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Leader Russo Says Real State of the State is Ohio is Falling Behind, Putting People First Key to Building a Brighter Future

April 10, 2024
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COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today acknowledges, following Governor Mike DeWine’s State of the State address, that too many Ohioans find themselves living in a state they believe is headed in the wrong direction. 

“Today we heard from Ohio’s governor about his hopes for the state in the coming year. But what we didn’t hear is how he plans to get anything done in this current political environment. The reality is that rigged, one-party rule and Republican infighting seems to have no end in sight. In fact, in the sea of controversy that the legislature has become, people take a backseat to politics,” said Leader Russo in her response to the governor’s address. 

“The real state of the state is one where too many Ohioans find themselves living in a state they believe is headed in the wrong direction, mainly because the politicians in charge do not reflect our values as Ohioans. For all of us to have better and brighter futures, we must continue the fight to put people first. Putting people first will ensure all Ohioans—no matter your race, gender or economic status—have the freedom to be who they are, the dignity of a safe community and secure job, and the opportunity to thrive.”

House Democrats are committed to creating a better and brighter future for all Ohioans by continuing the fight to put people first. 

Leader Russo’s remarks as prepared and a photo of her delivering the response to State of the State is attached to the release. Picture courtesy: Ohio House Democratic Caucus.