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COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today promoted major workforce development provisions that were contained in Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The budget contains workforce development provisions that will enhance Ohio’s continued economic growth and combat our currently unfolding workforce supply crisis. This crisis is primarily due to baby boomers retiring, technological changes affecting the labor force, and an education system unable to prepare students for anything other than a four-year university. 

 
 
Speaker Rosenberger, OSU Unveil Leadership Institute

COLUMBUS—Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and representatives from The Ohio State University unveiled details of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute (SOLI), which received funding in the recently passed state biennial budget.

 
 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released a statement on the signing of the state operating budget and Governor Kasich’s vetoes:

 
 

More times than not, some of the best ideas for legislation come directly from you and other hardworking Ohioans—whether they come as a solution to a specific issue a family or community is having, or to close loopholes in the law that are discovered through unfortunate circumstances. I think most people in central Ohio are aware of a recent situation that became the inspiration for House Bill 63, also known as Judy’s Law.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) today issued the following statement regarding Premier Health Plan’s decision to leave the insurance exchange:

 
 
Rep. Scherer Introduces Legislation Strengthening Driving Education for Ohio Teenagers

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today held a press conference to discuss newly introduced legislation that would modernize Ohio’s young driver licensing system. Rep. Scherer was joined by his joint-sponsor, Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Toledo) and representatives from Ohio AAA and the Ohio PTA.

 
 
State Representative Romanchuk Honors Little Buckeye Children's Museum During Ohio House Session

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Mansfield) presented a resolution on behalf of the Ohio House to the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, recognizing them for being named the “Institution of the Year” by the Ohio Museum Association.

 
 
Rep. Carfagna Introduces Legislation Aimed at Expanding Broadband Internet Access to Unserved Areas

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) has introduced legislation that would effectively combine efforts by government and private enterprise with the goal of expanding broadband connectivity to unserved households across Ohio.

 
 
Bill Permitting Enhanced IDs Better Facilitates Travel

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today voted to authorize the issuance of an enhanced driver’s license, enhanced commercial driver’s license (CDL), and enhanced identification (ID) card to facilitate border crossings between the United States and Canada and Mexico. To be enacted, the bill requires the Director of Public Safety to obtain approval from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or other designated federal agency.

 
 

Now that school is out for the summer, children can look forward to more fun and free time outdoors. It is easy to think of the summer months as a carefree and simple time for all, but that is just not the case for some families in our state. Food insecurity is a sad reality and serious problem for many children.