“I’ve been monitoring the unfolding situation in Afghanistan very closely, and the tragic death and wounding of both American military personnel and Afghan civilians due to cowardly terrorist attacks in Afghanistan today is both heartbreaking and disturbing. As a member of the military who served in Afghanistan from December 2010 through July 2011, I grieve for my fellow service members whose lives were taken today, and pray for a full recovery of those who were wounded. My family extends our deepest thoughts and prayers to their family, friends and comrades.
Committee assignments by the Speaker of the House provide members an opportunity to dig deeper into a variety of subject areas that may impact the constituents they serve. During this 134th General Assembly, Speaker Bob Cupp, R-Lima, assigned me to the five significant committees, two of which are the House Finance Committee and the Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education. Through service on these committees, it became quickly apparent of the need to prioritize our higher education institutions within this year’s state budget bill. With the governor’s signature on House Bill 110, I can attest that we followed through on this endeavor.
State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) announces the Ohio State Controlling Board approved a campus security upgrade for Owens State Community College. Ghanbari supports the approval of the measure.
State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) announced today that Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday will begin Aug. 6 and last through Aug. 8.
State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) supported the finalized budget package under House Bill 110, which included many measures surrounding both law enforcement and crime reduction for the state. Ghanbari is a cosponsor of the bill and serves on the House Finance Committee where the budget went through the legislative process.
State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) attended a promotion ceremony at the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Academy in Columbus Tuesday where the Patrol’s former District 1 Commander John C. Altman was promoted to the rank of major. Altman, in his new role, will serve as the Patrol’s commander in the Office of Training, Recruitment and Diversity.
State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) encourages residents throughout the area looking to adopt a pet to look no further than their local animal rescue.
State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) championed restoring the historical boiler operators license and the Historical Boilers Licensing Board that will ensure proper education, training, and implementation of public safety. Ghanbari fought for the new language and it was put into House Bill 110, which is the two-year state budget bill recently signed into law.
State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) announces language on an anticipated, bipartisan bill that pushes for equal housing opportunities was included within the recently-approved budget package. Ghanbari led on this initiative, alongside Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus), to ensure the provisions were added in the budget plan under House Bill 110.
State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) has released the following statement after attending Governor Mike DeWine’s bill signing for Senate Bill 126, also known as Collin’s Law: Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Act: