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Ohio House Stiffens Penalties for Assault or Murder of First Responders, Military Members

State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation that would increase penalties against an offender who feloniously assaults or murders a first responder or member of the military with targeted intent.

 
 
House Bill 101 allows low-cost alternatives to costly EpiPen
May 10, 2017
Ohio House Passes the "Epinephrine Accessibility Act"

The Ohio House today passed House Bill 101, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible for Ohioans who rely on the medication to treat a life-threatening allergic reaction.

 
 

It is no secret that continually advancing technology is changing the way we live our everyday lives. As a state representative, I think it is important that government seek ways to use technology and other resources to help make the lives of Ohioans easier.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) applauded Springmill STEM Elementary School for its recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) designation, effective next school year. Springmill is part of the Mansfield City School District and the first in Richland County to receive this designation.

 
 
Fiscally sound budget bill prioritizes drug epidemic, schools
May 2, 2017
Ohio House Passes Balanced Budget Plan

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The bill addresses some of Ohio’s most pressing issues, including more than $170 million in funding towards combating Ohio’s opioid epidemic and providing additional resources to schools.

 
 
Rep. Anielski Applauds Passage of Bill to Raise Awareness for Teen Dating Violence

State Representative and Chair of the House State and Local Government Committee Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today announced that the Ohio House passed House Bill 94, legislation that would make February “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.” 

 
 
House budget plan includes changes to CAUV formula calculation
April 26, 2017

COLUMBUS—State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) announced that the Ohio House plans to update the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) formula used to calculate the property taxes of farmland in Ohio.

 
 
Proposal prioritizes opioid epidemic, school funding
April 25, 2017
House Leaders Discuss Budget Sub. Bill

COLUMBUS—Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) discussed details of House Bill 49, the state operating budget. Following the recent announcement by state leaders that spending will be restrained due to lower than expected revenue estimates, the bill promotes a fiscally sound plan by staying under the rate of inflation over the biennium and responsibly allocating funds towards areas that are most in need, such as battling the drug epidemic and funding schools. 

 
 
Rep. Pelanda's Bill to Eliminate Unnecessary Elections Passes Ohio House

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 18, legislation sponsored by Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) that would save taxpayer dollars by eliminating unnecessary elections.

 
 
Credit Aims to Create 200 New Jobs and Retain 463 Others
April 24, 2017

COLUMBUS—State Representative Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today announced that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) has approved a Job Creation Tax Credit for an expansion project by Camaco Manufacturing in Lorain County. Through the tax credit, the company will expand its operations by over 200 jobs and will solidify $18.7 million in existing payroll (approximately 450 existing jobs) that the company currently employs.