Representative Bill Reineke - House District 88
 

11.02.17 - Rep. Reineke Announces House Passage Of Bills Strengthening SNAP, Medicaid Assistance Programs

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of two bills that work in conjunction to establish more transparent guidelines regarding certain benefit assistance programs. 

 
 

10.25.17 - House Passes Bill Highlighting Workforce Development Efforts

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded the passage of Senate Bill 3, legislation that designates the full week beginning on the first Monday in May as "In-Demand Jobs Week.”

 
 

10.06.17 - Rep. Reineke Joins Terra State Community College To Announce New Scholarship

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today joined Terra State Community College to announce a new scholarship for 2018 high school graduates, the Workforce Demand Scholarship.

 
 

10.03.17 - Rep. Reineke Tours Wright Patterson Air Force Base

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) recently toured Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) to encourage more cyber security workforce development, in coordination with the 88th district’s higher education institutions, to promote education in STEM-related fields.

 
 

08.31.17 - Rep. Reineke Applauds Funding For Symposium At Tiffin University

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded funding recently approved through the passage of the state operating budget for the Maritime Risk Symposium to be hosted at Tiffin University.

 
 

08.01.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke: The HOPES (Heroin, Opioids, Prevention, Education, And Safety) Agenda

 

It’s been a busy first quarter of 2017, with the main focus of the state legislature’s agenda being the state operating budget. Funding items from schools to public libraries there was much to review and decide before the budget was slated for a vote. The opiate epidemic played a larger role in the budget than in previous years, with the HOPES (Heroin, Opioids, Prevention, Education and Safety) Agenda seeking to combat the problem through a multifaceted approach. With that in mind, more than $180 million in investments of new money was appropriated through the bill to fight this ruthless battle that affects all areas of the state.

 
 

07.13.17 - Rep. Reineke Promotes Workforce Development Budget Provisions

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today promoted major workforce development provisions that were contained in Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The budget contains workforce development provisions that will enhance Ohio’s continued economic growth and combat our currently unfolding workforce supply crisis. This crisis is primarily due to baby boomers retiring, technological changes affecting the labor force, and an education system unable to prepare students for anything other than a four-year university. 

 
 

07.03.17 - Rep. Reineke Applauds Passage Of State Budget Bill

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced that last week the Ohio House of Representatives approved the conference committee report on Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. With a major focus on combating Ohio’s dangerous drug epidemic and ensuring that schools receive vital funding, the legislation provides support to areas most in need and keeps spending under the rate of inflation over the biennium. 

 
 

06.23.17 - Representative Reineke Announces Passage Of Legislation Preparing Students For In-Demand Technology Jobs

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced this week that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would add computer science as an option in the state curriculum for high school. In collaboration with national and statewide computer science organizations and the support of a wide array of Ohio’s businesses, House Bill 170 will embolden the future workforce of the state.

 
 

05.02.17 - Rep. Bill Reineke Applauds Passage Of House Budget Plan

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The bill addresses some of Ohio’s most pressing issues, including more than $170 million in funding towards combating Ohio’s opioid epidemic and providing additional resources to schools. Rep. Reineke voted in support of the legislation.

 
 

03.29.17 - Rep. Reineke Announces Passage Of Legislation To Assist Local Governments In Fiscal Emergency

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation to assist local governments when the Auditor of State has declared a fiscal emergency within a municipal corporation, county, or township. House Bill 103 makes reforms to the appointing authorities and updates the composition of financial planning and supervision commissions, which are established to develop a solution to such fiscal situations.

 
 

02.16.17 - Representative Reineke Applauds Passage Of Legislation Regarding Penalties For Trafficking And Possession Of Cocaine

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) yesterday announced the passage of legislation by the Ohio House that makes changes to drug trafficking and possession laws regarding cocaine. House Bill 4 restores the statutory penalties for possession of cocaine and clarifies the penalties for the trafficking of cocaine.

 
 

02.01.17 - Rep. Bill Reineke Appointed To Ohio House Committees

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced that State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) has been appointed to serve on four Ohio House committees.

 
 

01.12.17 - Rep. Reineke Appointed To Vice Chair Of House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) as vice chair of the House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee.

 
 

01.12.17 - Rep. Reineke Applauds Award Bringing $2 Million To Ohio For In-Demand Job Training

 
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State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today congratulated the Ohio Department of Education and the Office of Workforce Transformation on their announcement as a recipient of the New Skills for Youth Grant. Awarded by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan & Chase Co., the $2 million grant will strengthen Ohio’s efforts to expand career pathways for students. 

