Senator Kenny Yuko - Senate District 25
 

12.13.17 - Ohio Senate Approves Memorial Highway Designation In Honor Of Captain Michael Palumbo

 

COLUMBUS— Today, the Ohio Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 134 to designate the portion of I-271 between mile markers 28 and 32 in Beachwood as the “Captain Michael Palumbo Memorial Highway”. 

 
 

12.13.17 - Senator Yuko's Bill Designating Harrison Dillard Day Passes Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS— Today, the Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 62, which designates July 8 as Harrison Dilliard Day. 

 
 

12.05.17 - Senate Democrats Appoint Mike Rowe As Chief Of Staff

 

Columbus - Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) announced the appointment of Mike Rowe as the new Chief of Staff of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus. 

 
 

11.29.17 - Senator Yuko Urges Congress To Adopt New Wheelchair Symbol

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 18 to urge Congress to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act and adopt a new version of the International Symbol of Access that depicts a wheelchair user in an active and engaged way. 

 
 

11.27.17 - Senator Yuko Comments On Former Senate President Bill Harris

 

Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued the following statement after the death of former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris.

 
 

10.26.17 - Senator Yuko Urges Congress To Require Side Guards On Commercial Trucks

 

COLUMBUS—This week, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced SCR 16, a concurrent resolution to urge Congress to enact legislation to require commercial trucks to install side guards and to establish technical specifications for these safety devices.

 
 

10.13.17 - Senator Yuko Commemorates Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day

 

Columbus—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued the following statement regarding National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, which is observed every year on October 15.

 
 

10.02.17 - Senator Yuko Comments On Mass Shooting In Las Vegas

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) condemned the deadly shooting in Las Vegas.

 
 

09.26.17 - Senate Democratic Caucus Selects Vernon Sykes For Redistricting Working Group

 

Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) announced that Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) will serve on the working group that has been formed by Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) to review the process of congressional redistricting.
 

 
 

09.22.17 - Senate Minority Leader Yuko Comments On Efforts To Reform Congressional Redistricting

 

Columbus—Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko released a statement in response to efforts in the Ohio General Assembly to reform the process of congressional redistricting.

 
 

09.20.17 - Senator Yuko Introduces Legislation To Prohibit Child Marriages Under The Age Of 16

 

Columbus – Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced legislation to update Ohio’s antiquated child marriage law. 

 
 

09.12.17 - Senator Yuko Comments On Unveiling Of Memorial Highway

 

COLUMBUS— State Senator Kenny Yuko commented on the unveiling of Army Specialist 4 Lawrence George Stapleton Memorial Highway on I-90.

 
 

09.06.17 - Senators Yuko And Schiavoni Comment On The President's Decision To End DACA

 

Columbus—Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released statements in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

 
 

08.22.17 - Senate Democrats Oppose Veto Overrides That Undermine Medicaid Expansion

 

Columbus—The Ohio Senate voted to override six of Governor Kasich’s line-item vetoes of the state budget (HB 49).  Senate Democrats strongly objected to three of the veto overrides that threaten to undermine Medicaid expansion in Ohio by limiting the ability of the state to fund the program which is part of the Affordable Care Act.

 
 

08.09.17 - Senator Yuko Condemns The Elimination Of Sleep Disorder Tests For Truckers And Train Engineers

 

COLUMBUS— Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) voiced strong opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate sleep apnea tests for truckers and train operators. Sleep apnea can cause daytime drowsiness and an inability to concentrate. 

 
 

08.03.17 - Senator Yuko Condemns Cuts To Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) voiced strong opposition to the Trump administration's decision to end the Department of Health and Human Service's teen pregnancy prevention program. This decision will have direct negative impacts on seven Cuyahoga County school districts, each struggling to address high teen pregnancy rates. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "those districts will lose about $2 million in federal grant money for prevention..."

 
 

07.20.17 - Senator Yuko Introduces Senate Resolution To Urge Congress To Reclassify Marijuana

 

COLUMBUS—State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) has introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 13 to urge Congress and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reclassify marijuana, or cannabis, to a less restricted category. Reclassification would increase research into marijuana’s effects and ease the burden on legal medical marijuana businesses. 

 
 

07.19.17 - Senator Yuko Introduces Hunger-Free Students' Bill Of Rights Act

 

COLUMBUS—On Thursday, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced Senate Bill 172, the Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act. This bill would direct Ohio schools to work with parents or guardians to help them pay off debts and end all “lunch shaming” practices, which involve treating students differently if their family owes money for school lunches. A 2014 Department of Agriculture report found thatnearly half of all school districts engage in some form of lunch shaming.

