Representative Jonathan Dever - House District 28
 

11.02.17 - Guest Column: Alzheimer's And Dementia Task Force Seeks To Bolster Community

 
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Did you know? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with more than five million living with the condition. With someone developing the disease every 66 seconds, this number could rise to 16 million by 2050. Our country is dealing with a silent crisis that affects many more people than we realize.

 
 

10.11.17 - Rep. Dever Applauds Passage Of Legislation Supporting Veterans' Organizations

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation granting certain veterans’ organizations an exemption from property taxes.

 
 

09.20.17 - Rep. Dever Announces Passage Of Legislation Eliminating Tax On Prescription Eyewear

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) announced passage of House Bill 116, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which eliminates the sales and use tax on prescription lenses, frames, contacts or other devices that aid an individual’s vision.

 
 

09.13.17 - State Rep. Dever Votes To Pass Disaster Relief Act Out Of Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced the passage of the Disaster Relief Act, legislation sponsored by Rep. Scott Ryan (R-Granville) that will exempt out-of-state businesses and employees from certain taxes when they come to Ohio for disaster-related work.

 
 

08.03.17 - Rep. Dever Announces Sales Tax Holiday For First Weekend Of August

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced that a sales tax holiday is set to be held the first weekend of August. The intent of the sales tax holiday, as established by legislation approved earlier this year, is to provide parents with some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year and to stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers.

 
 

07.24.17 - Rep. Jonathan Dever To Participate In Task Force On Alzheimer's And Dementia

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) has announced that he will be participating in the bipartisan Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

 
 

06.30.17 - Rep. Dever Votes To Send Budget Bill To Governor

 

COLUMBUS—Earlier this week, State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) voted to approve 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. 

 
 

06.21.17 - State Rep. Dever Announces Passage Of Bill Aimed At Modernizing Ohio's Structured Settlement Law

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced the passage of House Bill 223, which modernizes Ohio’s structured settlement protection statute. Structured settlements are a voluntary legal method of compensating injury victims, typically through periodic annuity payments.

 
 

06.21.17 - State Rep. Dever Announces Passage Of Bill Establishing Requirements For Appraisal Management Companies

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced the passage of House Bill 213, which establishes requirements for appraisal management companies (AMCs) and brings Ohio into compliance with federal law and regulations. 
 

 
 

05.24.17 - Ohio House Passes Rep. Dever's Legislation Providing Consumer Protections For Fantasy Sports

 
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The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that would regulate fantasy sports and provide consumer protections for Ohioans who participate in fantasy sports. The bill would also provide standards to ensure the industry operates in a transparent and accountable manner.

 
 

05.05.17 - Rep. Dever Supports House Budget Plan

 

COLUMBUS—Earlier this week, State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) voted in support of 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.

 
 

04.20.17 - Rep. Jonathan Dever Appointed To Ohio Rail Development Commission

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) to the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC).

 
 

03.16.17 - Reps. Dever And McColley Introduce Legislation Providing Consumer Protections For Fantasy Sports Participants

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) introduced legislation granting consumer protections for the millions of Ohioans who participate in fantasy sports, as well as providing sensible standards to ensure the industry operates in a transparent and accountable manner.

 
 

03.08.17 - Rep. Jonathan Dever An Award Finalist For Outstanding Policy Leadership

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) was named a finalist for the ”Public Sector Leadership Award” by the Greater Ohio Policy Center.

 
 

03.01.17 - Rep. Jonathan Dever Votes For State Transportation Budget

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) voted to approve House Bill 26, the state transportation budget, a two-year funding plan that addresses Ohio’s infrastructure needs while utilizing innovations in technology and maintaining a competitive tax structure.

 
 

02.24.17 - Rep. Dever Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.

 
 

02.09.17 - Rep. Jonathan Dever To Co-Chair Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission

 
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Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) to co-chair the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission. Today, Rep. Dever was elected by his peers on the commission to serve as co-chair.

 
 

02.07.17 - Rep. Jonathan Dever Introduces Bill To Create Permanent Online Tax Expenditure Database

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) has introduced legislation that would greatly improve government transparency by making it easier for Ohioans to search state government spending during each fiscal year.

