A Chief Executive Magazine survey of CEOs about the best states in which to do business has revealed that Ohio is the most improved state, with a jump of 13 spots from 35 in 2012 to 22 in 2013. In 2010, Ohio was ranked number 44 in terms of business climate.
As a person who has been involved in a family-run business for much of my life, I know how important it is for businesses to keep up with changing regulatory requirements. While I firmly believe that regulations should be limited and easy to understand, at the same time business must adapt in order to remain in compliance when things do change.
State Representative Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) attended Governor Kasich’s executive signing of Substitute House Bill 3. The legislation, which was jointly sponsored by Rep. Kunze and Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Twp.), gives the State of Ohio the authority to regulate health insurance navigators.
The Ohio House of Representatives today unanimously passed Senate Bill 33 to adopt the Adena pipe as Ohio’s official state artifact. The bill is headed to Governor Kasich’s desk, completing a multiple-year effort by students and teachers at the Columbus School for Girls that finally achieved success with support from State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and John Carney (D-Columbus).
State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Nicholas Celebrezze (D-Parma) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 77 by a vote of 94–2, which designates the month of October as “Manufacturing Month” in the state of Ohio.
Looking to make Ohio’s rule-making process easier to follow for both business owners and the public, State Representative Ross McGregor (R- Springfield) and State Senators Frank LaRose (R-Copley) and Bob Peterson (R- Sabina) today unveiled the new RuleWatch Ohio website. McGregor, LaRose and Peterson all serve as members of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), which is responsible for ensuring state agencies do not exceed their statutory authority through rules.
Whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage is the hot topic in developing state governments' next budget.
State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 95, which revises Ohio law to provide the issuance of a “certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth” for stillborn babies.
The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Concurrent Resolution 6, which urges Congress and President Barack Obama to repeal the new medical device tax that was included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
After a very time-consuming and deliberative process, the Ohio House of Representatives passed its version of the state operating budget. But our work continues. Not only must we have further conversations on certain topics as the Senate works on its version of the budget, but we will also likely need to work out the differences between the two bodies before Governor Kasich ultimately agrees to sign it at the end of June.