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Don’t invest in low-wage businesses that block unions, says governor candidate

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August. 9 – COLOMBUS – Democratic governor candidate Nan Whaley said Monday that companies that stand in the way of labor unions or pay too little for workers to qualify for Medicaid should be barred from taking advantage of state tax breaks and other assist.

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On a visit to a black-owned coffee shop in Cincinnati, the first of a series of such stops planned in the state, Greater Dayton laid out its vision for how Ohio puts tax policy, purchasing power, and investment dollars behind stimulating wage growth. The benefits and guide the next industrialization wave.

“The whole idea is for the jobs plan to be centered around the worker and the family, so you only need one pleasing job to support your family,” the lady said. they told me. “What we’re seeing is that people have two jobs, and they still have to go to food banks.”

It has vowed to shift gears from a recent state policy seen as making it more firm for developers of wind and solar projects in the state while appearing to favor older energy sources such as nuclear, gas and coal. That would include the conclude repeal of the remainder of House Number 6, the law that was the center of the $61 billion bribery scandal that rocked the Ohio State House.

“We know this is where the jobs will be in the coming,” Ms. Wally said The Blade. “It is absurd as a country for us not to be a part of that. There are a number of well-paying jobs in renewable energy. These are not low-paying jobs…

“This is one of the areas where they put politics on people and their money,” she said. “Every economist knows this is the unused economy, but they don’t concern about workers or jobs coming to Ohio.”

Multiple sclerosis. Wally is seeking the 2022 Democratic nomination in hopes of replacing the Republican governor. Mike DeWine. Leading Democratic Fellow John Cranley of Cincinnati also explores running.

Among other things, said Mrs. Wally’s suggestions:

—Required JobsOhio, a private nonprofit economic development entity, and its state government partner, the Development Services Agency, retain economic incentives for companies that pay “sincere wages,” provide quality health concern and other benefits, and do not block union efforts.

Support raising Ohio’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Renewed state interest in wind, solar, and other renewable energy development, a sector that felt betrayed by recent statehouse policy. This would include restoring previous mandates in state law that utilities find more of their power from renewable sources and decrease energy consumption overall.

Develop a strategy to retrain workers for jobs in the renewable energy sector as the fossil fuel sectors shrink.

Find a way for Ohio to emerge as a leader in battery recycling as foreign production of lithium batteries dwindles.

—Includes an executive order targeting government purchases of companies that pay wages and living benefits.

Invite local little business boards to use state and federal resources to aid lofty street businesses still reeling from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

First published on August 9, 2021 at 4:29 pm


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