 
 

02.02.17 - Rep. Jonathan Dever Appointed To Ohio House Committees

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced that State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) has been appointed to serve on three Ohio House committees.

 
 

01.12.17 - Rep. Dever Appointed To Chair Of House Financial Institutions, Housing And Urban Development Committee

 
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Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Rep. Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) as chair of the House Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development Committee.

 
 

12.01.16 - Representatives Dever, Conditt Honor 2016 National Superintendent Of The Year

 

State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township) recently presented Dr. Thomas S. Tucker with an Ohio House resolution for being named the 2016 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators.

 
 

11.17.16 - Legislation Holding Drug Traffickers Responsible For Overdose Deaths And Providing Addiction Treatment Options Clears Ohio House Of Representatives

 

State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 270. The legislation, which they jointly sponsored, provides additional judicial discretion when dealing with Ohio’s heroin epidemic.

 
 

10.31.16 - Rep. Dever Announces Start Of Round Two Of The Application Process For Local Government Safety Capital Grants

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced that the Local Government Innovation Council will begin accepting applications for the second round of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program. 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 28th House District.

 
 

09.27.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Jonathan Dever: Launch Of Confidentiality Program Makes For A Safer Ohio

 

This September, the state of Ohio launched Safe at Home, an address confidentiality program that allows a person to shield their residential address from public records. The program, administered by the Secretary of State’s office, is an effort to protect victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, or sexual battery from being located by his or her aggressor. This issue arose after many in the legislature heard stories from victims who were tracked by an abuser after their address was found through an online search.

 
 

09.16.16 - Ohio State Representative Dever To Hold Office Hours In September

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 28th Ohio House District in September. These office hours are an opportunity for constituents to meet with Rep. Dever and discuss any questions or concerns they may have about state-related issues.

 
 

07.27.16 - Sales Tax Holiday Set For First Weekend Of August

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced that a sales tax holiday, created through the passage of Senate Bill 264, would be held during the first weekend of August. This year’s sales tax holiday is the second consecutive one held in the state of Ohio.

 
 

07.18.16 - Representative Jonathan Dever Named As A Bowhay Institute For Legislative Leadership Development Fellow

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) was selected, among 33 lawmakers, to participate in the Council of State Governments’ 22nd Annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) program.
 

 
 

07.14.16 - Governor Kasich Signs Legislation, Changes Terms For People With Intellectual Disability In Ohio Law

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) yesterday announced Governor John Kasich’s signing of House Bill 158, legislation that removes “mental retardation” and its derivatives from the Ohio Revised Code and replaces it with “intellectual disability” and its derivatives. Representative Dever, the sponsor of House Bill 158, was on hand for the bill’s signing yesterday at St. Joseph Home, located in the City of Sharonville, Ohio.

 
 

06.15.16 - Rep. Dever Voices Serious Concerns With Duke Energy Pipeline

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today reiterated his serious concerns with Duke Energy’s Central Corridor Gas Pipeline Extension Project in the 28th Ohio House District.

 
 

06.14.16 - Bill Strengthening Penalties For Traffickers Of Heroin Signed By Governor Kasich

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today applauded Governor John Kasich’s signing of House Bill 171, legislation that lowers the amount of heroin in possession to be considered a major drug offender. Rep. Dever sponsored the bill with Rep. Bill Blessing (R-Colerain).

 
 

06.01.16 - Representatives Dever, Conditt Join Treasurer Mandel To Announce Launch Of STABLE Accounts

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township) today joined with Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel to highlight the official launch of STABLE accounts in Ohio. The savings plan, which is the first of its kind in the country, enables individuals with disabilities the option to save and invest.

 
 

05.27.16 - Following House Passage, Four Bills Sponsored By Rep. Dever Headed To Governor Kasich

 

During this week’s voting sessions, the Ohio House of Representatives passed four pieces of legislation sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira), which now await consideration by Governor John Kasich.
 

 
 

05.23.16 - State Rep. Dever, Hamilton County TID Approve Projects Within 28th House District

 

The Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District (TID) approved, with strong support from TID Board Member and State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira), to fund $360,000 in local infrastructure projects that directly impact the 28th House District.

