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Bill adds to "Move Over, Slow Down" initiative
June 25, 2013
Reps. Ruhl and McGregor Applaud Passage of Highway Safety Legislation

Today, Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl (R-Mount Vernon) and Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 172, which requires vehicles to slow down, proceed with caution and, if possible, change lanes when passing highway maintenance vehicles that are stopped.

Ohio was #1 job creator in the nation
June 21, 2013

It was announced today that Ohio was the nation’s number-one job creator in May, with more than 32,000 new jobs created and an unemployment rate at 7 percent—half a point below the national average. Regarding the updated jobs numbers, Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released a statement.

Budget proposal maintains focus on helping families, creating jobs
June 20, 2013

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today were joined by Chairman of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) at a press conference to unveil a series of comprehensive tax reforms to be incorporated into the state operating budget.

Incentive to rehabilitate vacant buildings can help improve local economy
June 20, 2013
Reps. Pelanda and Baker Announce Passage of Bill to Stimulate Job Creation

Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R, Marysville) and Rep. Nan Baker (R, Westlake) applauded the passage of House Bill 135 through the Ohio House of Representatives, which authorizes a nonrefundable tax credit for the rehabilitation of a vacant building, for the purposes of possibly turning the once-vacant facility into a new business.


The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 23, sponsored by Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville), which creates a license plate dedicated to “Ovarian Cancer Awareness” and designates proceeds from the sales of this license plate to be specified for the "Cancer Support Community Central Ohio" organization.

Rep. Scherer Announces Passage of Agricultural Commodity Revisions

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 66, which revises the state’s Agricultural Commodity Handlers Law.


The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation to assist counties in carrying out their child abuse and child neglect prevention programs through certain administrative changes.

Legislation Honoring Fallen Ohioans Passes Ohio House

State Representative Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 19, legislation that designates several memorial highways in honor of 10 local heroes.

Legislation to Rebrand Ohio's Workforce Development Centers Moves to Governor

The Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to Substitute House Bill 1, which strives to streamline Ohio’s workforce development efforts and make it easier for Ohioans to utilize the resources that are available to them.


In an effort to reduce infant mortality across the state, and ensure the diagnosis and treatment of critical congenital heart defects, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 4, which requires hospitals and birthing centers to perform screenings pertaining to critical congenital heart defects in newborns.