Commentary: Ohio Legislature Adds Systemically Racist Amendment to Senate Bill 4

In June, Ohio House Republicans attached a systemically racist amendment to SB 4. The provision of union-backed law is known as prevailing wage. By doing so, they rewarded donors and reversed a 25-year trend of dismantling the racist policy. Only the Governor has the ability to stop it.

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Commentary: Republican House Hijacks COVID Relief Bill to Benefit Unions and Hurt Taxpayers

For the first time in anyone’s memory, Ohio House Republicans are responsible for expanding an 89-year-old union-giveaway: the “prevailing wage” statute. Worse, they did this by adding a last minute amendment to Senate Bill 310, hijacking the must-pass emergency COVID-19 relief bill designed to help state and local governments with declining tax revenues. Unless the Ohio Senate intervenes, taxpayers and local governments will pay the price.

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