Over the past several years, the state of Ohio has been at war, battling against the scourge that is drug abuse and addiction. We’re all aware—heroin, opioids, and other illegal drugs have a detrimental impact on our families and communities. In some way, we are all connected to someone who has been personally affected by this issue. At the state level, we have a moral obligation to enact policies that promote the public health of our state, an objective the Ohio House has been striving towards.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation he jointly sponsored that provides intimate partner violence victims with further protections under Ohio law.
COLUMBUS—Today the Ohio House voted unanimously to give state agencies, local governments and other government entities an alternative to sending documents via certified mail, a practice that costs these organizations significantly more money than utilizing traditional mail.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) introduced House Bill 101, known as the “Epinephrine Accessibility Act,” which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible. National media has reported on the sky-rocketing cost for EpiPens, produced by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which is reported to control about 90 percent of the epinephrine auto-injector market. The price for EpiPens has increased about 500 percent in recent years, standing at a $600 retail price.
COLUMBUS—Today, State Representative Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) presented a resolution honoring Sam Meece on winning the 2016 Division II State Championship in the discus.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Wes Goodman (R-Cardington) this week presented a resolution honoring Chad Johnson as the 2016 Division III State Boys Cross Country champion.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Stephen Hambley (R-Brunswick) announced the House’s passage of legislation he sponsored that would designate a portion of State Route 261 in Medina and Summit Counties as the Sergeant James F. Allen III Memorial Highway.
COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today welcomed Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly Robin Vos to the Ohio Statehouse to discuss goals and themes for the 132nd General Assembly including joint legislative efforts between the Ohio House and Wisconsin State Assembly.
COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today approved a joint resolution to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Sandusky.
As I dive into my fourth and final term as your state representative, I am once again reminded of the importance and role of leadership. This comes to the forefront of my mind as we celebrate Presidents’ Day, which this year falls on Monday, February 20. Pausing to consider the service and achievements of all the chief executives of the United States aids in fostering a greater appreciation for our country.