 
 

01.06.17 - Reineke Sworn In As State Representative Of The 88th House District

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was sworn in Tuesday for his second term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 88th Ohio House District, which includes all of Sandusky County and portions of Seneca County.

 
 

12.21.16 - Another Step Toward Tackling Ohio's Opioid Epidemic

 
COLUMBUS - 

Ohio has a relentless, unyielding problem—opioid abuse and addiction. It has infiltrated numerous families without regard to race, socioeconomic status or geographic location. This is exactly why it has been so difficult to get in front of the issue, putting Ohio in the crosshairs of a national crisis. Most of us know someone impacted by this epidemic, whether it is a first responder on the front lines or a coworker who recently discovered that their child is struggling with addiction.

 
 

11.10.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke: Looking For Leadership Locally

 

Many of us are now happy to put this election cycle in the rearview mirror. After a fever pitch of emotions, we can now settle into the reality of the next four years. Many of us still have unanswered questions about our government. But we can all be thankful to return to a sense of normal.

 
 

09.26.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke: Focusing Education On Student Success

 

When we think about successfully educating a student, our society has a certain set of expectations for what that looks like. Traditionally, we aspire to see our children earn a high school diploma so they can continue their education at the college or university level. This process works for many students. However, we cannot settle for a one-size-fits-all approach to education when there are many more options available in today's system.

 
 

09.13.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke: Understanding The Importance Of Financial Literacy

 

One of the most common barriers for students who wish to pursue higher education is the exorbitant cost of college. In America, we have around $1.3 trillion of outstanding student loan debt according to the Federal Reserve. And in Ohio, students are graduating college on average with over $29,000 in student loan debt. Policymakers, economists, advocates and pundits have all proposed different ideas to help curb this enormous burden in our society. As we go through key education topics, I would like to address the issue of financial literacy as a proactive way to combat this widespread issue.

 
 

09.07.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke: Prioritizing Education And Workforce Development

 

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.

 
 

07.26.16 - Rep. Reineke Commends State Approval Of Church & Dwight Expansion Project

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) has approved a project that is expected to create 20 new full-time jobs at Church & Dwight in Old Fort.

 
 

06.21.16 - Rep. Reineke Announces Funding For Manufacturing Training

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced today that the Ohio Department of Education recommended a grant award of $882,929 to a consortia of local schools and businesses in Seneca and Sandusky Counties to create an advanced manufacturing training program. The Straight A Fund Governing Board selected the application of Vanguard Sentinel Career and Technology Center, in conjunction with the Fostoria Learning Center, META Solutions, Motion Controls, and National Machinery, to adopt the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) to train the students for industry-specific credentials.
 

 
 

05.25.16 - Ohio House Concurs On Senate Changes To Legislation Encouraging Workforce Development In The Automotive Field

 

State Representatives Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) and Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) today applauded the Ohio House’s concurrence vote on legislation they jointly sponsored that would allow automotive technicians and motor vehicle technicians at retail stores the ability to join the Incumbent Workforce Voucher Program.

 
 

05.24.16 - Rep. Reineke Announces Passage Of Bill To Allow Parents To

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded passage of House Bill 317, which is aimed at protecting minors from being victims of identity theft. Today’s vote was a concurrence vote in which the Ohio House voted to agree with amendments made by the Ohio Senate.

 
 

05.13.16 - Rep. Reineke Honors The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library And Museums On Its One Hundredth Anniversary

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) honored the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums for its one hundredth anniversary with a resolution  during Wednesday’s Ohio House session.

 
 

05.06.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke: Developing A Top-Notch Workforce To Strengthen Ohio's Economy

 

The demand for skilled employees needed to fill well paid positions has never been higher. By working to create a supply of highly trained workers to match this demand, Ohio’s economy will take significant steps forward. We can only do this by offering opportunities to train our citizens and equip them with the skills they need to compete in a global marketplace.

 
 

05.04.16 - Rep. Reineke Votes To Send Community Improvement Legislation To Governor

 

During today’s session, State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) voted in support of Senate Bill 310, legislation that helps fund various community improvement projects around the state. Having cleared both legislative chambers, the bill now awaits final consideration by Governor John Kasich.

 
 

05.04.16 - Ohio House Passes Legislation Encouraging Workforce Development In The Automotive Field

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representatives Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) and Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation they jointly sponsored that would allow automotive technicians and motor vehicle technicians at retail stores the ability to join the Incumbent Workforce Voucher Program. 

 
 

04.28.16 - State Rep. Reineke Appointed Vice Chair Of Financial Institutions, Housing And Urban Development Committee

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) to serve as Vice Chair of the Ohio House Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development Committee, or FIHUD, which will become effective May 1st.

