A vibrant economy starts with a welcoming business climate. A welcoming business climate is one that is respectful of our entrepreneurs and employs a common-sense approach to regulation and taxation. There are many initiatives aimed at helping Ohio businesses succeed, in addition to attracting new business investment within the state. One indispensable program that is aimed at getting regulations right is the Common Sense Initiative (CSI).
Our local small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and are what helps our local community to thrive. In order to support small businesses, like those in the Central Ohio area, the Ohio House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would allow local wineries to sell their products at farmers’ markets. House Bill 178 is a great way to support small businesses and encourage our community to shop locally.
In the ever evolving age of technology, society has reaped many benefits from having the world at our fingertips. While the Internet age has promoted tremendous achievement for individuals, small businesses, large corporations and beyond, there are still many dangers posed by this technological revolution.
State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) recently received the “Legislator of the Year” Award by AMVETS, an organization that assists veterans and their families upon returning home. He received the award on Saturday, February 20th during its annual mid-winter conference.
For over fifty years, the Ohio General Assembly has sponsored a legislative fellowship program through the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC). The program is a thirteen-month paid fellowship that places twenty to twenty-four college graduates in various positions throughout the state legislature. Many are placed within the Ohio House and Senate, some work for LSC itself, and others are placed with Ohio Government Telecommunications.
State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) and State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) welcomed the Stellar Robotics Team from Richland County to the Statehouse yesterday in recognition of winning the FIRST Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge Championship.
The Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that doubles the monetary cap in small claims courts during today’s session.
The Ohio House of Representatives approved a resolution during today’s session to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Marietta.
State Representatives Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) applauded yesterday’s House passage of legislation they joint sponsored that updates county coroner laws in the state of Ohio through the modification of various provisions.
State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation he jointly sponsored that urges the federal government to revise its guidance on employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities and ensure their right to participate in facility-based programs.