Columbus - 
The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus today selected Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Canfield) to serve as Assistant Minority Whip. Senator Schiavoni replaces Senator Jason Wilson (D-Columbiana) who resigned last week to become the Director of the Governor's Office for Appalachia. "Senator Schiavoni will be an outstanding addition to our leadership team," said Senate Minority Leader Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard). "He is hard working and dedicated to improving the lives of his constituents and the people of Ohio." Senator Schiavoni has been a member of the Ohio Senate since January, 2009. He currently serves as the Ranking Member on both the Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee and the Energy and Public Utilities Committee. "I am honored to be selected by my colleagues for this leadership position," said Senator Schiavoni. "I am excited to continue working with members from both caucuses to address the serious issues that people face in my district and throughout the state."
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Senate Democrats Lauch Statewide Tour Of Ohio Schools


COLUMBUS - Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus have launched a series of trips around the state to gather opinions from parents and educators on ways to improve education in Ohio.


Senator Schiavoni Comments On Governor's Decision To Strip Worker's Collective Bargaining Rights


Columbus—Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement after Governor Kasich rescinded an executive order that granted collective bargaining rights to home healthcare and childcare providers: 


Leader Schiavoni Honors Local Heroes With Memorial Highway


Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) has worked over the last few months to pass legislation that would dedicate a portion of I-80 in Austintown in honor of two local Vietnam Veterans as the "Marine Sergeant James Prommersberger and Army Second Lieutenant Charles W. Brown Memorial Highway". This summer, these efforts will become a reality. 


Senate And House Democrats Call On Governor To Halt Closure Of State Developmental Centers


Columbus –State Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman), Senator Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard), State Representative Ron Gerberry (D-Austintown) and State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) sent a letter to Governor Kasich this week urging him to postpone the transfer of residents from the Youngstown and Montgomery Development Centers.  The four Mahoning Valley legislators have sponsored legislation to establish a State Facilities Closure Review Commission to determine if the facilities should remain open.