 
 

07.06.17 - Senator Yuko Comments On Ohio House Veto Overrides

 

COLUMBUS - Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) released the following statement after the Ohio House voted to override some of Governor Kasich's vetoes:

 
 

06.29.17 - Senate Democrats Send Veto Request To Governor Kasich

 

COLUMBUS - Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to Governor John R. Kasich, urging him to use his line item veto authority to remove several troubling provisions from Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state budget bill. 

 
 

06.28.17 - Ohio Senate Democrats Respond To Passage Of State Budget Bill

 

COLUMBUS – Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus expressed dissatisfaction with the final version of the budget that was sent to Governor Kasich.

 
 

06.21.17 - Senate Democrats Comment On Senate's Passage Of Ohio Budget

 

COLUMBUS – Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus expressed frustration with their Republican colleagues' choice to make cuts to communities and services when better alternatives existed. The Republican-led Senate passed their version of the two-year state budget bill (Amended Substitute House Bill 49) this evening and sent it to the House for concurrence. Senate Democrats had offered two alternative budget plans that would have balanced Ohio's budget and sent funding where it was most needed. Both of these proposals were rejected in favor of massive cuts across the board.

 
 

06.15.17 - Senate Democrats Announce Plan To Erase Ohio's Budget Deficit And Fund Vital Services

 

COLUMBUS – Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus announced a budget plan that would erase the state budget deficit and provide additional funding for communities, schools, Medicaid, and the fight against Ohio’s opioid crisis. This could be accomplished by suspending the business investor tax break, which has failed to create jobs. It does not provide employers enough funds to hire any new workers. The nonpartisan Legislative Service Commission (LSC) estimates the tax deduction will cost Ohio over $1 billion per year during the next budget. 

 
 

06.12.17 - Senators Yuko And Skindell Respond To Senate GOP Budget Plan

 

Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, spoke out after the Ohio Senate released its version of the state budget (HB 49).  The Senate plan calls for more than $1 billion in cuts to erase a growing deficit and does nothing to correct misguided GOP tax policies. 

 
 

06.07.17 - Senate Democrats Condemn Republican Plan To Take Healthcare From One Million Ohioans

 

COLUMBUS – Today, as President Trump visits Ohio, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus is calling on the U.S. Congress to vote against the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis, the AHCA would result in one million Ohioans losing insurance coverage. Over 23 million Americans would lose coverage by 2026.

 
 

06.01.17 - Senator Yuko Introduces Bill To Honor Captain Michael Palumbo

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced Senate Bill 161, which would designate a portion of I-271 in Beachwood as the “Captain Michael Palumbo Memorial Highway.” Captain Palumbo was a vocal advocate for benefits for firefighters. He was the namesake for a recent bill to help provide workers compensation to firefighters with certain job-related cancers. Governor Kasich signed the Michael Louis Palumbo Jr. Act into law earlier this year.

 
 

05.24.17 - Senators Yuko And Schiavoni Announce Legislation To Keep Ohio Jobs In Ohio

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D- Richmond Heights) and Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) announced the Call Center Consumer Protection Act, Senate Bill 156. This bill would incentivize call centers to keep their jobs in the state of Ohio instead of moving them overseas.

 
 

05.17.17 - Senators Schiavoni, Yuko Announce Comprehensive Bill To Address Opioid Crisis In Ohio

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) announced a bill to address the immediate and long-term needs created by Ohio’s opioid crisis. This legislation - Senate Bill 154 - goes above and beyond what has been proposed by Governor Kasich and Ohio House Republicans. Senator Schiavoni was joined by Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights), who is a joint sponsor of the bill, and by a drug dependency counselor.

 
 

05.09.17 - Senators Call On Treasurer Mandel To Explain Taxpayer-Funded Ad Campaign

 

Columbus—Today, the Democratic members of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on General Government and Agency Review sent a letter to State Treasurer Josh Mandel to formally ask him to testify in person before the committee.  Mandel failed to show up today for a scheduled hearing to explain the questionable spending practices in his office. He instead sent a deputy to speak on his behalf.

 
 

05.05.17 - Senator Kenny Yuko Testifies For Three Railroad Safety Bills

 

COLUMBUS—Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) testified for three railroad and rail yard safety bills in the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee: Senate Bill 74, Senate Bill 89, and Senator Bill 90. These bills in their entirety would create basic safety standards to improve the workplace for railroad workers and help protect thousands of Ohioans who live and work near railroads.

