COLUMBUS—State Representative Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) today applauded Governor John Kasich’s announcement regarding a plan to give $1 billion back to employers to enrich the economy while ensuring that Ohio’s workforce is safe, healthy and productive.

The proposal, known as “Another Billion Back,” which builds from last year’s “Billion Back” plan, provides a one-time rebate of $1 billion for private employers and public-taxing districts. The proposal would also increase BWC’s commitment to safety by up to $35 million over the next two years and would create several new initiatives to improve the safety, health and wellness of Ohio’s workforce.

“This is a great idea. Almost every bureaucracy in Columbus would love to get their hands on this money,” Rep. Young said. “However the governor’s decision to return it to the job creators of Ohio is creative and, I believe, the most efficient way to spend these monies. The governor has made the right choice, and I fully support this measure.”

If approved by the BWC Board of Directors during their August meeting, employers could see rebate checks, which equal 60 percent of their annual premium, as early as October.

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