We often hear in politics, particularly at the national level, about Republicans and Democrats not working together to address important issues. People don’t usually get to hear about the times when the two sides do come together and pass needed reforms. However, the Ohio House recently passed a series of reforms to the state’s public pension systems that had the cooperation of both sides.
From the beginning, this has been an open process with all sides having ample opportunities to offer their opinions and concerns. As a result, all five bills received overwhelming bipartisan support—all but one passed unanimously.