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Reps. Baker and Stebelton Applaud Passage of Workforce Development Component of MBR

April 9, 2014
Republican Newsroom

State Representatives Nan Baker (R-Westlake) and Gerald Stebelton (R-Lancaster) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 486, legislation that makes changes to the coordination of workforce development and economic development programs.

Specifically, House Bill 486 focuses on a number of issues including the evaluation of workforce programs by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation; compliance incentive programs; innovation financial assistance or research and development financial assistance; and synchronization of economic development report due dates.

“There is no greater opportunity than the opportunity for employment,” said Rep. Baker. “A job provides the ability to support yourself, your family and contribute to your community.  House Bill 486 continues to focus on the importance of workforce training.  As I continue to say, ‘It’s all about the jobs!’”

House Bill 486 is a component of the Mid-Biennium Review, a package of bills that addresses recommendations from the Kasich Administration and cabinet directors on how to better administer and improve the programs they oversee.

House Bill 486 passed with unanimous support and will now undergo consideration in the Ohio Senate.