It was truly an honor for me to serve my first term in the Ohio House of Representatives during such a transformative and critical time in our state’s history. I was pleased with the amount of work that was accomplished, and I look forward to beginning another legislative term tackling even more issues.


Simply stated, Ohio was not in great shape just a couple years ago. Our state faced a massive $8 billion budget gap that, if not addressed in a responsible and timely manner, would have saddled future generations with debts that would have become increasingly difficult to pay off.


By looking for ways to make government more efficient and not raising taxes on Ohioans, we were able to fill the budget gap. That in large part led to Ohio’s credit rating remaining stable at the same time the country was being downgraded for the first time in its history. Over the same time period, Ohio’s unemployment rate has dropped by 2.1 percent, while the federal rate has dropped only by 1.2 percent.


Since January of 2011, Ohio’s entrepreneurs have created more than 125,000 jobs, making it fifth in the country in job creation and tops in the Midwest. During my first term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, I sponsored eight substantial pieces of legislation, four of which were passed unanimously and enacted into law.


As our state continues to expand in a wide range of fields, it is critically important that we put our best foot forward to attract new businesses within our borders. Seeing new businesses relocate to Ohio is obviously a great sign that our state’s economy is growing, and I think the SiteOhio program will help make that possible.


In his inaugural address last week, Speaker William G. Batchelder mentioned that the next two years will bring new challenges and will require a lot of hard work in order to maintain Ohio’s momentum. I am excited to get back to work serving the people of the 6th House District.

 
 
 
  
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Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Drug Price Affordability A Top Priority In Ohio House

 
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One of the most complex yet important matters we cover at the state and federal levels of government is health care. The health and wellness of all Ohioans is crucial, but the topic encompasses a wide array of stakeholders—the patients themselves, doctors, hospital administrators, pharmacists, drug and medical equipment manufacturers, and more. We must take into consideration the perspectives of all interested parties to ensure health care remains affordable and accessible for everyone.



 
 

State Representative Anielski Attends Vision Screening Training

 
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State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently attended a vision screening training program hosted by the Ohio affiliate of Prevent Blindness at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School. Volunteers were trained and certified to conduct standardized preschool vision screenings that help detect early vision problems.



 
 

Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Task Forces Seek To Address Ohio's Most Pressing Issues

 

During this winter season, several specialized committees—task forces created by the Speaker of the House—have been meeting across Ohio to address specific policy areas. These task forces focus on Ohio’s most pressing issues, including the heroin and opioid crisis, energy policy, Alzheimer’s and dementia, education and poverty, and BRAC and military affairs. As the committees wrap up their research, I wanted to give you an update on the work they’ve been doing.



 
 

Representative Anielski Sworn In As State Representative Of The 6th House District

 
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State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 6th Ohio House District, which includes the south-east portion of Cuyahoga County, for a fourth term.