The bill also creates a nine-member pay advisory committee to annually review public official pay issues.
In the lame-duck session, legislators attached the pay hike provisions to a bill that would have provided health benefits for the families of fallen first responders.
State Sen. Jay Hottinger, R-Newark, the bill sponsor, said Kasich is taking out his frustration with the General Assembly, which failed to enact some of the governor’s priorities, such as gun control.
After getting notice from Kasich’s office, Hottinger said in a tweet: “Too bad he couldn’t support electeds who worked during his 4 years MIA.”
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The House and Senate are scheduled to meet next week, when they could consider overriding Kasich’s veto.
An override requires 20 votes in the Senate and 60 in the House. The bill passed both chambers with more than those thresholds.
“It’s unfortunate that he couldn’t allow this bill to become law and we’re going to work hard to get it overridden,” said Jay McDonald, past president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police. “The fallen officers and their families deserve better than this and we need to remember them, especially this time of year.”