Kasich in Ohio veto lawmakers’ $13G pay hike tacked on aid for the first responders’ families

FILE: Ohio Gov. John Kasich speak at the City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, Nov. 4, 2018.
(Associated Press)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich to Veto a bill on Friday that would be even better benefits for the deceased first responders’ families, because the legislature tacked on the bill for a $13,000 pay raise for themselves, according to the reports.

But some of the bill supporters said they hope to see, Kasich’s veto override next week.

The proposed wage increase for state legislators has been added to the bill late in the session, before the final vote last week, according to reports.

In Senate Bill 296, the Ohio legislature to increase their salaries from $60,584 $73,167 annually by 2028, the Washington Free Beacon would be reported. It would be reported, their first salary increase in 10 years, the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The bill also, the increase of the basic remuneration, said a 10-year period, but also the increasing benefits for the widows and children of deceased police officers and firefighters, the reports requested.


“I would have signed such a bill into law,” wrote Kasich, refers to the support for first responders’ families, according to the Enquirer. “Unfortunately, I cannot support or tolerate the last-minute rush to a controversial salary increase for the elected officials, in what was an otherwise worthy bill.”

The bill was sponsored by Republican state Sen. Jay Hottinger of Newark, tweeted his displeasure on Friday.

First responders and their families also do not agree with the governor ‘ s action.

“It is unfortunate that he would not allow was able to become this law is the law and we will work hard to have it repealed,” Jay McDonald, a former President of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, told the Dayton Daily News. “The fallen officers and their families deserve better than this, and we need to remember them, especially this time of the year.”

But other Republicans, Frank LaRose, of Hudson, was initially a sponsor of SB296, has obtained its name from the invoice, to the wage and salary increases in a tweet as an “11th hour maneuver.”

On Friday, Kasich also vetoed a controversial bill that outlawed would abortion after a fetal heartbeat, effectively banning abortion after the first few weeks of a pregnancy, reported the hill. The bill is also known as the “heartbeat bill.”

But the Ohio Governor has signed legislation to ban the dilation and evacuation (or “D&E”) procedures that were used, and abortions for 95 percent of second trimester nationwide, the report said. The law prohibits effectively the most abortions as early as 12 weeks into a pregnancy, the report said. About 17 percent of the abortions performed in Ohio last year with this method.

Elizabeth Nash, a policy analyst for the Guttmacher Institute, a policy group that supports the right to abortion, said the heartbeat bill veto won-proof majorities for the first time in the Ohio house of representatives and the Senate as the last class of conservative legislators, the tracks on one of the last remaining wedge issues.

“Ohio” has added so many abortion restrictions that this will happen just about the only thing left. Ohio has the 20-week ban, waiting period, counseling, ultrasound, clinic regulations,” she said. “Ohio has every single abortion restriction on the books. This is what is left.”

Kasich added this week to Veto a bill calling for a “stand your ground” policy at shoots, but, he has a better gun bill would.

“If you think I a bill that will draw more power, the gun people, are you kidding me?” Kasich told reporters, according to the Enquirer. “This is a moral question of armed violence.”

The legislature could, according to the voice in any appeal against invoices when you return to Columbus on Thursday, the reports.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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