A particular theme has continued to be the main priority of this legislature, and that is the economy. We are constantly seeking ways to create jobs and make it easier for small businesses to grow and thrive. How have we done? What progress have we made? Looking back at the measures that the legislature has initiated over just the past few years, one can see that great strides have been made to ensure that Ohio remains the economically-sound, prosperous, and small business-friendly state its citizens deserve.
In August, Toledo residents learned first-hand how important Lake Erie water quality is to their daily lives. That weekend, a toxic algae bloom had polluted the drinking water drawn from Lake Erie. Through immediate, collaborative action from both state and local officials, clean drinking water was restored quickly. Ohio officials have made many strides in recent weeks to ensure the prevention of such an outbreak in the future.
NEWARK, OH –State Representative Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today announced that the State Controlling Board has granted the Ohio EPA a $1.3 million increase in funds to professionally cap and seal a subsurface fire in the Fallsburg Road C&DD Landfill.