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Guest Column from State Representative Michael Henne
July 3, 2014

Every year, our country celebrates its rich history and unmatched independence on the Fourth of July.  On this day in history the Declaration of Independence was signed, declaring freedom for the thirteen American colonies from the rule of the British Empire. This act of bravery and patriotism now serves as a national holiday for our country.

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Anne Gonzales
July 3, 2014

With the Fourth of July approaching, we are in the midst of preparing for parades, cookouts and fireworks with our friends and family to celebrate our country’s declaration of independence from the British crown in 1776. This action was a bold move 238 years ago, and it showed the rest of the world what the average citizen was willing to do with self-determination. The following seven years were a difficult struggle for freedom where almost 25,000 patriots gave their lives so this country could remain free.

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Mark Romanchuk
July 2, 2014
 
Guest Column from State Representative Stephanie Kunze
June 27, 2014

The elderly often experience abuse that goes unnoticed, and according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, as many as two million elders are abused in the United States. In response to this startling statistic, the Ohio House of Representatives has been working on legislation to help this population.

 
 
Guest Column from Representative Marilyn Slaby
June 25, 2014

The health and safety of Ohioans is an issue that the Ohio House of Representatives has made a priority over the course of this General Assembly.  We’re working hard to pass legislation that keeps the well-being of our constituents in mind, at all times. 

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Jim Buchy
June 24, 2014

It was just over a year ago when my office began receiving calls from constituents in western Ohio concerned about the Common Core Standards. 

 
 
Governor Signs Teacher Evaluation and STEM School Designation Bill

COLUMBUS—State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced that Governor Kasich signed House Bill 362, legislation which revises the requirement for Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). The bill also includes a new designation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school equivalents for a community school or chartered nonpublic school.

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed the conference committee report for House Bill 483, legislation that makes appropriation and policy changes as part of the Mid-Biennial Review (MBR), a package of bills that strives to initiate reforms to state spending, agency operations, and state policies and programs.

 

 
 

The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to House Bill 493, a component of the Mid-Biennium Review (MBR) package that makes various revisions to Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Law.

 
 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to House Bill 492, legislation that streamlines and simplifies the administration of taxes in the state of Ohio.