Columbus – Today, State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on the conference committee report on the state budget (HB 49). The committee passed the budget this evening on a party line vote.

“Republicans could have taken a balanced approach to the budget, but instead they focused on funding cuts that will mean fewer dollars for our schools, colleges, and local communities.  And on top of that a new freeze on Medicaid expansion will put lives at risk by causing 500,000 Ohioans to lose their health coverage.   That’s not how we build a better future for our state or ensure every Ohioan has a fair shot in life.” 

 
 
 
  
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Senator Skindell Says There Is No Need To Close Lakewood Hospital

 

Columbus – Today, State Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) is calling on Lakewood City Council to reject plans to close Lakewood Hospital in 2016.  Speaking at a city council meeting last night, Senator Skindell said there was no need to close Lakewood Hospital and called the closure plans misguided.



 
 

Senator Skindell Testifies To Establish Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month

 

Today, Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) presented sponsor testimony before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Senate Bill 51, legislation to designate the month of May as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Month in Ohio. 



 
 

Senator Skindell Opposes Planned Closing Of Lakewood Hospital

 

Columbus – Today, Ohio Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) called on Lakewood City Officials and the Lakewood Hospital Association to stop plans to close Lakewood Hospital.  Lakewood residents joined Senator Skindell for a press conference outside the hospital to voice their support for keeping the facility open.



 
 

Ohio Senate Passes Legislation To Honor Fallen Hero From Cleveland

 

Columbus – Today, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 352, a highway-naming bill to honor fallen heroes from across the state including Army Specialist Angel L. Lopez of Cleveland.  At the request of Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville), the bill was amended to designate a portion of Interstate 71 within the corporation limits of Cleveland as the “Specialist Angel L. Lopez Memorial Highway.”