The Ohio House Transportation Committee today heard sponsor testimony recommending the passage of Ohio House Concurrent Resolution 14, establishing September 7 as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Appreciation Day. Representatives Sheehy (D-Oregon) and John Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake), both members of the Council on State Governments Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, spoke in support of the resolution and the importance of Lake Erie to their districts, Ohio and the Midwest.
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today issued a statement announcing $1,468,714 in funding for public transit in Lucas County, which was passed with Democratic backing in the state’s transportation budget earlier this year.
The Ohio House Transportation Committee today recommended the passage of Ohio House Bill 106, which would provide more training and experience to all young drivers in the state.
The committee’s Ranking Member, Representative Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon), and Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) sponsored the bipartisan bill.
State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid), John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake), Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) toured the critical Brandon Road Lock and Dam complex in Joliet, Illinois, on Friday with 25 other members of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus. Brandon Road Lock and Dam is a critical choke point to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced a town hall meeting on August 28, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Maumee Library Auditorium to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Oregon.
State Rep. Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) today responded to Governor DeWine’s press conference urging the legislature to pass a list of bipartisan reforms in the wake of a tragic mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District.
fter a spring season uniquely characterized by intense rain and flooding events, rural and coastal communities across the state are struggling with high or standing water problems. In response, several state government agencies have implemented large cleanup and remediation efforts. State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) is encouraging local residents to apply for funding under any of the following programs:
—Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has re-opened the application period for the state’s Ag-LINK extreme weather relief program. Through the program, farm operators can receive a 2 percent interest rate reduction on loans of up to $150,000 for remediation projects. Apply at http://www.tos.ohio.gov/Ag-LINK-Extreme-Weather-Relief
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of $600,000 in state funds to Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. of Maumee to provide construction contract plans and environmental investigations for various safety projects throughout Ohio.
“Mannik & Smith is a well-established neighbor in Maumee,” said Rep. Sheehy. “I’m certain the state will have a reliable partner to conduct safe, long-term infrastructure improvements in Northwest Ohio.”
Ohio state Rep. Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) today voted in support of the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166, yet cited frustrations with a provision establishing the state as the only entity with standing to act on behalf of an ecosystem. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock.
“I’m thrilled to see $172 million in this budget going to water quality efforts in Ohio. I was far less thrilled to find that in exchange, we’re forced to sacrifice the right of counties and local governments to protect their citizens from out-of-control polluters,” said Sheehy. “I supported this budget to avoid a shutdown and to support family farms doing their best to protect Lake Erie. Now, it’s time to crack down on those corporate factory farms that continue to obstruct that progress.”
State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Toledo) today joined state and federal government officials on Gibraltar Island to discuss harmful algal blooms expected off the coast of Toledo, Ohio after an unusually rainy spring carried large levels of manure and fertilizer from farmland into the Western Lake Erie Basin.