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Representative Gonzales Recognizes The City Of New Albany As The Best Suburb In America For 2015

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Today, State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) honored the city of New Albany for being named the best suburb in America for 2015 by Business Insider. “I am proud to represent great communities like New Albany,” said Gonzales. “Cities like theirs are what make Ohio such a great place to live and work.” Business Insider compiled a list of the 50 …

HB359 Floor Speech

House Passes Legislation To Establish Address Confidentiality Program In Ohio

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State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville)  today announced passage of House Bill 359, legislation she sponsored with Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), which establishes for the first time in Ohio an Address Confidentiality Program for stalking and domestic violence victims. HB 359 allows domestic violence victims, as well as victims of rape, sexual battery, menacing by stalking and human trafficking to secure …

Reducing Our Children’s Risk For Abusing Drugs

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According to the CDC, we are in the height of flu season, meaning many of us will find ourselves running to the local pharmacy to pick up some cold medicine. The most common over-the-counter cough medicines, however, contain an ingredient called dextromethorphan. While low doses of this ingredient are key to helping us fight our cold, some youth have taken …

2015 Marks A Good Year For The Ohio Legislature

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As I reflect on this past year, I am reminded of the many things that the Ohio Legislature has accomplished. This year we have made significant impacts through various endeavors, which I am excited to share with all of you. As your state representative, I have been working to accomplish as much as I can to help our community and …

Expanding Government Transparency Benefits Taxpayers

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COLUMBUS – Recently, the Ohio House has partnered with Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel to improve government transparency through an initiative known as Ohio’s Online Checkbook. The checkbook displays over $400 billion in spending with full search, compare, and share capabilities. Over 100 local governments and school districts have worked with the program to put their spending online for the taxpayers to …

Ohio House Passes Legislation Aimed At Reducing Rate Of Meningitis

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 121, which would require students of certain ages to be immunized against meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease can refer to any illness caused by the meningococcus bacteria. These illnesses are often severe and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord and bloodstream infections. According to the United …

Ohio House Of Representatives Passes Bill To Protect The Freedom To Display American Flags

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 18 with bipartisan support, sponsored by State Representatives Tim Ginter (R-Salem) and Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville).  HB 18 prohibits landlords from restricting the display of American flags, service flags and the National League of Families POW/MIA flag. “Thousands of Americans fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy today,” said Ginter. …

Rep. Anne Gonzales Applauds Amazon Expansion Expected To Bring One-Thousand Jobs To Central Ohio

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COLUMBUS – State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) applauded today’s announcement that Amazon will be expanding its operations into Ohio, expected to add about 1,000 jobs in the state over the next several years. “I am happy to hear that Amazon has chosen New Albany for one of their data centers,” Gonzales said. “This will continue to support the economic development …

State Representative Anne Gonzales Honors Bicentennial Of Blendon Township During Ohio House Session

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COLUMBUS – State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) recently presented a resolution honoring the bicentennial of Blendon Township. The resolution reads, in part: “Since its inception two hundred years ago, Blendon Township has experience dramatic growth and change, and yet, commendably, even as its residents have exuberantly embraced the promise of a bright future, they have never relinquished their appreciation for the …

House Bill 2 – Making Improvements To Our Charter Schools

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Our state is home to some great charter schools, but we in the state legislature needed to take some steps to ensure that the students at these institutions are receiving a high quality education. Legislation that was recently passed in the Ohio House, House Bill 2, will move to make some changes to this system. HB 2, sponsored by Representatives …