Sherrod Brown

Karen Kasler

State lawmakers are back in action holding more hearings on gun regulation bills. And Gov. Mike DeWine is still pushing for his proposals. But Congress has yet to show an interest in moving gun issues on the federal level, with provisions getting blocked in the Senate. 

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Dan Konik

Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator, Sherrod Brown, is critical of President Trump’s tariffs. Brown has advocated for tariffs against China in the past and says he doesn’t have problems with the idea. But Brown does have a problem with the way these tariffs have been put into place.

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is touring the state pushing for a way to soften the blow for workers who lose their job to automation by adding requirements for companies. 

Peter Brown, Quinnipiac University Poll
Statehouse News Bureau

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of Ohioans support background checks for gun sales, favor legalized abortion and oppose one of the most recent state restrictions on it. 

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Statehouse News Bureau

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility that houses children over the weekend. Brown wanted to see the facilities holding children that some other lawmakers have described as cramped and smelly. Brown is telling reporters he blames top administration officials for wanting to keep him from seeing inhumane treatment there.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus announcing the Obama Administration’s new overtime salary threshold in May 2016.
Andy Chow

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is proposing a bill that would require overtime pay for any salaried worker making less than $51,064, a more than $15,000 increase to the Trump Administration's proposed threshold.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Andy Chow

A bill in the U.S. Senate is seeking to provide more financial help for children who become victims of the opioid crisis and the families who take those children in.

Andy Chow

As Congress looks over President Donald Trump’s budget, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is criticizing the administration for proposing a 90% cut to Great Lakes restoration funds. While Trump has backtracked on that proposal, Brown says that kind of cut indicates a bigger problem. 

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (in red) at a post-election event in November, also featuring ex-Ohio Republican Party chair Kevin DeWine, former Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, former Success Group president Dan McCarthy and Obama Ohio campaign mgr Aaron Pickrell.
Karen Kasler

One of the earliest supporters of a possible presidential campaign by Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator says she has mixed feelings that he won’t be running for the Oval Office next year.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
Dan Konik

Following an exploratory tour that took him to four early voting states, Ohio Sen. Sherrod announced today that he has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Brown, Ohio's senior U.S. Senator, said he made his decision a couple of days ago. 

Andy Chow

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is starting the final leg of his tour of the early presidential primary and caucus states. As he visits South Carolina, Brown says he’s learned a lot as he gets closer to making a decision on a possible presidential run. 

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to a crowd of supporters of the online charter school at a Statehouse rally in May 2017.
Karen Kasler

The state says the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow still owes tens of millions of dollars for students it didn’t have but was paid to educate. Last year, an audit of what was the state’s largest online charter school was turned over to the Franklin County Prosecutor and the federal government for possible criminal charges.

Left to Right - Republican Sen. Rob Portman, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown
Statehouse News Bureau

The 2017 Republican tax law changes are in full effect this year, and the average federal tax refund is down nearly 9 percent from a year ago. The law lowers federal withholding paychecks and increases the standard deduction for individuals, but it also takes away some deductions. And if taxpayers haven’t adjusted their withholding, they might find themselves with smaller refunds or even owing money this year. What do Ohio's senators think about this?  

Karen Kasler

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is heading to New Hampshire to kickoff the second leg of his tour of the early presidential primary states. Brown says he's nearing a decision about whether to make a run for the White House.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) kicked off his "Dignity of Work" tour of key presidential primary and caucus states Wednesday night in Brunswick, OH.
Nick Castele

Ohio’s senior US Senator has launched a tour of key presidential primary and caucus states, but says he hasn’t yet decided if he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in 2020.  But three campaign experts in Ohio have thoughts on Sherrod Brown’s “Dignity of Work” tour.

Andy Chow

Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators are speaking out against the federal government shutdown, but U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are taking different stances to bringing it back open. 

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Andy Chow

While not directly announcing a presidential run, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says he’ll tour the key 2020 primary states spreading the message of what he’s calling the “Dignity of Work.”

Karen Kasler

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is calling out President Donald Trump for his role in the federal government shut down saying it’s time for Trump to realize he made a promise on the border wall that he couldn’t keep. 

Andy Chow

The clock is ticking towards a federal government shutdown as Congress has yet to approve a spending bill. The main point of contention is the allotment of $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown speaks after his victory last month
Aleksei Pavloff

This campaign is part of a new effort to get the three term senator to consider taking on President Trump.

Karen Kasler

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is disappointed with the legislation he’s seeing pushed through the Ohio General Assembly, such as efforts going into the “Stand Your Ground Bill” and “Heartbeat Bill,” and he says these polarizing issues end up reflecting poorly on the state.

Andy Chow

Ohio’s top ranking Democrat, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, is proposing a measure in hopes of saving the Lordstown manufacturing plant from shutdown by General Motors, and he’s reaching out to someone who’s hardly an ally - President Donald Trump. 

Aleksei Pavloff

Ohio’s senior Senator is blasting General Motors for planning to close the Lordstown plant in March. He says Congress needs to change the tax code to prevent companies from benefitting from that action in the future.

Aleksei Pavloff

One of the three Democrats who won statewide in Ohio last week, U. S. Senator Sherrod Brown, says he’s thinking about his next step - maybe running for president.  

Ohio’s senior US Senator won a third term in what was virtually the only bright spot for the state’s Democrats in this midterm election. But the victory for Sherrod Brown over Congressman Jim Renacci was much narrower than many expected.

Karen Kasler

The major party candidates for governor are spending this last full day of campaigning pushing for votes in what is coming down to be a close race. Democrat Richard Cordray is uniting with another candidate who’s likely to do well in this midterm election, while Mike DeWine has been going to both ends of the Republican spectrum in Ohio.

Sherrod Brown vs. Jim Renacci: U.S. Senate Race Issues Guide

Nov 1, 2018
Dan Konik

In Ohio’s U.S. Senate race, incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has a double-digit lead in most polls over his Republican opponent, Congressman Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth). Brown is vying for his third term in office in a campaign that has been bitter and personal at times. And Renacci is still working to convince voters to consider his campaign. Both candidates were asked for their views on some of the most pressing issues facing the nation and Ohio.

Dan Konik

Ohio’s U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown are proposing a major policy shift for residential treatment facilities. Addiction recovery advocates say the change in Congress will help treatment centers open their doors to more people in need. 

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s Democratic US Senator is weighing in on a state scandal – the one involving the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who is up for re-election this fall, is calling for federal money that went to that now-closed online charter school to be clawed back.

Andy Chow

Ohio’s top Democratic elected official is fighting the state’s process when it comes to scratching voters off the rolls. The new bill is in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling approving Ohio’s voter roll cleanup process. 

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