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Politics & Public Policy

Return to the Statehouse: What Policy Priorities will Prevail?

Virtual Forum

Friday, May 15, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"I hope that we have in person voting on November 3. And we'll need to make that decision soon. It's dependent on whether or not people can stay healthy while exercising their right to vote." – Sen. Matt Dolan

After sheltering in place for nearly two months, Ohioans – and Ohio's economy – are beginning to emerge and prepare for a new reality.

The public health and economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus has had dramatic and far-reaching implications. In response, Republicans and Democrats have proposed dozens of bills covering everything from paid family leave to the sales tax that people pay on personal protective equipment to increasing COVID-19 testing and tracing. But the pandemic has cost Ohio's government about $1 billion in lost revenue, resulting in Governor DeWine's announcement of $775 million in budget cuts over the next two months. As Ohio lawmakers return to work for the first time since March 25, what policy responses will be prioritized?

The livestream begins at 12:30 p.m. Have a question? Tweet it to @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with ideastream is generously provided by PNC, Chautauqua Institution, and the United Black Fund.

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