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Rep. Keller Testifies on Legislation Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) testified before the House Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee on House Concurrent Resolution 26, a measure she is sponsoring that names Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.

Bill creates income tax credits for volunteer emergency personnel
May 16, 2018
Reps. Rezabek, Keller Provide Support for Tax Credit Legislation

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton) and Candice Keller (R-Middletown) provided sponsor testimony in the House Ways and Means Committee for House Bill 575, legislation they jointly sponsored. House Bill 575 seeks to provide financial relief for volunteer firefighters and certain volunteer emergency personnel, and to incentivize Ohioans to continue to offer volunteer services to their communities.

Rep. Anielski Honors Local Hero at Veterans Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

COLUMBUS – State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was among the crowd of dozens of people who witnessed the enshrinement of the 2017 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame inductees. Among the class of 2017, is Gulf War veteran, Holly Koester. Captain Koester, a retiree from the United States Army, has dedicated her life to pushing the boundaries of service and sport for disabled veterans.

Representative Hughes Introduces Bill Reforming Death Benefits for Families of Deceased Officers

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) has introduced legislation that provides long-overdue structure reform for the compensating and providing of financial security to Ohioans who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty. The bill changes certain details regarding death benefits for families of deceased Ohio public safety officers. While under current law death benefits are only distributed until the first eligible date of retirement (which is at 25 years of service or 48 years of age), under Rep. Hughes’ bill death benefits will be provided through to a full retirement (which is at 33 years of service or 70 years of age).

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Multi-Jurisdictional Seneca County Drug Court

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that the governor has signed into law House Bill 354, a bill that Reineke sponsored to enhance efficiency in the way Seneca County courts address low-level drug offenses.

State Allocates Funds to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Franklin County Gets Boost for Local Projects in Capital Budget
May 2, 2018
Guest Column from State Rep. Laura Lanese

If we want our state to develop and prosper—a goal I think all Ohioans can agree upon—we must invest in the fundamentals to provide a strong foundation upon which to grow. That’s why the legislature passes a state capital budget every other year, a bill that provides funding for roads, bridges, schools, parks, and other necessary public services.

State Rep. Anielski Hosts Resource Fair for Local Military Personnel

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS—State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) hosted a Military Resource Fair at the Broadview Heights Community Center for the benefit of local veterans. The fair consisted of nearly fifty sponsor, vendors and representatives of organizations that provided assistance, employment, information, and services to veterans and their families.

State Rep. Lanese Announces District Winner of 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

COLUMBUS—State Representative Laura Lanese (R-Grove City) announced Samantha Poor as the 23rd House District winner of the 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

State Rep. Lipps Announces District Winner of 2018  Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

COLUMBUS—State Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) announced Alyssa Butler as the 62nd House District winner of the 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

Rep. Sprague Participates in Ohio Northern Panel on Opioid Epidemic

COLUMBUS—State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) recently took part in a panel discussion at Ohio Northern University regarding the state’s opioid crisis, which is impacting communities across Ohio.