|Ohio lawmakers meet in push toward more civility|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Wednesday, 18 September 2013 06:33|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About a dozen state lawmakers from both major parties have met behind closed doors at the Ohio Statehouse in an effort to foster more civility in the sometimes abrasive business of legislating.
Republican Sen. Frank LaRose of Copley Township called the Tuesday meeting, attended by six Republicans and five Democrats. LaRose tells The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/18xbSKm ) it helps get lawmakers talking about how to improve discourse at the Legislature.
LaRose says the group agreed to meet several times a year and arrange for lawmakers from different parties to meet with each other's constituents to better understand other perspectives. For example, a lawmaker from a rural district might visit an urban district.
LaRose says lawmakers should realize they can aggressively disagree without being mean-spirited or unfair in characterizing others' views.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com
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