Dayton residents ask state leaders about gun laws, state budget during Town Hall

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – State officials touched on several issues important to citizens during an Ohio Promise Town Hall event in Dayton on Thursday.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Ohio House Leader Emilia Sykes were present for the Ohio Promise Town Hall at the Dayton Metro Library.

State Reps. Kristin Boggs, Richard Brown, Tavia Galonski, Stephanie Howse, Allison Russo, and Casey Weinstein were also in attendance.

Those in attendance asked about the state budget and how representatives were fighting to get money for local universities and governments.

However, there were debates about gun control questioning whether it pertains to a people problem or a gun problem.

Mayor Nan Whaley made her stance clear, touching on the importance of background checks.

Democrats are calling for bipartisan support surrounding gun laws, and so far, Rep. Mike Turner and the Governor have shown an interest in changing the status quo.

The event was free and open to the public.

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