COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 625, legislation that clarifies state law for businesses in regards to their use of packaging containers such as bags, bottles and other food service items.
In the wake of school shootings around the country, I’ve found myself thinking about added concerns when sending children off to class. Fearing for a student’s bodily safety should not be a worry for parents and guardians who deal with innumerous stresses associated with raising a child. In an effort to help provide some relief for these concerns, the Ohio House has worked on several initiatives to secure educational environments for students and teachers alike, including House Bill 318, which passed with strong bipartisan support.
We have the opportunity to give our opinion and provide a personal say in the future of our state and our country through voting. It is each citizen’s chance to give tangible support for the candidates that best represent his or her views. This right, the right to vote, is one of the most powerful freedoms we hold as Americans.
The summer of 2018 brought with it another massive boost to Ohio’s economy, coming once again from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. For the fourth time since 2013, the agency is again sending a 9-figure rebate to Ohio’s private and public employers, thanks to wise investments, smart business decisions and falling claims numbers. This year’s rebate is $1.5 billion and the BWC’s largest in 20 years.
State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) today announced that the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is terminating contracts with all pharmacy middlemen. This announcement comes after Auditor Yost presented a draft of his report on pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to ODM. The contracts will be re-established with a more transparent pricing model, called “pass-through,” that will take effect January 1st, 2019.
State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) today announced that a sales tax holiday will be held this weekend, an opportunity for parents to receive some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year which will also stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers. This year’s sales tax holiday was established by the state operating budget, House Bill 49.
State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) today applauded the Ohio House’s concurrence on Senate changes to House Bill 123, legislation sponsored by Reps. Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) and Michael Ashford (D-Toledo). The bipartisan bill will reform the state’s payday lending industry and is aimed at lowering interest rates on loans and helping borrowers avoid endless debt cycles.
It’s that time of the year again—the Warren County Fair begins soon! The fair is one of my favorite events in southwestern Ohio, especially when I try to be as involved as possible in our local FFA organization. The FFA is a wonderful program that teaches our children leadership and citizenship skills, and the Warren County Fair highlights all the hard work they put in each year.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) today applauded the passage of bipartisan legislation he joint sponsored with Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton). House Bill 479 would expand access to affordable prescription drugs by increasing price transparency and ensuring a fair payment process for pharmacies and patients.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) today announced that the Ohio House has passed House Bill 231, legislation sponsored by Reps. Tim Ginter (R-Salem) and Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) that would enact a pilot program in pharmacies for tamper-resistant containers.