Lisa Sobecki

Ohio’s minimum wage to rise by 10 cents per hour in 2021

BY: - December 25, 2020

The Ohio minimum wage will rise by 10 cents to $8.80 per hour in 2021. That will be the wage for non-tipped employees. Tipped workers will earn $4.35 per hour plus tips in 2021. Ohio workers under the age of 16 will make the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. Ohio’s minimum wage […]

FirstEnergy money flowed to Ohio politicians who supported Householder-backed HB6 

BY: - July 21, 2020

FirstEnergy Solutions said it needed a government bailout to continue operating. It still had hundreds of thousands of dollars available to donate to Ohio politicians. The Akron-based energy company spent years working toward what would become House Bill 6 — passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature and signed by Gov. Mike DeWine in the summer […]

Dem bill would protect unemployment benefits for at-risk workers

BY: - May 27, 2020

Two Democratic lawmakers say Ohioans should not have to choose between their lives and their livelihoods. To that end, they have introduced a bill seeking to protect cautious workers from losing their unemployment benefits as more and more Ohio businesses begin to reopen.  State Reps. David Leland, D-Columbus, and Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, are the leading […]

Ohio state representative proposes remote meetings for public bodies

BY: - March 17, 2020

As closures and restrictions tighten across the state, one legislator wants the state to allow remote meetings for public bodies. State Rep. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, filed House Bill 557 in response to other measures put in place in response to COVID-19. The bill’s language would only apply when a state of emergency is declared by […]

Dem legislators criticize State Report Card Study Committee final report

BY: - December 18, 2019

Three Ohio legislators say more needs to be done to address assessment of the state educational system, including an overhaul of school and district report cards. State Rep. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, state Sen. Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo, and state Rep. Phil Robinson, D-Solon, all spoke out against the speed and result of a task force that […]