OMA Government Affairs Committee Examines Key Issues, Previews 2020 Election

The OMA Government Affairs Committee (GAC) met virtually this week for its quarterly meeting. Members were briefed on the latest Statehouse activity in the areas of energy, environment, human resources, safety and workers’ compensation, and taxes. Key topics included Ohio’s nuclear bailout law, COVID-19 liability legislation, and proposals to expand workers’ compensation coverage (including for COVID-19 and PTSD).

In addition to a review of key races for the General Assembly, members received election insights from three guest speakers: District 2 Rep. Mark Romanchuk (R-Mansfield), who is running for the Ohio Senate; Kevin DeWine, former Ohio Republican Party chair; and Kyle Kondik, managing editor of the nationally renowned Sabato’s Crystal Ball, published by the University of Virgina Center for Politics.

Caroline Ramsey, manager for communications and government relations at Honda of America Mfg., was honored for her longtime involvement with the OMA. Ramsey, a former GAC chair, will retire from Honda this fall. The GAC will meet again Nov. 11. 8/26/2020