 
 

04.27.16 - Rep. Reineke Announces Adoption Of Resolution Urging Congress To Pass ADA Education And Reform Act

 

Today State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced that the Ohio House adopted House Concurrent Resolution 32, which urges Congress to pass the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015, or H.R. 3765.

 
 

04.27.16 - Rep. Reineke Applauds Passage Of Legislation Creating Ohio Purple Heart Day

 

Today State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced that the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 239, which designates August 7 as Ohio Purple Heart Day. The legislation mirrors the federally established National Purple Heart Day.

 
 

04.27.16 - Rep. Reineke Announces Passage Of Bill Creating Sales Tax Holiday For Back-to-School Purchases

 

Today State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced that the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 264, which designates the first weekend in August 2016 as a sales tax holiday for the purposes of back-to-school shopping. The legislation creates a three-day period in which certain school supplies are exempt from both state and county sales tax.

 
 

04.12.16 - Rep. Reineke Announces Introduction Of Bill To Fund Community Improvement Projects

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that a bill to fund community improvement projects was introduced in the state legislature.

 
 

03.14.16 - Rep. Reineke Praises Reiter, Zak And Local Communities For National Economic Development Recognition

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced today that Site Selection Magazine has recognized both Fremont in Sandusky County and Tiffin in Seneca County as top micropolitan areas in the country. In a ranking of the top micropolitan areas nationally, both communities came in a tie for 39th according to the national economic development publication.

 
 

03.14.16 - Auditor Dave Yost News Conference On First Year Of Sunshine Audits

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced today that Site Selection Magazine has recognized both Fremont in Sandusky County and Tiffin in Seneca County as top micropolitan areas in the country. In a ranking of the top micropolitan areas nationally, both communities came in a tie for 39th according to the national economic development publication.

 
 

02.24.16 - Rep. Reineke Votes For Resolution Supporting Sheltered Workshops

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) yesterday voted to adopt House Concurrent Resolution 21, a bipartisan effort to push back against federal regulations impacting individuals with developmental disabilities.

 
 

02.05.16 - Rep. Reineke Announces Start Of Application Process For Local Government Safety Capital Grants

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced information regarding the application process for the Local Government Safety Capital Grant. Initiated by the Ohio House of Representatives and included in the state operating budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, these grants can help to fund public safety projects in local communities throughout Ohio, including those in the 88th House District.

 
 

01.20.16 - Guest Column: Saying Goodbye To Carol Yager

 

Tiffin and Seneca County lost an ambassador and dear friend, Carol Yager, to cancer last week. We will remember Carol as the co-owner of Crystal Traditions and the premier marketer for our area.

 
 

12.30.15 - Guest Column From Ohio State Representative Bill Reineke: Year In Review

 

It seems like such a short time ago that I took my oath to serve as the State Representative for Ohio’s 88th House District. It is hard for me to believe we are now going to turn the page to a new year. I want to share some important accomplishments during my first year in office, as well as a few goals I hope to accomplish in 2016. 

 
 

12.17.15 - State Rep. Bill Reineke Visits Second Grade Students

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today visited second grade students at Krout Elementary School, which is part of Tiffin City Schools. Rep. Reineke represents Sandusky County and potions of Seneca County.

 
 

12.14.15 - Rep. Reineke Announces Office Hours In Tiffin And Fremont

 

COLUMBUS—State  Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 88th Ohio House District this Thursday, December 17th.

 
 

12.11.15 - Rep. Reineke Congratulates Tiffin For Selection To Ohio Main Street Program

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded Heritage Ohio, Inc. for selecting Tiffin to be the newest member of the Ohio Main Street Program. Tiffin will now join 23 other communities throughout the state in the Main Street Program, which offers training and support for downtown revitalization efforts.

 
 

11.24.15 - Guest Column: Thanksgiving In Our Communities

 

For the most part, the leaves have all turned and fallen to the ground. Sunsets come earlier, and the winds blow a little colder. Yes, we are officially headed towards the end of the year and the coming of winter. But before the final season can arrive, we can all pause and remember the many things in our lives for which we can give thanks.

 
 

11.19.15 - State Rep. Reineke Applauds Passage Of Bill To Help Revitalize Ohio Neighborhoods, Update The Foreclosure Process

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) this week voted in favor of House Bill 134, legislation that seeks to expedite the foreclosure process and transfer of unoccupied parcels, and to make other changes relative to residential foreclosure actions.