 
 

05.04.17 - Sen. Yuko Reacts To Vote In Congress To Repeal Obamacare

 

Columbus—Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued the following statement after Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and put the health care of many Ohioans in jeopardy.

 
 

05.04.17 - Senator Yuko's Harrison Dillard Day Bill Passes The Senate

 

COLUMBUS— Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko’s bill, Senate Bill 62, passed the Ohio Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support. SB 62 would designate July 8th as Harrison Dillard Day. 

 
 

05.01.17 - New State Budget Provisions Could Gut Medicaid Expansion

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko released the following statement condemning new provisions to the state budget bill that could potentially cut billions from Medicaid.  

 
 

04.26.17 - Senator Kenny Yuko Sworn Into Office As Minority Leader

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) released the following statement after the Ohio Senate confirmed him as Minority Leader by unanimous vote. The Northeast Ohio Democrat was elected to the top position by members of his caucus last Wednesday.  

 
 

04.19.17 - Senator Schiavoni Steps Down As Minority Leader, Senator Kenny Yuko Assumes Leadership Of Senate Democrats

 

Columbus—Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) resigned his leadership position, effective next week, to concentrate on his campaign for governor. The members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus unanimously elected Kenny Yuko of Richmond Heights to replace him as Minority Leader.

 
 

03.13.17 - Senator Yuko Condemns Threats Of Violence Against Local Jewish Community Center

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) condemned the bomb threats made against Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood.

 
 

02.22.17 - Senator Yuko Introduces Legislation Designating July 8th As William Harrison Dillard Day

 

COLUMBUS—Yesterday, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced Senate Bill 62, which would designate July 8th as William Harrison Dillard Day in Ohio.

 
 

02.07.17 - Senator Kenny Yuko Introduces Workers' Rights Act

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced Senate Bill 38, the “Workers’ Rights Act,” which will raise Ohio’s minimum wage, expand overtime protection, and prevent employee misclassification.

 
 

02.01.17 - Senator Yuko Named Top Democrat On Government Oversight Committee

 

COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio Senate announced that State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) has been appointed as Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Government Oversight for the 132nd General Assembly.

 
 

12.20.16 - Ohio Senate Democrats Call For Investigation Into Foreign Interference In US Election

 

Columbus—Today, The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus sent the following letter to the members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation, requesting a full bipartisan investigation into foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election.

 
 

12.13.16 - Ohio Senate Democrats Call On Governor Kasich To Veto 5 Bills

 

Columbus—Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus sent the following letter to Governor John R. Kasich, calling on him to veto the five bills the caucus views as the most inconsistent with the needs of Ohioans. 

 
 

12.08.16 - Senate Democrats Oppose Passage Of HB 48 "Guns Everywhere" Bill

 

COLUMBUS – Tonight, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus expressed opposition to the Senate passage of House Bill 48. This bill expands the areas in which it is legal to carry a concealed firearm to include several high-risk locations. This includes daycares, airports, and several government buildings – such as libraries, City halls, Boards of Elections, and public hospitals. 

 
 

12.07.16 - Ohio Senate Dems Condemn Passage Of Bill That Significantly Limits Community Rights

 

COLUMBUS – Tonight, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus expressed strong opposition to the passage of Amended Senate Bill 331. This bill eases restrictions on puppy mills and removes control from local communities on several different issues – including the ability to raise their own minimum wage. 

 
 

11.29.16 - Senator Yuko's Harrison Dillard Day Bill Passes Senate

 

Columbus—Today, Senate Bill 306 passed the Ohio Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support. SB 306 would designate July 8th as Harrison Dillard Day.

 
 

11.23.16 - Federal Court Decision Reinforces Need For Wage Protection For Ohio's Salaried Workers

 

COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) renewed his call for the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 25 after a federal court blocked President Obama’s national overtime rule. The rule would have required employers to pay time-and-a-half to employees making less than $47,476 a year when they worked over 40 hours in a week.

 
 

11.15.16 - Senator Yuko's Harrison Dillard Day Bill Has First Hearing

 

COLUMBUS—Today, the office of State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) testified in favor of Senate Bill 306, which would designate July 8th as Harrison Dillard Day in Ohio.

 
 

09.30.16 - Columbus Goes Purple For First Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

 

COLUMBUS–This week, Columbus City Hall will light their building in purple Saturday, October 1st through Friday, October 7th, and Nationwide Children’s hospital will light the display on Parsons in purple Saturday, October 1st through Monday, October 31st in recognition of the inaugural Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.

