The Ohio House passed State Rep. Tom Patton’s (R-Strongsville) House Bill 308, which allows peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers who have PTSD due to employment to be eligible for compensation and benefits regardless if they already suffer from an accompanying injury or not.
On Sunday, the Oscars aired and awarded Best Documentary Feature to “American Factory” – a documentary based around an Ohio factory’s reopening by a Chinese billionaire. The film benefitted from the Ohio motion picture tax credit program that began in 2009. Since 2006, Rep. Patton has been a primary sponsor and supporter of several motion picture tax credit bills.
Drug task forces throughout Ohio will be awarded $2 million in grant funding to support local law enforcement in their work to disrupt the drug trade in the state and enhance their role in substance use awareness, prevention, and recovery.
COLUMBUS – The State Controlling Board has approved the release of $417,701 to support the second phase of the construction of Glenwillow-Tinker’s Creek Trail South Multi-Purpose Trail, State Representatives Thomas Patton (R-Strongsville) and Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) announced today.
Mission: Readiness Ohio this week honored Representative Tom Patton (R- Strongsville) with the "National Security Leadership Award" for his support of historic investments made in early childhood care and education in the state's operating budget, which was signed into law earlier this year.
State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) and Rep. Jeffrey Crossman (D-Parma) have introduced bipartisan legislation, House Bill 463, which increases the personal property recovery value in Ohio from $15,000 to $30,000.
COLUMBUS— State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) has introduced legislation that would place new limits on the sale of flavored vaping products in Ohio.
State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) today announced that a sales tax holiday will be held this weekend, an opportunity for parents to receive some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year which will also stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers. This year’s sales tax holiday was established by the state operating budget, House Bill 49.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) today announced Katie Romito as the 7th House District winner of the 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) today announced the Ohio House passage of legislation jointly sponsored by Reps. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Scott Ryan (R-Granville Township). Substitute House Bill 415 seeks to create the Local Government Road Improvement Fund, to which one half of state surplus revenue each fiscal year will be allocated. This will supply funds to local governments for road improvement projects.