 
 

05.11.16 - Legislation To Expedite Vacant Property Foreclosure Process Passes Ohio House

 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 463, legislation aimed at reforming the way foreclosure cases are managed in Ohio, expediting cases on court-certified abandoned properties, giving power to local governments to manage blight, and providing basic property right protections.

 
 

05.04.16 - Rep. Jonathan Dever Votes To Fund Community Improvement Projects

 

During today’s session, State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) 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.

 
 

04.28.16 - State Rep. Dever Appointed Chair Of Ohio House Financial Institutions, Housing & Urban Development Committee

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) to serve as chair of the Ohio House Financial Institutions, Housing & Urban Development Committee, a change that will become effective May 1st. The committee addresses issues aimed at promoting economic growth and revitalizing communities throughout Ohio.

 
 

03.29.16 - Rep. Dever Applauds Approval Of Expansion Projects In Hamilton County

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today applauded the approval of assistance for various expansion projects around the state, including two in Hamilton County, by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) during its monthly meeting.

 
 

02.24.16 - Ohio House Passes Bill Raising Monetary Limit In Small Claims Court

 

The Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that doubles the monetary cap in small claims courts during today’s session.

 
 

02.22.16 - Rep. Dever Applauds Release Of Straight A Funding To School Districts In Hamilton County

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) announced that the State Controlling Board today approved the release of Straight A funding for two school districts in Hamilton County.

 
 

02.22.16 - Rep. Dever To Host District Hours In Reading And Forest Park February 27th

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) has announced that he will be holding two sets of district hours on Saturday, February 27th at the following locations:

 
 

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

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) 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 28th House District.

 
 

02.05.16 - State Representative Dever Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2017.

 
 

01.26.16 - State Rep. Dever Announces Passage Of Bill To Update Intellectual Disability References In Ohio Code

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced the unanimous passage of Sub. House Bill 158, which replaces the use of “mental retardation” throughout the Ohio Revised Code. The legislation replaces this insensitive term with “intellectual disability” where applicable.

 
 

12.08.15 - Unanimous Passage Of Bill To Create The D.O.L.L.A.R. Deed Is A Win For Homeowners And Lenders

 
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Today the Ohio House unanimously passed legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Robert McColley (R-Napoleon), creating the D.O.L.L.A.R. Deed program (Deed Over, Lender Leaseback, Agreed Refinance). House Bill 303 will provide homeowners the option to remain in their homes as a tenant instead of facing foreclosure. 

 
 

12.01.15 - State Rep. Dever Applauds Passage Of Bill To Expand Epinephrine Access

 

COLUMBUS – State Representative Jonathan Dever (R - Madeira) today applauded the passage of House Bill 200, which expands the list of facilities that are able to obtain non-patient specific epinephrine for the purpose of treating anaphylactic shock. Such places included in the legislation are restaurants, colleges and universities, amusement parks, sports facilities, child care facilities and other locations.

 
 

11.18.15 - Rep. Dever Discusses Legislation To Provide Transparency In Officer-Involved Death Investigations

 

COLUMBUS—During a Statehouse press conference today, State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Cincinnati) and Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) discussed House Bill 380, legislation they recently introduced to create a more transparent investigative process with deaths that result from a law enforcement officer’s use of a firearm.

 
 

10.22.15 - Rep. Dever Introduces Legislation To Provide Transparency In Officer-Involved Death Investigations

 
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State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Cincinnati) and Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) announced the introduction of House Bill 380 to create a more transparent investigative process with deaths that result from a law enforcement officer’s use of a firearm.

 
 

08.26.15 - Reps. Dever And McColley Introduce Bill To Create The D.O.L.L.A.R. Deed

 
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State Representatives Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) and Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) announced the introduction of House Bill 303 to create the D.O.L.L.A.R. Deed (Deed Over, Lender Leaseback, Agreed Refinance). It will provide homeowners and lenders the option of allowing homeowners to remain in their homes as a tenant instead of foreclosing on the property. 

 
 

08.07.15 - Rep. Dever Encourages Constituents To Participate In First Ever Sales Tax Holiday In Ohio

 
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Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) announced today that Ohio’s first-ever, one-time Sales Tax Holiday has begun today and will end on Sunday, August 9th at 11:59 p.m. This initiative was created through Senate Bill 243, signed into law in December of 2014.

