and grow Ohio jobs. The measures passed include expanding venture capital investments,... Read more...
Ohio workers and companies are in a unique position to benefit from responsible solutions
To the Editor:Your July 4 editorial is right on target: Climate change is real, and as a major industrial state with major energy needs, Ohio is in a unique position to be heard. (“Climate change symptoms,” July 4, 2012.Just as important, Ohio workers and companies are in a unique position to benefit from responsible solutions to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants which are trapping greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.Ohio’s auto industry is a key example. As the editorial pointed out, a U.S. federal appeals court recently upheld EPA regulations which limit tailpipe... Read more...
Szollosi release on project designed to reduce E. coli at Maumee Bay State Park
This in via e-mail from the office of Ohio Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore Matt Szollosi: State Rep. Szollosi Announces $63K to Combat Lake Erie Bacteria ProblemWolf Creek restoration to ease E. coli contamination, ensure safety for swimmers COLUMBUS- Speaker Pro Tempore Matt Szollosi (D-Toledo) today announced the state will spend more than $63,000 on a project to help quell the Lake Erie E. coli contamination problems that keep swimmers out of the water for days each year. “Maumee Bay State Park is a premier summer destination for our community, Ohio and all of the Midwest,”... Read more...