State of Ohio Continues Making Strides

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I am pleased to see the continued reduction in Ohio's unemployment rate.  When I started in Office in January 2009, the unemployment rate in Ohio was 8.6%, and with the Strickland adminstration in charge, was on its way to 10.6%.  Last month that rate dropped again and now stands at 5.5%.  This shows that Republican efforts to reduce taxes and regulatory burdens are paying off.  The future also looks bright.  Major employers are bringing big operations here to Ohio.  Prior to the summer break, we passed bills that further reduce the tax burden on families, improve our workforce development efforts, our workers compensation system, and help returning veterans in need of educational opportunities.  We plan to continue our drive to further the Ohio recovery story.   

I am proud of what we have accomplished for our district and for Ohio --- but there is always more to do to keep Ohio on the path of recovery.  Here are some of the bills I am currently working on.  Click on the bill number to see more.

H.B. 4 - Creates micro-grants to local governments to facilitate efforts to assemble and analyze performance data.

H.B 9 - Revisions to statutes dealing with receivers and receivership properties. 

H.B. 276 - Revisions to medical malpractice law to limit admissibility of certain statements. 

H.B. 277 - Revisions to annexation laws that give a voice and a vote to land owning political subdivisions considering agreeing to expedited annexation proceedings. 

H.B. 552 - Creation of required information to be distributed to newborn or expectant parents of children with Down syndrome. 

Please contact me if you have any questions or ideas.   Thank you.

-Peter Stautberg