Ohio House Raises Awareness for Condition Impacting Newborns

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

The Buckeye Pathway and the 132nd General Assembly

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In the start of this new General Assembly, the Ohio House Republican Caucus is looking to improve the current life of Ohioans and look to make Ohio stronger in the future. The Speaker as announce the Buckeye Pathway. The Buckeye Pathway is the caucus’ guiding policy template that can assist in keeping the caucus on a pathway towards specific policy goals. …

Kaisch Reveals Two Year Budget Plan House to Deliberate

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This week we got to see Governor Kasich’s two-year budget proposal, and below are some important pieces that you should know: The budget is for a total of $144 billion over two years. There will be $39 million in tax cuts and a 5 percent fixed-rate tax on crude oil and natural gas. Ohio schools will get $200 million more …

Reining In Civil Asset Forfeiture

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These past few months have been incredibly busy at the people’s house in Columbus. We have been hard at work researching, crafting, and ultimately passing legislation that will help improve our great state of Ohio. One piece of legislation I believe will help Ohio is Substitute House Bill 347, legislation that limits the use of civil asset forfeiture. Recently, my …

Rep. Gonzales Announces Enactment Of Bill To Fund Community Improvement Projects

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State Representative Ann Gonzales (R-Westerville) today announced that a bill to fund community improvement projects will soon into effect. Senate Bill 310, also known as the capital budget bill, invests a total of nearly $2.6 billion in funding across Ohio for priorities like infrastructure, workforce development and the arts. The most significant portion of the funding goes toward supporting repairs …

Rep. Gonzales Welcomes Local Pastor To The Ohio Statehouse

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State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) welcomed Pastor Justin Grimm to the Ohio House today to give the opening prayer before session. “I am pleased to invite dedicated, servant leaders to the House of Representatives, when provided the opportunity,” said Gonzales. “People like Pastor Grimm, are the ones who make central Ohio such a great place to live.” Pastor Grimm is …

Providing Hope For Terminally Ill

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There are three words in life that many pray they never have to hear. Three words that can mean the difference between sickness and heath, life and death. Three words that leave many struggling to find hope. “You have cancer.” The unfortunate reality is, there are more people across the nation facing a devastating cancer diagnoses than ever before. In …