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Rep. Sears Announces Study Committee in Toledo

Local residents encouraged to offer testimony regarding Ohio's Unemployment Compensation Debt
October 10, 2014
Republican Newsroom

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State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) announced that the House Unemployment Debt Study Committee will be holding a hearing, including public testimony, in Toledo to discuss the Unemployment Compensation Debt and its impact on Ohio citizens and the business community.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Lucas County Ohio Means Job Facility, located at 1301 Monroe Street Toledo, OH 43604. It is open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m.

“I look forward to holding the Unemployment Compensation Debt Study Committee in the City of Toledo,” said Rep. Sears, who chairs the committee. “Ensuring that we receive questions, concerns and feedback from individuals who hail from various parts of the state, and who are directly affected by this issue, is vital to finding a solution and making Ohio more fiscally accountable.”

This committee serves as one of two bipartisan summer committees, traveling around the state this summer, to hold hearings discussing state policies and initiatives with citizens and experts.  The information collected will assist in formulating a final report and possible legislative recommendations.

Those interested in testifying can contact the committee chair’s office by emailing  Witness testimony is due by today, Friday, October 10 at 5 p.m.