Local government infrastructure has been a key priority for myself in my thirty-plus years of public service. When I came to Columbus in 2015, I realized the need for representation of local governments and their priorities in the legislature. At its core, government is a local enterprise. It is with this sentiment that I have tried to craft bills in my time as a state representative. There are numerous pieces of legislation that I have lent my support to, pieces that I believe will truly help local officials obtain the resources they need to make sound decisions for their communities.


One bill that fits this mold is House Bill 415, a bill I am currently co-sponsoring in the legislature. This bill would allocate fifty percent of any state surplus funds to the Local Government Road Improvement Fund, and would assist local communities on a number of different fronts. It would help fix struggling infrastructure, spur economic development, and free up other local funds to be used in ways that align with the priorities of individual communities. Local elected officials in my district have expressed their enthusiasm for this legislation as it will provide the capability for local governments to invest in their constituents.


One thing that I learned in my years in local government is that investing in our communities is crucial to strengthening our state and our workforce. Legislation such as this provides a solid springboard for local governments to tackle the challenges of tomorrow, while making sure that their accounts are balanced today.

 
 
 
  
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Rep. Arndt Honored To Attend Memorial Picnic Area Dedication

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) will be attending the dedication for a new memorial picnic area named in honor of his constituent, Henry T. Beatty, for his civic contributions to the Kelleys Island community.



 
 

Rep. Arndt Supports Changes To Bill Aimed At Updating Voting Machines In Ohio

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) joined Rep. Bill Blessing (R-Colerain Township) and Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) to propose changes to Senate Bill 135, which provides funding to assist counties in upgrading their outdated voting equipment.