State Rep. Brigid Kelly, a Cincinnati Democrat, is sponsoring the bill that would make it an automatic felony to assault a transit worker on the job.
“The sales tax on these items does not amount to much, but when you’re trying to figure out if you can give your kid milk money or if you have enough to get your own lunch, then it is impactful in a very significant way,” said Ohio State Representative Brigid Kelly
“I think that sort of begs the question of: Are we looking at this the right way? Are there things we can do to prevent this?” Kelly said.
"It’s time for Ohio, and the thirty-seven other states who still tax tampons to catch up," Kelly said.
"Representatives Kelly and Kent want the state to step up and protect workers overtime at the rate the Department of Labor was ready to."
Statehouse News Bureau|04.03.2018
“Under our bill Ohio would move to the $47,476 threshold to help hard-working Ohioans and protect them from exploitation. Without this change, 351,000 Ohioans can be paid less than the poverty level for a family of four but work more than 50 hours a week without overtime," Kelly said.
"Joining us to discuss the importance of strengthening business and cultural ties between Ohio and Israel are Ohio State Representatives Brigid Kelly and Bill Reineke."
ABC 6 Columbus|03.14.2018
“If people don’t have enough money to pay their bills, they’re not stopping to buy a cup of coffee on their way to work, they’re not tossing anything extra into their grocery cart and those are things that also impact our communities."
"Far too many people are still feeling the pinch and far too many people know that it really doesn't matter how hard they work. Their families live paycheck to paycheck so that big corporations can make record profits."