Columbus – Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement in response to comments made today by Governor John Kasich regarding JobsOhio:

“Governor Kasich is accountable to a higher power—it’s called the Ohio Constitution.  The 1851 Ohio Constitution was designed to prevent government from setting up private corporations that are in turn used to advance secrecy and possible misuse of public dollars.  More than a billion of public dollars are being directed to JobsOhio.  We need constitutional review of the Kasich corporation.  All along Governor Kasich and JobsOhio have attempted to stop this review.  People should ask what is Governor Kasich afraid of?”

 
 
 
  
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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

 

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