Even though the Ohio State-Michigan game is more than a week away, Sen. Sherrod Brown has made a friendly wager on the outcome with Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., the Democratic candidate for the Senate next year in Michigan. At stake is a six-pack of Ohio-brewed Great Lakes Christmas ale or a six-pack of Michigan-brewed beer.
“Ohio State vs. Michigan is the nation’s greatest football rivalry,” Brown said. “That is why I’m glad to join Rep. Peters in a friendly bet with regional pride and great local beer on the line. I look forward to cheering on the Buckeyes as they continue their march towards a Big Ten title and a national championship. Win or lose, my wife Connie and I look forward to enjoying our Great Lakes Christmas Ale.”
As lawmakers in Washington negotiate a new Farm Bill, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio called for a bill that provides a safety net for both farmers and people in need.
During a recent media conference call the Ohio Democrat and two guests — Jack Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau, and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks — urged Congress pass a Farm Bill to protect farmers and help those in need.
Data provided by Brown’s office showed that Portage County has invested $574,982 in rural development.
A Norwalk furniture executive says he supports a new bill to simplify tax rules for workers who are in another state for a short amount of time.
The measure by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown would provide common rules for all 50 states.
“We want our employees to spend their time in valueadded activities. We would rather our accounting team work on helping to grow our business than to track all the different state reporting requirements,” said Mike Kenney, president and CEO of Norwalk Furniture.
Brown, D-Ohio, and John Thune, R-S.D., introduced the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act.
The unemployment rate among recent Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is nearly double Ohio’s overall employment rate.
Brown and Warren are helping bring bank reform back to life.