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Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) has introduced legislation to repeal the Ohio Financial Institutions Tax (FIT) on Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs). The FIT became effective in Fiscal Year 2014 on financial institutions that do business in Ohio as a replacement for the corporate franchise tax.

 
 
New standardized format will simplify, streamline veteran ID process
September 12, 2016
Reps. Anielski, Terhar Announce Design Standards for Veteran ID Cards

Today, State Representatives Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) and Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) held a press conference to discuss the finalized format of Ohio veteran identification cards as decided upon by the Veteran ID Material and Design Standards Committee.

 
 

State Representative Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) today announced that she will be hosting an interactive workshop for high school students titled “Ladies in Leadership” later this month.

 
 

We have made great progress growing our local economy in recent years. As market forces stabilize, jobs are coming back to our state at a record pace. We are seeing businesses relocate from across the world right here to Northwest Ohio, and a new spirit of entrepreneurial innovation is flourishing here in our communities.

 
 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) was unanimously elected president of the National Speakers Conference by his fellow Speakers of the House at the organization’s recent Executive Committee meeting in Burlington, Vermont. In 2017, Speakers of the House and their Chiefs of Staff from across the United States will come to Ohio for the 26th annual meeting of the National Speakers Conference (NSC), a bipartisan event which will be hosted by Speaker Rosenberger.

 
 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that his office will be accepting applications for his respective appointments to the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee. In accordance with the passage of House Bill 523, which permits the use of medical marijuana in the state, an advisory committee will be created to oversee the implementation of the new law. 
 

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Derek Merrin: Working for You at the State Capitol

In August, I was honored to be appointed to the Ohio House of Representatives to serve as your state representative. I have a strong passion for public service, and I’m looking forward to taking my commitment to Columbus to ensure your voice is heard at the Statehouse. Please let me take a moment to introduce myself and share my goals with you.

 
 
HB 591 saves taxpayer money by abolishing uncontested special elections
August 25, 2016
Rep. Pelanda Introduces Legislation Eliminating Unnecessary Special Elections

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today introduced House Bill 591, legislation that will eliminate the need to hold special elections in Ohio if there is only one candidate appearing on the ballot to fill a vacancy in a party nomination for Congress. This will apply only when there is one person that has filed a valid declaration of candidacy or no person has filed a valid declaration of candidacy.

 
 

One of the most important tasks a legislature can accomplish is to promote security for its citizens. Among these tasks, job security always proves to be at the top of the list. In order for our state to prosper, Ohioans must be afforded the opportunity to contribute to our workforce, making our state a better place to work and live.

 
 
Constituents are welcome to attend Brunswick office hours
August 17, 2016

State Representative Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) and State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) today announced that they will host district office hours on August 26th at the Brunswick Public Library. No appointment is necessary to attend these events and all are encouraged to participate.