 
 

09.24.16 - Senator Yuko Responds To Medical Board Statement

 

CLEVELAND—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) released the following statement to address the legislative intent of the affirmative defense provision in HB 523, the bill establishing a medical marijuana program in Ohio. The senator's statement is in response to the guidance to physicians issued yesterday by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

 
 

09.07.16 - Senator Yuko Urges Local Governments To Consider Benefits Of Medical Marijuana Businesses

 

COLUMBUS— Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) is sending an open letter to local governments encouraging them to avoid passing restrictions on medical marijuana businesses before the rules for the program are created.

 
 

06.30.16 - Senator Yuko Calls On Congress To Ban Gun Sales To Terror Suspects

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) announced he will introduce a resolution urging Congress to adopt legislation banning the sale of guns and explosives to individuals suspected of terrorist activities. Senator Yuko’s resolution urges Congress to take immediate action to address this ongoing issue. 

 
 

06.22.16 - Senator Yuko Applauds Education Grants

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Senator Kenny Yuko applauded two schools in his district for earning the Ohio Department of Education’s Straight A Fund grants. Fairport Harbor Exempted Village and Orange City Schools each received one of the 23 grants awarded.

 
 

06.08.16 - Senator Yuko Statement On Governor Kasich Signing Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

 

Today, Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) joined patients, families, advocates, and legislators in celebrating after Ohio’s historic medical marijuana bill was signed into law. Governor Kasich signed House Bill 523 this afternoon.

 
 

05.25.16 - Senator Yuko Applauds Passage Of Medical Marijuana Bill

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) celebrated the Ohio Senate’s passage of House Bill 523, a bill to legalize and regulate medical marijuana in Ohio. Senator Yuko has been introducing bills to legalize medical marijuana since he was a Representative in the Ohio House. H.B. 523 passed the Senate 18-15.

 
 

05.24.16 - Senator Yuko's Pain Awareness Bill Passes Senate

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Senate Bill 291 – a bill introduced by Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) – passed the Ohio Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support. SB 291 would designate the month of September as “Pain Awareness Month” in the state of Ohio.

 
 

04.13.16 - Senator Yuko Comments On House Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) expressed support for the Ohio House of Representatives for introducing legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal use.

 
 

03.07.16 - Senator Yuko Introduces Legislation Designating September As Pain Awareness Month

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced Senate Bill 291, which would designate the month of September as Pain Awareness Month.

 
 

02.12.16 - Senator Yuko Issues Statement On Medical Marijuana Listening Tour

 

COLUMBUS— Yesterday, Senators Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and David Burke (R-Marysville) completed the planned stops on their Medical Marijuana Listening Tour with a visit to Toledo. The tour also included events in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Written and spoken testimony from hundreds of Ohioans has provided the senators with a broad spectrum of opinions from proponents, opponents, and interested parties regarding medical marijuana in Ohio.

 
 

01.19.16 - Senators Yuko And Burke Announce Medical Marijuana Listening Tour

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Senators Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and Dave Burke (R-Marysville) announced their plan to host a series of town hall forums across the state to gather Ohioans’ opinions on medical marijuana.

 
 

01.07.16 - Senator Yuko Statement On The Passing Of Former State Senator Judy Sheerer

 

COLUMBUS - State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) released the following statement on the passing of former State Representative and State Senator Judy Sheerer.

 
 

11.04.15 - Senators Schiavoni And Yuko Send Letter To Elected Officials Calling For Discussion About Medical Marijuana

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) sent a letter to leaders of the Ohio General Assembly and statewide office holders, asking for a collaborative effort in crafting legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in Ohio.

 
 

10.19.15 - Senator Yuko Meets With Mayors Of The 25th District

 

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS–Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and mayors from the 25th Senate District gathered together for the second Mayoral Luncheon, hosted by ITT Technical Institute.

 
 

10.07.15 - Senator Yuko's Rett Syndrome Awareness Bill Passes House

 

Columbus—Today, Senate Bill 117, legislation jointly sponsored by State Senators Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and Jim Hughes (R-Columbus), passed the Ohio House with bipartisan support. Senate Bill 117 designates the month of October as “Rett Syndrome Awareness Month."

 
 

09.22.15 - Senator Yuko Encourages Statewide Efforts On National Voter Registration Day

 

COLUMBUS–Today, as America marks National Voter Registration Day, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) calls for renewed commitment by state legislators to increase voter registration in Ohio.

 
 

06.30.15 - Senator Yuko's Rett Syndrome Awareness Bill Passes Senate

 

COLUMBUS–Today, Senate Bill 117, legislation jointly sponsored by State Senators Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and Jim Hughes (R-Columbus), passed the Ohio Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support. Senate Bill 117 would designate the month of October as “Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.” 

