Representative A. Nino Vitale - House District 85
 

07.17.17 - Why Rep. Vitale Voted Against Taxing Health Care

 
COLUMBUS - 

A small few have criticized my decision to vote against raising the Health Insuring Corporation (HIC) tax.  Here is the backstory. The federal government decided to control and usurp states’ rights once again by determining that Ohio could no longer have a Medicaid Care Organization (MCO) tax. This MCO tax began when Obamacare and Medicaid expansion were put in place some seven years ago. Many in government have gotten used to using this MCO tax to fund local programs.

 
 

06.06.17 - The Paris Climate Accord: Have You Read It?

 
COLUMBUS - 

President Trump told voters he would remove the United States from agreements that he feels are harmful to America. But is the Paris Accord harmful? Much has been said about the Paris Accord. Yet, the people I speak with have not actually read the accord, nor looked into what America’s commitment would have been. Here are facts that I have discovered.

 
 

05.08.17 - Representative Vitale Votes No On 4,500 Page Budget Bill

 
COLUMBUS - 

On Tuesday, May 2nd the Ohio House of Representatives passed the state operating budget (HB 49). While Representative Vitale (R-Urbana) found some good causes within the budget, as a conservative representative who promised to promote smaller, smarter government, he could not vote in favor of it.

 
 

03.14.17 - COLUMN: Three Solutions To Our Drug Epidemic

 

There has been much discussion today about the drug problem. Most seem to want to focus on treating those with addiction. While treatment is very important, I hear very little about slowing or stopping the opioid problem, so we have less people who need treatment. There is no question we have some deeply troubling situations occurring. But why don’t talk more about prevention, so less Ohioans need expensive and reoccurring treatment? 

 
 

12.28.16 - COLUMN: Statement On Heartbeat Bill And Energy Mandate Vetoes

 
COLUMBUS - 

It is with a sad heart that I write this today, part sad, part angry honestly. Large numbers of people have written to me on both the energy mandates and the Heartbeat Bill. As you likely heard, Governor Kasich vetoed several pieces of legislation, including the Heartbeat Bill and energy mandates legislation. 

 
 

12.19.16 - COLUMN: Why The Electoral College?

 
COLUMBUS - 

Many have asked me about the Electoral College. Currently, President-elect Donald Trump won the presidential election with majority of electoral votes, while Secretary Hillary Clinton lost, despite winning the popular vote. What does this mean, and why does it matter?

 
 

12.12.16 - Guns, Babies And Energy - Hot Bills At The Ohio State House

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) has announced that the Ohio House passed several important bills, which will affect some of our most valued rights and traditions, such as the right to life, guns and energy mandates.

 
 

01.11.16 - Rep. Vitale Calls For An End To Federal Gun Regulations In Ohio

 
COLUMBUS - 

This morning State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) called for a return to Constitutional government by introducing a bill to have all gun laws at the federal level nullified and have Ohio exercise it's constitutional right to control firearms laws over Ohio Citizens. Rep. Vitale has asked all members of the Ohio House of Representatives to join him in support of this bill. Below is the text of the co-sponsor request sent to all Ohio House members.

 
 

10.26.15 - Rep. Vitale Co-sponsors Right To Work Legislation

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Rep. Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) co-sponsored right-to-work legislation (HB 377) that would end the private sector practice of making union membership a mandatory condition of employment.

 
 

09.30.15 - Rep. Vitale Votes To Approve Health Care Compact

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) voted for legislation that, with approval from Congress, would give Ohio more freedom and flexibility over its healthcare policies.

 
 

07.30.15 - Rep. Vitale To Introduce Ohio Pastor's Protection Act

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) will soon be introducing a bill that will protect pastors, ministers and members of the clergy and any associated property  from lawsuits. This protection will allow these individuals to exercise religious liberty and only perform ceremonies if they are in line with their deeply held religious beliefs. Ohio’s pastors and church organizations should not be forced to violate their conscience.

 
 

06.26.15 - COLUMN: Rep. Vitale Explains Federal Law Does Not Trump The Ohio Constitution

 
COLUMBUS - 

In 2004, 62% of Ohio voters approved a fifty-five-word amendment to the Ohio Constitution. It clearly states that, in Ohio, only a marriage between one man and one woman is valid or recognized. 

 
 

04.15.15 - Rep. Vitale Votes To Create Permanent Online Tax Expenditure Database

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) today voted in favor of House Bill 46, legislation that greatly improves government transparency by making it easier for Ohioans to search state government spending during each fiscal year.

 
 

02.11.15 - Rep. Vitale Applauds Ohio House Passage Of Bill Regarding PARCC Testing In Schools

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) applauded today’s Ohio House passage of House Bill 7, legislation that provides academic protections for students taking new state assessments during the 2014-15 school year. New assessments in mathematics and English language arts are supplied by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

 
 

01.05.15 - Rep. Nino Vitale Sworn In To Ohio House For 131st General Assembly

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 131st General Assembly during a ceremony at the Statehouse today.