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Speaker Stephens Statement on Governor Calling a Special Session of the General Assembly

May 23, 2024
Republican Newsroom

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) issued the following statement on Governor DeWine calling a special session of the General Assembly:

“For weeks, we have been pushing to find a legislative solution to having President Biden on the ballot. Ultimately, the will to do so wasn’t there in the Republican caucus. 

Everyone agrees that we need to ban foreign political contributions from ballot issue campaigns in Ohio, and we have been driving towards a solution.

We have language that has input from campaign finance experts and important interested parties to deal with the issue. This is language that squarely and directly bans foreign influence in Ohio’s issue campaigns, while not also inadvertently limiting the rights of citizens to have their voices heard.

We look forward to real solutions that will actually pass both chambers next week and solve problems.”