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COLUMBUS— The Ohio House of Representatives today passed the $350 million Strategic Community Investment Fund, Substitute House Bill 2, announced State Reps. Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) and Jim Thomas (R-Jackson Twp.).

 
 
Legislators from Ohio, Pennsylvania Discuss Energy Reliability, Sustainability, and Affordability

COLUMBUS –Members of the Ohio General Assembly and Pennsylvania Senate met in Columbus yesterday for a joint committee hearing to discuss energy reliability, sustainability, and affordability, announced House Public Utilities Chairman Dick Stein (R-Norwalk).

 
 
Legislators from Ohio, Pennsylvania Discuss Energy Reliability, Sustainability, and Affordability

COLUMBUS –Members of the Ohio General Assembly and Pennsylvania Senate met in Columbus yesterday for a joint committee hearing to discuss energy reliability, sustainability, and affordability, announced House Public Utilities Chairman Dick Stein (R-Norwalk).

 
 

COLUMBUS –MetalX, LLC, was recently awarded tax credit funding that will result in local economic development and job creation in Defiance, announced State Representative Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland).

 
 
Pizzulli Highlights Controlling Board Funding to Impact Scioto County

COLUMBUS –The Ohio Controlling Board yesterday approved the release of over $9.7 million funding to be used towards construction costs at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility located in Scioto County, announced State Rep. Justin Pizzulli (R-Scioto County).

 
 
Stewart Holds Press Conference to Introduce Legislation Providing Alternate Means for Capital Punishment

COLUMBUS –State Representatives Brian Stewart (R-Ashville) and Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) today held a press conference regarding recently introduced legislation to authorize the State of Ohio to use nitrogen hypoxia in addition to lethal injection whenever the latter is not available to carry out a capital sentence.

 
 
Oelslager Highlights Welcome Home Ohio Program

COLUMBUS—Details for the newly created Welcome Home Ohio program were recently released to the public, announced State Rep. Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton).  

 
 

COLUMBUS – State Representative Riordan McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) acknowledged and applauded the Senate in joining the House in overriding Governor DeWine’s veto of House Bill 68 on Wednesday afternoon.

 
 
Powell's Save Women's Sports Act Becomes Law

COLUMBUS – The Save Women’s Sports Act and the Ohio SAFE Act became law, Wednesday, as the Ohio Senate voted to protect Ohio females and children by overriding Governor DeWine’s veto of H.B. 68.

The Save Women’s Sports Act prohibits males from competing in female-only sports and the Ohio SAFE Act protects minors from experimental, sterilizing, and irreversible procedures. The veto override passed with overwhelming support (24 - 8).

“I am truly grateful that after five years of uphill battles, Ohio females’ rights to safety, fairness, a future in female sports, and female scholar-athlete opportunities are finally protected in Ohio law,” said Powell. “Today, my colleagues in the Senate listened to the people that they represent, and acted in their best interests, despite pressure from the Governor.”

Rep. Powell first introduced the Save Women’s Sports Act in 2019 and she has co-sponsored the SAFE Act’s policy since it was first introduced in 2020.

 
 
Mathews, Lampton, Lang, and Huffman Introduce  Legislation to Eliminate the State Income Tax

COLUMBUS, OH – State Representatives Adam Mathews (R-Lebanon) and Brian Lampton (R-Beavercreek) were joined by State Senators George Lang (R-West Chester) and Stephen A. Huffman (R-Tipp City) to introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the state income tax as well as the commercial activities tax (CAT). 

“Ohio is ready to reclaim our role as the economic engine of the Midwest,” said Mathews. “This step ensures Ohio is a destination for businesses to grow and attract people who want to work and live here, raise a family, and truly thrive.”