It is Petition Time Again

Anne Gonzales Campaign Press Releases, News

Along with the cold weather, November brings elections. Earlier this month concluded the 2017 General Election. Hundreds of local candidates and judges either continued or started their public service in city and township governments across the state. I want to congratulate them on their success. When one campaign ends, the next one, however, begins. Last month I officially announced my …

I’m Running for State Senate

Anne Gonzales Campaign Press Releases, News

Today I announced that I am running for the Ohio State Senate. You can read the official press release below. State Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-19) today announced her candidacy for the State Senate in 2018. The seat is currently held by Sen. Kevin Bacon, who is ineligible to run again. A leader on healthcare policy in Ohio, Anne has a …

Protecting the Rights of Blind Parents

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

Over the summer, Rep. Jeff Rezabek and I introduced House Bill 309, which will prohibit a person’s blindness from being used to deny or limit custody; parenting time; visitation, adoption, or service as a guardian or foster caregiver, regarding a minor. We were visited by a group of blind individuals who informed us about the issues that some in their …

Helping Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

This General Assembly, I am working on legislation that will help Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) better utilize their medical skills within their scope of practice. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses that provide anesthesia to patients. Ohio has more than 2,000 CRNAs, and I met with some to talk about the issues they are facing. From this conversation and input from …

Ohio House Sends Budget Bill to Governor Kasich

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

Today the Ohio House approved the Conference Committee Report on Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. In this budget, the Ohio House wanted to cut costs, help Ohioans, and address Ohio’s dangerous drug epidemic. Here are some of the things this budget will do for Ohio: $180 million in new funding to tackle the state’s drug epidemic …

Ohio House Approves Legislation to Renew Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

Today we approved Senate Bill 9, which creates another year’s Sales Tax Holiday for the back-to-school shopping season. Once again the savings will apply to items of clothing priced at $75 or less; commonly used school supplies such as crayons, book bags, pencils, etc. priced at $20 or less; and school instructional materials like textbooks and workbooks priced at $20 or …

Ohio House Raises Awareness for Condition Impacting Newborns

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation they jointly sponsored that raises awareness for Congenital Cytomegalovirus, an infection that affects 30,000 babies every year in the United States. House Bill 165 would designate June as “Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness (CMV) Month.” The infection acquired by the fetus from the mother …

Ohio House Passes Balanced Budget

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

Today the Ohio House passed House Bill 49, the state operating budget. House Bill 49 contains a budget that is $2.5 billion less than the executive proposal, but will still work to fix some of the biggest issues Ohioans face, including: $80 million toward rehabilitation and other treatment programs to help people addicted to controlled substances. $50 million toward supporting …

What I’m Doing for Ohio’s Women

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

This General Assembly, I am working to tackle some issues that are currently affecting women in Ohio. First, I am sponsoring House Bill 13, a bill that will allow women who are breastfeeding to be excused from jury service. Without this bill, breastfeeding woman may be required to serve on a jury and receive very little in the way of …

House Designates Barn As Official Architectural Structure Of Ohio, Bill inspired by local students

Anne Gonzales News, Office Press Releases

COLUMBUS—State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation she sponsored that designates the barn as the official historical architectural structure of the state, highlighting Ohio’s heritage and agricultural legacy. Brought to Rep. Gonzales by students from the Westerville City Schools Gifted Education Program, House Bill 12 works to emphasize the importance of preserving these historic …