AG Yost Visits OMA Government Affairs Committee

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost addressed this week’s OMA Government Affairs Committee meeting — the committee’s fourth and final scheduled gathering of 2019. Among other issues, AG Yost briefed members on a recent settlement to avoid federal trial that involved major drug distributors, an opioid manufacturer, and two Ohio counties.

The meeting also featured a comprehensive review of this year’s state legislative activity affecting Ohio manufacturers, including revisions to the tax code, workforce development initiatives, and the nuclear energy bailout bill. OMA General Counsel Chris Slagle, partner at Bricker & Eckler LLP, discussed potential statewide ballot initiatives for 2020, pending employment law legislation, and possible tort reform. Finally, members were given a preview of the OMA’s “Truth About Dark Waters” campaign.

The OMA will soon be setting the 2020 meeting dates for all policy committees. Stay tuned. 11/13/2019