Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today called upon President Obama to lead the charge in finding an appropriate replacement for Susan Hedman as the EPA Region 5 Administrator. Hedman announced her resignation amidst the Flint water crisis, effective February 1.
Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) introduced legislation this week to establish the “Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day” in honor of Mrs. Annie Glenn and to recognize all Ohioans who have struggled with a communication disorder. The legislation designates February 17, Annie Glenn’s birthday, as the official day of recognition.
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the approval of a Minority Business Direct Loan for $195,000 to American Flooring Installers LLC of Toledo to aid in the purchase of a new office and warehouse facility.
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of $570,000 in state funding will be awarded to the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) to aid in the advancement of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership services project.
State Reps. Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) provided sponsor testimony this week before the House Commerce and Labor Committee for House Bill 371 (HB 371), legislation to require freight train operating crews to consist of at least two people.
State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) joined fellow legislators in Northwestern Ohio today for an agricultural education event sponsored by the Wood County Soil and Water Conservation District. The event focused on educating the legislators on agricultural management practices, and in particular, ways to reduce excessive phosphorous runoff that can harm water quality.
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon)recently joined other regional leaders in Great Lakes policy to explore how states and provinces can protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world. At this year’s Great Lakes Legislative Caucus annual meeting, held Sept. 25-26 in Buffalo, participating legislators passed five policy resolutions and took part in sessions on how to stop the spread of Asian carp, mitigate the potential hazards of crude oil transport, and prevent toxic algal blooms by controlling nutrient runoff into the lakes and their tributaries.
“I’m encouraged by solidarity shown in the Great Lakes region for protecting one of the world’s most important assets. This conference gives us a platform to find the best ways to preserve our water; now we are all tasked with implementing these ideas in our own legislative bodies,” said Sheehy.
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced Ohio’s first-ever sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 7-9. The tax-free holiday runs Friday through Sunday and covers many back-to-school items, including clothing, school supplies and instructional materials. Not only will the temporary holiday help offset Ohio’s 4.5 percent sales tax increase enacted by the 2013 state budget, but for three days shoppers will pay no sales tax on itemized purchases as they prepare their children for the coming of the new school year.
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today urged Lucas County residents who have not voted in four years to check their registration status ahead of a county-wide purge of the voter-rolls.
Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today issued the following statement on changes that affect water quality in House Bill 64, the state’s two-year operating budget bill:
“I’m concerned that language in the budget that was approved will circumvent recently-passed Senate Bill 1 and the progress we made for healthier, safer and more reliable water sources in our state. Unfortunately, this budget contains provisions that water down our progress on water quality. We must remain vigilant that the progress made is not eroded and that our drinking water is safe for millions of Ohioans.”