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Democrats Say Lawmakers Should Skip Summer Break To Address Some Key Issues

Democrats talk about issues on Zoom
Democrats talk about issues on Zoom

Democrats in the Ohio House say lawmakers need to deal with some important business this summer instead of taking time off. 

The coronavirus pandemic. Racism. Projected budget shortfalls. Preparing for the November election. Those are things House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) says need to be addressed now.

“These crises facing everyday Ohioans are real. They are not taking a recess and neither should we," Strong Sykes says.

Democrats say they’ll hold town halls throughout the state this summer to discuss these issues. The House isn’t set to return for session till September, and doesn’t plan to have committee hearings for at least the next few weeks.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.