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House Democratic Leader looks for productive lame duck to start DeWine on solid ground

November 9, 2018
Democrat Newsroom

Ohio House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today released a letter* sent to Governor-elect Mike DeWine that applauds the incoming governor’s commitment to unifying the state and working with Democrats and Republicans to bring about meaningful change to benefits all Ohioans.

“I am compelled by your uniting words to find common ground on common sense policies that grow our economy, better our educational outcomes, and protect healthcare,” Strahorn wrote in the letter.

The House leader sees the final weeks of legislative session as an opportunity to give the incoming administration a head start on important issues like strengthening Ohio manufacturing, taking on the opioid crisis, and giving Ohio students the opportunity they need to succeed in the workforce.

“The beginning of the end of the 132nd General Assembly next week stands as a reminder that our actions together in state government over the next eight months will set the course for our state and for future generations of Ohioans,” continued Strahorn in the letter. “What we do now will impact the success of your leadership come January.

“As respective leaders of this state, I believe we have a commitment to set the divisive and partisan, political battles of the past aside to come together in the name of progress and opportunity for the citizens of our state,” Strahorn concluded. 

House Democratic Leader looks for productive lame duck to start DeWine on solid ground (PDF)