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By Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina)
March 26, 2013

When I think back to where Ohio was when I became the Speaker of the House in January 2011, it is hard for me to believe all the legislation we have enacted and how much progress Ohio has made. Even though our state seems to be headed in the right direction, step-by-step we are continuing to take the path we need to be on, and we will continue to do so in the future.

 
 
Budget bill will create jobs, fix Ohio's roads, stimulate the state's economy
March 21, 2013
Ohio House Approves Conference Report on Transportation Budget

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Substitute House Bill 51, the state transportation budget that allocates vital funding to improve Ohio’s infrastructure and economy. The transportation budget provides more than $2.5 billion annually for upgrading Ohio’s road infrastructure and issues bonds that will generate an additional $1.5 billion in funding for road projects over the next six years.

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives today voted to pass Senate Bill 28, which incorporates into Ohio tax law recent changes to federal tax law that took effect since December 20, 2012.

 
 
S.C.R. 2 encourages job creation, industry growth
March 20, 2013

The Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, which designates March 2013 as Reshoring Month in Ohio.

 
 
Rep. Adams Applauds Passage of Keystone Pipeline Resolution

State Representative John Adams (R-Sidney) applauded the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 9 through the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill urges the United States Department of State to approve the permit application necessary to allow construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline that runs between the U.S and Canada.

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 10, legislation that clarifies laws pertaining to the state’s elections and polling places. Following the passage of the bill, Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released this statement.

 
 

Following the passage of Amended Senate Bill 47 from the Ohio House of Representatives, House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released this statement.

 
 
Legislation to Rebrand Ohio's Workforce Development Centers Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 1, which strives to streamline Ohio’s workforce development efforts and make it easier for Ohioans to utilize the resources that are available to them.

 
 
Ohio House Passes Legislation to Help the Unemployed Get Back to Work

State Representatives Tim Derickson (R-Hanover Twp.) and Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 2, which requires all applicants for unemployment insurance to register with OhioMeansJobs.com prior to applying for benefits.

 
 
By Rep. Andy Thompson (R-Marietta)
March 18, 2013

The first bill to pass out of the Ohio House of Representatives during the previous General Assembly in January 2011 established JobsOhio. Since that time, Ohioans have created more than 120,000 jobs, moving the state from 48th in the nation in job creation to number four.