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Ohio Senate Democrats Want to Focus on Jobs, Economy, Education

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Jo Ingles
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Statehouse News Bureau
Ohio Sen. Democrats discuss jobs, economy and education as they prepare to present in general assemby.

Minority Democrats in the Ohio Senate say they’ll be focusing on jobs, the economy and education in bills they will present in the new general assembly. 

Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) says his members want to focus on bills to create jobs, train Ohioans for those jobs and help working Ohioans get ahead.

“We have the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer and the gap is becoming larger and larger and larger," Yuko said. "And some of our legislation is going to reflect this.”

Yuko said he thinks there is common ground with Republicans on certain issues. And he says majority lawmakers might be more receptive to some proposals, like a ban on discrimination against LGBTQ Ohioans, once they realize the impact it has on business.