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COLUMBUS – The House Transportation Committee passed legislation sponsored by State Reps. Beth Lear (R-Galena) and Ron Ferguson (R-Wintersville) creating the Representative Kris Jordan Memorial Highway. Rep. Jordan died earlier this year while serving in the Ohio House. 

 
 
Pavliga Pushes Innovative Solution to Improve Workforce, Mental Health Crisis

State Rep. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) is taking a groundbreaking step toward addressing the mental health crisis in Ohio. The representative has introduced legislation that offers an innovative solution to the shortage of mental health professionals in the state. Pavliga spoke to the bill during its first committee hearing this week.

 
 
LaRe, Swearingen Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Curfews  Imposed by Municipalities

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Twp.) and D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron) today introduced legislation that will prohibit municipalities from implementing curfews with certain exceptions. 

 
 
LaRe, Swearingen Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Curfews Imposed by Municipalities

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Twp.) and D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron) today introduced legislation that will prohibit municipalities from implementing curfews with certain exceptions. 

 
 

State Rep. Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today announced that six local public water systems will receive grants to help pay for equipment needed to maintain and improve drinking water infrastructure. 

 
 
Click Announces Charter Membership of Ohio Legislative Prayer Caucus

State Representative Gary Click (R-Vickery) announces that he is a charter member of the newly formed Ohio Legislative Prayer Caucus (OLPC) of the 135 General Assembly. The OLPC is co-chaired by Click in the House and State Senator Michele Reynolds (R-Canal Winchester) in the Senate.

 
 

COLUMBUS –The National Federation of Independent Business awarded State Rep. Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) the prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding work on small business issues in the legislature. 

 
 

COLUMBUS – The House Pensions Committee passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Adam Bird (R-New Richmond) establishing a School Employee Retirement System (SERS) contribution-based benefit cap. 

 
 
Lorenz Sworn in to Fill 60th House District Seat

Delaware County Republican Brian Lorenz (R-Powell) has been appointed to fill the unexpired term for the 60th House District seat after the untimely passing of State Representative Kris Jordan.

 
 
The funding is from legislation funding local arts organizations in Kent and Aurora
May 12, 2023
Pavliga Supports Local Arts Funding Coming to Portage County

State Rep. Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) announces local funding for organizations in Kent and Aurora for the arts. The funds are through the Ohio Arts Economic Relief Grant Program.