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May 2018

 


Beckerisms

Becker Wins!!! (My two favorite words.)
A successful political campaign is always much bigger than one person. Many people helped in multiple ways. Prayer, signs, phone calls, door-to-door, election day work, and/or financial donations are all part of it. Many thanks to all of you. Your help meant a lot to me.
We face our next opponent in November. Let's keep each other informed.

Chaos in Columbus
As many of you know, Speaker Rosenberger resigned amid an FBI investigation. While that is playing out, we have failed to elect a new Speaker to replace him. My original suggestion was simply for Speaker Pro Tempore, Kirk Schuring to either step up and become Speaker or simply assume the Speakership responsibilities as the Pro Tempore. After much hand wringing and debate, it appears that may happen. We are scheduled to meet June 6th to either elect a new Speaker or empower the Speaker Pro Tempore to assume those duties.

Ohio House of Representatives - My current active House bills:

HB 53 - Public Sector Right to Work - This bill was assigned to the House Finance Committee and has had no hearings.

HB 233 - Decriminalization Effort for Ending Notorious Deaths (DEFEND). It decriminalizes so-called "gun free zones" for Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders. This bill passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate. It is in the Government Oversight and Reform Committee and has had no hearings.

HB 333 - Eliminates the Ohio Marriage Penalty. It is in the Ways and Means Committee and is scheduled for another hearing next week.

HB 421 - Replica Title Bill. It is in the Transportation Committee and has had one hearing.
HJR 8: Private-sector Right-to-Work – No worker should be required to subsidize a union as a condition of employment. Furthermore, this amendment will tell the world that Ohio is "open for business." This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 7: Public-sector Right-to-Work – This legislation is about freedom of association. Like for the private sector, no worker should be required to subsidize a union as a condition of employment. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 9: Public-sector Prevailing Wage – Repeals the requirement for taxpayers to pay artificially inflated wages, rather than those that are market-based. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 12: Public-sector Paycheck Protection – This amendment prohibits state and local government employers from withholding union dues or fees from workers' wages. Additionally, unions will be prohibited from spending workers' money on political activities without workers' consent. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 10: Public-sector Project Labor Agreements – This legislation is the Michigan model approved by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. State and local government entities will be prohibited from minimizing competition for construction projects by requiring that only union or non-union labor can be considered. A level playing field will be required. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HJR 11: Public-sector Union Recertification – Requires annual reconsideration and recertification of workers' bargaining units. This amendment will open up competition for new bargaining units, will give workers a chance to have their voices heard, and will make union leadership accountable to their membership. This is in the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and has had no hearings.
HB 488 - Truth in advertising for property tax levies. It is in the Ways and Means Committee and has had one hearing.

Video Central
Kanye West: Racist (Wait...what?) (6 minutes)
James Madison: Federal "Infrastructure" Spending is Unconstitutional (2 minutes)

Event Calendar
June 1, 2018
"First Friday" Luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's.
Register here.

June 4, 2018
Union Township Republican Central Committee reorganization meeting at the Civic Center at 7 pm.

June 6, 2018.
Clermont County Republican Central Committee reorganization meeting at HQ at 7 pm.

June 20, 2018
Clermont County Republican Central Committee business meeting at 7 PM at HQ.

June 24, 2018
Mike DeWine Ice Cream Social in Cedarville.

Becker for State Representative - Vetted, Tested, and Proven!
"Becker has a legitimate claim as the state's most conservative legislator," according to The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer (September 2017).
"Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly's most conservative lawmaker," proclaimed the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).
"GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet," headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
"Becker...is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House," said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).
Ranked as a top tier "most archconservative" by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).

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State Government (37 seconds)

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