Senate District 11
Teresa Fedor
Fedor Issues Response to Governor's State of the State
March 23, 2022
Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine’s State of the State address: 

“I think Governor DeWine had rose-colored glasses on when he wrote this speech. I believe in Ohio’s potential, but unfortunately, people in Ohio are struggling right now.” Sen. Fedor said. “Governor DeWine’s Ohio is only working for a certain group of people, not the majority of Ohioans. Public education is the great equalizer, and fully funding it should be the first step we take to make Ohio work for everyone, regardless of their zip code. This issue wasn’t even mentioned.”
Following the State of the State address, Democrats highlighted their plan to expand opportunity, invest in working people and families, and build an economy that works for everyone. They also discussed their fight for policies that support workers and families, as well as the impact of the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on Ohio’s economic recovery. They also criticized the dangerous and controversial gun legislation that has been signed into law during the 134th General Assembly and addressed the ongoing redistricting process.

“Democrats have been fighting for policies that work for everyone. But with one party rule, our bills go nowhere. That is why Ohio is considered one of the most corrupt states and has some of the lowest rankings in the nation.”

Ohio currently ranks 47 out of 50 states and Washington, D.C. on health value, 37 in healthcare spending, 32 in public health and prevention, 42 in infant mortality, 25 in mental health, 25 in gun safety and 23 in gun death rates, 31 in overall child well-being and 28 in education. 

Watch the full Democratic response here.
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