State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced she has been named to the Ohio House of Representative’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a new bipartisan working group that will evaluate policy issues related to Alzheimer’s and similar illnesses affecting Ohio senior citizens. 


The task force, which will meet twice a month from August through October of this year, is expected to submit legislative recommendations to the Ohio House for further consideration when the chamber reconvenes this fall. 


“I look forward to working with my colleagues on both side of the aisle to find creative policy solutions to the many struggles facing families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia,” said Kelly. “Cincinnati is taking big steps forward to make our city safer, healthier and more affordable for senior citizens and I value the opportunity to provide partnership at the state level.” 


In January, Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld announced the Golden Cincinnati Initiative to institute “senior-friendly” policies locally. 


Kelly also serves on the House Aging and Long Term Care Committee, which studies healthcare, pensions and other policy issues affecting older Ohioans. 

 
 
 
  
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State Lawmakers, Policy Experts Urge Action On Overtime Pay, Call Out GOP Obstruction

 

State Representatives Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Kent Smith (D- Euclid) today announced legislation to strengthen Ohio’s outdated overtime pay rules. Policy Matters Ohio’s Hannah Halbert, who urged action on the nation’s outdated overtime pay rules, joined them. The event also highlighted how the Trump administration—as well as special interests and Republican officials, including Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine—are obstructing a rule that would ensure that workers are paid fairly for the hours they work.