The Ohio Senate Democrats have released a list of their priorities for the upcoming session:
Job Creation & Community Development
Accelerate Ohio's economy for growth by expanding small business opportunities, revitalizing communities, cleaning up blighted properties and creating pathways to employment.
Family Health & Wellness
Expand school nutrition programs, establish commission focused on building strong families and offer veterans college credit for skills acquired in military service.
Create employment opportunities for graduates of oil and gas training programs and protect Ohioans by requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in fracking.
Reform Ohio's unconstitutional school funding system by reducing the reliance on local property taxes through legislation and constitutional amendment.
Promote safety in our schools and communities by placing limitations on assault weapons.
Improve Ohio's election laws to increase fairness and access to the polls for all Ohioans.
Particularly noteworthy is the addition is a plan to introduce stronger public safety bills, in the wake of Newtown.