 
 

06.24.15 - Senator Yuko Gives Sponsor Testimony On Senate Bill 25

 

COLUMBUS—“The Ohio Worker’s Rights Act”, Senate Bill 25, received its first hearing in the Senate Transportation, Labor, and Commerce Committee, during which State Senator Kenny Yuko, the bill’s sponsor, gave testimony. The bill is a multi-pronged approach to improving worker’s rights in Ohio and a priority for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus for the 131st General Assembly.

 
 

05.19.15 - Senator Yuko Honors Beachwood Track State Champions

 

State Senator Kenny Yuko honored the Beachwood High School Girls Track Team in the Ohio Senate for winning the State Championship. Coach Smith was joined by Mia Knight, Maya Gaines-Smith, Emilykate Hopsum-Boyd, and Hannah Kahn who all received special recognition, along with a Resolution honoring all of them for their accomplishment. 

 
 

04.24.15 - Yuko And Clyde To Introduce Registration Modernization Act

 

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) and Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) will soon introduce legislation to modernize voter registration in Ohio and potentially add over 1 million people to the voting rolls. Ohio continues to struggle to implement federal Motor Voter laws.  This bill will fix those problems and automate voter registration for graduating high school students as well.

 
 

04.20.15 - Senator Yuko Honors National Infertility Awareness Week And National Immunization Week

 

State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) highlights Infant Immunization Week and National Infertility Week.

 
 

03.31.15 - Senator Yuko Praises Tax Credit Awarded To Lubrizol Corporation

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) praised the Ohio Tax Credit Authority’s approval of a 45 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit to the Lubrizol Corporation expansion into Painesville Township. This tax credit is slated to create an additional $1.6 million in their annual payroll, equating to 24 new full-time positions.

 
 

03.12.15 - Senator Yuko Reacts To Secretary Husted's Press Conference

 

Columbus, Ohio—State Senator Kenny Yuko issued a statement in reaction to a press conference held by Secretary of State Jon Husted.  Senator Yuko is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Government Oversight and Reform committee.

 
 

03.05.15 - VIDEO: Senator Yuko Press Conference On Bill To Designate October As Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

 

Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) joined by Shannon Starkey-Taylor, COO of International Rett Syndrome Foundation, Brynn and Kristin Hileman discusses his intent to introduce legislation designating the month of October as “Rett Syndrome Awareness Month". 

 
 

03.05.15 - Senator Kenny Yuko To Introduce Legislation Designating October As "Rett Syndrome Awareness Month"

 

COLUMBUS–Joined with advocates and families, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) held a press conference today to highlight legislation that he will soon introduce with Senator Jim Hughes (R-Columbus) that will designate the month of October as “Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.” Rett Syndrome is a postnatal neurological disorder that affects females almost exclusively and currently has no cure.

 
 

02.24.15 - Senator Yuko Responds To State Of The State Address

 

WILMINGTON, Ohio—This evening, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Kasich’s annual State of the State address in Wilmington:

 
 

02.13.15 - Senator Yuko Reacts To Maple Heights Being Placed Under Fiscal Emergency

 

RICHMOND HEIGHTS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued the following statement after Auditor of State Dave Yost announced that the City of Maple Heights will be moved from fiscal watch to fiscal emergency: 

 
 

02.05.15 - Senator Yuko Introduces Legislation To Raise Minimum Wage & Improve Workers' Rights In Ohio

 

COLUMBUS—This week, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced “The Ohio Worker’s Rights Act”, Senate Bill 25, to raise Ohio’s minimum wage, expand overtime protection and prevent employee misclassification. The bill is a multi-pronged approach to improving worker’s rights in Ohio and a priority for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus for the 131st General Assembly.

 
 

01.23.15 - Senator Yuko Named Top Democrat On Government Oversight And Financial Institutions Committees

 

COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio Senate announced that State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) has been appointed as Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committees on Government Oversight and Financial Institutions for the 131st General Assembly.

 
 

01.09.15 - Senator Yuko Reacts To Macy's At Richmond Town Square Closing

 

RICHMOND HEIGHTS—Today, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued the following statement after it was announced that the Macy’s location at Richmond Town Square will be closing its doors after 17 years of business:

 
 

01.06.15 - Kenny Yuko Sworn Into Office As State Senator

 

COLUMBUS – In front of family and friends, Kenny Yuko took the oath of office to serve in the Ohio Senate for the 131st General Assembly. Mr. Yuko returns to the Ohio General Assembly after serving in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2005-2012.