Ohio House Community and Family Advancement Committee Holds Summer Hearing in Cincinnati
The Ohio House Community and Family Advancement Committee held a hearing at the CityLink Center in Cincinnati yesterday, primarily focusing on finding policies that lead to good-paying jobs for Ohio residents living in poverty.
"The hearing enabled legislators from around the state to better understand the challenges and opportunities available for Greater Cincinnati residents and employers in southwest Ohio,” said Chairman Tim Derickson (R-Oxford). "I am proud of the numerous agencies helping individuals make life changing decisions to improve their lives and their families."
Among the organizations that testified before the bipartisan panel were Cincinnati Works, the Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center, Ohio Means Jobs, Cincinnati State University, City Gospel Mission, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Oyler School.
“I am honored to be a part of the Community and Family Advancement Summer Committee that is looking at the role that poverty has on our community,” said Rep. Bill Blessing (R-Colerain Twp.) “By looking at ways to develop our workforce, we are able to find ways to combat poverty and make lives better. This will impact not only our local communities, but all communities across Ohio.”
Following the summer hearings, the committee will issue a report of its findings, testimony and recommendations that will be available to the public and will guide future legislative action in these areas.
This was the second of three summer hearings the committee will hold throughout the state. It will conclude its summer hearing schedule September 15th in East Liverpool.