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Rep. Anielski Holds Press Conference on Youth Suicide Prevention

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Independence) today held a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse to discuss efforts to address and prevent youth suicide, the “Silent Epidemic.” She was joined with Clark Flatt, the President of the Jason Foundation, The Ohio State University Former President Gordon Gee, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

 
 
Rep. Terhar: "Financial Responsibility in Government Act" Will Keep Ohio Economy Strong

Rep. Lou Terhar (R-Green Township) today was joined by Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost at a press conference to discuss the Financial Responsibility in Government Act, legislation that will require political subdivisions of the state of Ohio to balance their budgets, maintain actuarially funded municipal pension plans, and comply with the state’s constitutional obligation.

 
 
Witnesses Describe Devastating Impact of Rate Increases for Ohio Seniors and Hardworking Taxpayers
August 13, 2013

State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea), chairman of the Ohio House Committee on Policy and Legislative Oversight, this week convened a field hearing on ensuring affordable, reliable electricity for all Ohioans. Following the hearing, Chairman Dovilla released the key findings of the committee.

 
 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced the schedule of the House Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee.

 
 

Chairman of the House Higher Education Study Committee Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced the committee’s hearing schedule and agenda for the remainder of the summer.

 
 

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) announced the creation of three bipartisan summer legislative study committees to conduct a series of hearings around the state focused on specific topics.

 
 
Finance Chairman Ron Amstutz Releases Statement on Medicaid Timeline

Chairman of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) released a statement regarding the timeline on moving forward with Medicaid reforms.

 
 

State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon), Chairman of the Ohio Retirement Study Council (ORSC), has called on the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) to follow state law and suspend its recent directive instructing all public institutions of higher education in Ohio to withhold an additional 1 percent from certain retirement plan participants.

 
 
By Rep. Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati)
July 23, 2013

The Ohio budget that was signed into law at the end of last month was not perfect, and neither is the budget process. But after all the ideas, testimony and alternatives were weighed, I think it is a budget that will continue to move Ohio in the right direction.