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Lawmakers push for overtime pay protections, some say it could harm Ohio

WKBN Youngstown|04.03.2018

"Representatives Kelly and Kent want the state to step up and protect workers overtime at the rate the Department of Labor was ready to."

Democrats Propose Bill To Hike Salaries Of Workers Not Paid Mandatory Overtime

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.

Why Ohio’s Relations With Israel Matter

WVXU|03.27.2018

"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."

Statehouse Democrats propose $15 an hour minimum wage

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."

Bill introduced to raise minimum wage in Ohio to $15 per hour

WKBN Youngstown|03.13.2018

"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."

Officer Sonny Kim Memorial Highway’ bill unanimously passes House

Fox19.com|03.07.2018

“We appreciate the Kim family trusting us with the honor of recognizing Sonny’s service, and we thank the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police and Lodge 69 for all of their support through this process.”

Bill proposing memorial highway honor Sonny Kim unanimously passes House

WLWT Channel 5|03.07.2018

"This is the least we can do to honor the service and sacrifice of Cincinnati Police Department Officer Sonny L. Kim, who lost his life in the line of duty in ambush while responding to a call on an overtime shift in the Madisonville neighborhood."

The Effort To Put “Right To Work” Issues On Ohio Ballot

The Statehouse News Bureau|01.23.2018

“It would make Ohio more poor, less safe and it would make our communities less strong and I don’t think that’s good for anyone in our state.”

State lawmakers should avoid any right-to-work proposal like the plague

Cincinnati Enquirer|01.03.2018

"Time and time again, we’ve seen that right-to-work experiment leads to lower wages, more injuries and deaths in the workplace and employees are stripped of their voice and rights."

‘Right to work’ in Ohio? GOP lawmaker wants voters to choose

Cincinnati Enquirer|12.19.2017

"Ohio is doing well without right to work. We want to build a strong middle class in the state of Ohio, and this issue is not the way to do it."