 
 

08.05.15 - State Rep. Dever Visits Hospice Of Southwest Ohio

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) recently visited the Hospice of Southwest Ohio in Madeira to share ideas and concerns about caring for our state’s elderly population.

 
 

07.09.15 - State Commission Approves Project To Rebuild Reading Community Schools

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) applauds the approval of a project to assist in replacing the buildings in the Reading Community School District. The Ohio School Facilities Commission approved the funding through the Exceptional Needs Program during its monthly meeting this afternoon.

 
 

06.26.15 - State Rep. Dever Applauds Passage Of Conference Report On State Operating Budget

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today voted in support 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 and helps small businesses.

 
 

06.24.15 - Ohio Senate Passes Rep. Dever's Bill To Help People With Disabilities Meet Financial Needs

 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) has announced that House Bill 155, legislation he sponsored with Rep. Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township), unanimously passed out of the Ohio Senate today.

 
 

05.13.15 - State Rep. Dever Supports Legislation To Revise State Assessments And Examinations

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today applauded House Bill 74, which passed in the Ohio House of Representatives 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.

 
 

04.23.15 - Guest Column: State Budget Just One Among Many Issues That Benefit Ohioans

 

Ohio is working. As we watch the 24-hour news cycle, we watch the dysfunction and the partisan bickering that exists in Washington, D.C. and often think this is how all government works.  It’s my distinct privilege and honor to tell the folks of the 28th District, that’s not how things work in Columbus. 

 
 

04.22.15 - Rep. Dever Hails Bipartisan Passage Of Biennial Budget

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

 
 

04.16.15 - Ohio House, Senate Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Improve Quality Of Life For People With Disabilities

 
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During a press conference this morning, Ohio House and Senate lawmakers, Treasurer Josh Mandel, and other advocates discussed legislation that has been introduced in the House and Senate that will ease some of the financial strains on individuals with disabilities.

 
 

03.26.15 - Guest Column: Ohio Deserves Government Transparency

 

Transparency and accountability are qualities that citizens should expect from their government. In an era of increasing access to information, it is important that our state government is open about how it spends Ohioans’ tax dollars. I am proud to have recently introduced legislation in the Ohio House with my colleague Representative Mike Dovilla that would increase government transparency and allow Ohioans to keep tabs on how the state government is spending their money.

 
 

03.25.15 - Guest Column: Ohioans Deserve Government Transparency

 

Transparency and accountability are qualities that citizens should expect from their government. In an era of increasing access to information, it is important that our state government is open about how it spends Ohioans’ tax dollars. I am proud to have recently introduced legislation in the Ohio House with my colleague Representative Mike Dovilla that would increase government transparency and allow Ohioans to keep tabs on how the state government is spending their money.

 
 

03.17.15 - Ohio House Passes House Bill 40, Gives State Medical Board Broader Options

 
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The Ohio House passed House Bill 40 today, sponsored by Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Jonathan Dever (R-Cincinnati). This bill is designed to improve accountability related to continuing education requirements for medical professionals by giving the State Medical Board the ability to fine and regulate the certificates to practice.

 
 

03.05.15 - Ohio House Passes Legislation Expanding The Use Of Naloxone

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) applauded the passage of House Bill 4 through the Ohio House of Representatives. This legislation works to take further strides in curtailing the opiate drug epidemic in Ohio by expanding access to a life-saving medication.

 
 

02.25.15 - Guest Column From State Representative Jonathan Dever

 

As a son of Hamilton County, I am truly honored to be representing the 28th District in the Ohio House. It has been a long journey to get here, and I feel blessed to be in this position. With the help of my constituents, I feel very confident that I will keep our area well-represented in the state legislature. While in office, I am committed to practicing responsible government and will lead with common sense and care for my constituents. I have seen that these qualities are absolutely necessary.

 
 

02.13.15 - Rep. Dever Encourages Local College Grads To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) announced today that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2016.

 
 

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

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Cincinnati) 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).

 
 

01.06.15 - Jonathan Dever Sworn In To Ohio House For 131st General Assembly

 
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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 131st General Assembly during a ceremony at the Statehouse yesterday. He represents the 28th Ohio House District, which includes portions of Hamilton County.