 
 

10.15.15 - Guest Column: Fighting Drug Addiction In Our State

 
COLUMBUS - 

There is no denying that we have made great progress in recent years. Our economy is improving, jobs are coming back, and families are seeing significant improvements in quality of life. Finally, we are putting the recession in our rearview mirror, moving forward to a better future. However, we must remain diligent in our efforts to combat the forces preventing our progress toward a brighter tomorrow. Chief among these obstacles is the widespread epidemic of drug addiction, which is threatening to tear the very fabric that holds our communities together.

 
 

07.23.15 - Guest Column: A Budget That Moves Ohio Forward

 
COLUMBUS - 

The passage of House Bill 64, our state’s main operating budget, shows the recent progress we have made here in Ohio. Just a few years ago, our friends and neighbors struggled with the devastation of a global recession. Unemployment spiked, the economy slowed to a crawl, and many people wondered how they would find ways to pay the bills. Today, we are celebrating new jobs, economic growth, and a realistic path to prosperity. We can now look forward to our future, and the many bright possibilities before us in Ohio, an approach that helped us craft the budget.

 
 

06.30.15 - Rep. Reineke Commends State Approval Of Project Expected To Create Jobs In Bellevue

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) has announced that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) has approved a project that is expected to create 138 new full-time jobs at Tower Automotive Operations in Bellevue.

 
 

06.26.15 - State Rep. Reineke Supports Passage Of Conference Report On State Operating Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today voted in favor of Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the state operating budget. The legislation lowers the income tax, ensures funding for Ohio schools, freezes tuition costs on colleges, provides local governments funding to train police officers and encourages growth for small businesses.

 
 

06.25.15 - Rep. Reineke Applauds House Passage Of Bill To Evaluate State's Tax Structure

 
COLUMBUS - 

During yesterday’s Ohio House session, State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) voted in favor of House Bill 9, legislation to improve the way state tax expenditures are tracked and monitored.

 
 

05.20.15 - Rep. Reineke Votes To Help People With Disabilities Meet Financial Needs

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded today’s House passage of legislation that allows the family members or guardians of Ohioans with disabilities to create their own tax-advantaged accounts.

 
 

05.14.15 - State Rep. Reineke Supports Legislation To Revise State Assessments And Examinations

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded House Bill 74, which passed in the Ohio House of Representatives yesterday with broad bipartisan support. HB 74, sponsored by State Representative Andrew O. Brenner (R-Powell), would revise the state assessments and examinations given to Ohio’s students.

 
 

05.13.15 - Guest Column: The House Budget Sets The Tone For The Future

 

Every two years, the State of Ohio is constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget to fund government projects and programs, as well as our schools. Constructing a budget plan is one of the biggest responsibilities for a General Assembly. I am pleased to report that the House of Representatives recently did its part in setting the tone and direction for Ohio’s future with our version of the budget, House Bill 64.

 
 

04.29.15 - Rep. Reineke Approves Bill Aimed At Increasing Government Efficiency And Accountability

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today voted for legislation aimed at increasing efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars in local governments and state agencies.

 
 

04.22.15 - Rep. Bill Reineke Applauds Bipartisan Passage Of Biennial Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded the House passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the biennial state budget bill that allocates funding to schools, community projects and government initiatives, as well as providing significant tax relief to all Ohioans and small businesses in the state.

 
 

03.31.15 - Rep. Reineke Announces State Approval Of Project Expected To Create Jobs In Tiffin

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) has announced that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) has approved a project that is expected to create 18 new full-time jobs at Tiffin Metal Products Company.

 
 

03.24.15 - Guest Column: Career Tech Education Critical To The Future Of Ohio

 

Ohio’s continuing economic improvement has revealed a very apparent and disturbing flaw in our state’s workforce—the increasing gap in available jobs and the skilled workers companies need to fill those jobs. The overall positive trends we have seen in Ohio are good news for families and job seekers. The state saw 112,000 jobs created in 2014, with an overall unemployment rate just over 5 percent to begin the new year. The manufacturing industry alone saw over 16,000 new jobs across the state. Still, more work needs to be done to help propel us back to the level of economic success we saw before the recession.

 
 

02.03.15 - Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke

 

Ohio currently sits at a crucial economic crossroads. With the recession mostly behind us, many people are feeling the effects of recovery. The unemployment rate in Ohio, which sits at 4.8%, is down from 6.7% at the same time last year and is also lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.6%.  Still, many families have yet to see these positive effects.

 
 

01.05.15 - Bill Reineke Sworn In As State Representative Of The 88th House District

 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 131st General Assembly. He represents the 88th Ohio House District, which includes all of Sandusky County and portions of Seneca County.