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Wilkin Issues Statement on Governor's Recent Announcement

May 15, 2021
Republican Newsroom

COLUMBUS – State Representative Shane Wilkin (R-Hillsboro) today issued the following statement on Governor DeWine’s recent announcement:

“As happy as I am to hear the Governor’s announcement to lift the restrictions and anticipate him signing House Bill 215, The Business Fairness Act, into law as soon as it is presented to him to protect Ohio's businesses, I was nothing short of stunned to learn of the vaccine lottery. As a member of Controlling Board, to use these federal funds in this manner was neither outlined nor explained in any funding request and, without a doubt, was not expected. While the restrictions implemented last summer unfairly hurt Ohio’s small community businesses by picking winners and losers, this lottery is doing the exact same thing. The Governor should reconsider this decision and immediately rescind the program.”