Ohio House Sends Budget Bill to Governor Kasich

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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

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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

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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 …

Five Ways the Legislature Improved Ohioans Lives

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I have always seen the Ohio House of Representatives as the people’s house. The work I do, day in and day out is done purposefully to improve the lives of those living in the Buckeye state. While there is work done to make changes at state agencies and how they operate, I wanted to tell you about five changes that …

The Assembly in Review

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After a marathon 15 hour session in the House last Thursday, the General Assembly is finally over. Over these past two years I have worked on making sure that I was responsive to your needs and concerns. Every bill I worked on started when a constituent came to me with a problem. I wanted to review how I represented you …