Topic: Legislative issues and political action
Legislative Watch – March 24, 2023
OEA President DiMauro Testifies on State Budget Bill; First Hearing Held on Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Weaken Voice of Ohio Voters; Senate Eyes August Special Election; U.S. House GOP Public Education Attack Bill Heads to the U.S. Senate
OEA’s House Bill 33 testimony
OEA Vice President Jeff Wensing delivered OEA proponent testimony on HB 67 to the committee on Thursday, February 18. This was his submitted testimony.
Legislative Watch – March 17, 2023
Draconian Higher Education “Catch-All” Bill Introduced in Ohio Senate; House Joint Resolution (HJR) 1 to Receive Sponsor Testimony Next Week
Legislative Watch – March 3, 2023
Legislature Considering Harmful Voucher Expansion Proposals; Senate Passes Bill Changing Powers and Duties of State Board of Education; School District Funding Spreadsheets Released
OEA Member Lobby Day
OEA Member Lobby Days provide an opportunity for OEA members to meet with state legislators to discuss key educational issues. Make your voice heard on March 28
Legislative Watch – February 24, 2023
Updates on House Bill 33 and Senate Bill 14
Legislative Watch – February 17, 2023
House Leadership Announces “Priority Bills”; Senate Bill 47; Senate Bill 49; Congressional Bills Push for Teacher Pay Increases
Legislative Watch – February 7, 2023
Budget Edition #2 – On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Governor DeWine unveiled his budget priorities during his State of the State address. Following the speech, he released his Executive Budget Blue Book for Fiscal Years (FY) 2024 and 2025. This is OEA’s review of the governor’s proposal for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Department of Youth Services, Deaf and Blind Education Services, and the State Library.
Legislative Watch – February 3, 2023
Budget Edition # 1 – On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Governor DeWine unveiled his budget priorities during his State of the State address. Following the speech, he released his Executive Budget Blue Book for Fiscal Years (FY) 2024 and 2025. DeWine stated that his goal in this budget is to ensure that all Ohioans are educated and have the tools needed to live up to their potential.
February – March 2023 Ohio Schools
COVER STORY: Finding a voice – Union involvement empowers Ohio’s Education Support Professionals. FEATURE: Family Ties part II – As the number of students pursuing education declines, and districts throughout the state find it increasingly difficult to fill positions, a …