Ohio’s Approved Transportation Budget Discussed on America’s Work Force

On April 15, Representative Tom Patton (D-OH) spoke with America’s Work Force on Ohio’s newly approved transportation budget.

State Representative Tom PattonPatton first talked about the gas tax increase of 10.5 cents per gallon of gas that will be enforced starting in July. He said that the money from the gas taxes will go to helping repair bridges in Ohio that are in desperate need of maintenance. Patton then went on to talk about the red light camera bill, which he is not in favor of. He said the bill will allow cameras to be set up on traffic poles, take videos of people breaking traffic laws, and send them a ticket within 30 days of the traffic violation. Patton does not like the idea because he said that people likely won’t learn anything anything from it and that it does not teach the same type of lesson that having an actual police officer pull someone over and ticket them would.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEWMike Muzik, executive board with IBEW Local 38 Cleveland also spoke to AWF on April 15. Muzik talked about electrical workers in Cleveland and jobs they have been working on. He also talked about apprenticeships and how it is a viable option for a career. Apprentices earn a livable wage and receive benefits while learning their trade on the jobsite, gathering no student debt, unlike college.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Bernie Sanders speaking at the General Motors, Lordstown, Ohio plant.



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