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Including some parochial schools in voucher program is vote for equity

One of my top public policy priorities is providing a world-class education to Ohio’s children.  During my three terms in the House, I’ve focused on improving our public schools’ fiscal transparency, fought for taxpayers to protect our excellent suburban school districts’ state funding and worked to improve charter school accountability for the first time by […]

Rep. Dovilla Recognizes Polaris Career Center Students

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R–Berea) was joined Wednesday at the Ohio Statehouse by the Polaris Career Center Culinary Team.  Representative Dovilla presented the team with a resolution adopted by the Ohio House of Representatives honoring the students on their recent performance at the 2015 ProStart Invitational State Tournament. “It is an honor to recognize […]

Western Reserve Area Agency On Aging Honors Rep. Dovilla

BEREA – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today was presented with the “2015 Independent Living Award: Katz Excellence in Advocacy” by the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging at the organization’s annual meeting in Independence. The Katz Advocacy Award is sponsored by the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. “I am honored to receive this recognition from […]

Transparency goal of House Bill 46

Source: The Strongsville Post Author: Terry Brlas COLUMBUS – The State House passed House Bill 46, legislation that greatly improves government transparency. Ohioans will have an easier time of searching state government spending each fiscal year. HB 46 requires the Treasurer of State to establish and maintain the Ohio State Government database on the treasurer’s […]

School kids help dedicate Statehouse beehive

Source: Columbus Dispatch Author: Maria DeVito The newest additions to the Statehouse are sweet and sour. To celebrate Earth Day, the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board dedicated a beehive this morning on the northeast corner of the Statehouse grounds. A sourwood tree was supposed to be planted, but that was delayed because of chilly, […]

Rep. Dovilla Applauds Bipartisan Passage Of Biennial Budget

COLUMBUS – House Majority Whip Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today applauded passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the biennial state operating budget that allocates funding to schools, community projects and government initiatives, and provides significant tax relief to all Ohioans and small businesses in the state. As part of Am. Sub. House Bill 64, Ohioans will realize a tax cut totaling $1.2 […]

OHIO HOUSE LAW REQUIRES TREASURER TO HAVE ONLINE CHECKBOOK

Source: The Daily Jeffersonian Author: Marc Kovac COLUMBUS — The Ohio House OK’d legislation Wednesday requiring the state treasurer to create an online checkbook disclosing details of how tax dollars are spent. The action on HB 46 came months after Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel already launched a website accomplishing the goal of the legislation. Mandel […]

Giving Ohioans tools to hold government accountable

Source: Record Herald Over the past few years, the Ohio House of Representatives has led the way in making state government more accessible to Ohioans, the people who pay for it. It began two years ago with the decision to broadcast and archive House Finance Committee hearings online, where people can follow deliberation on the state […]

DeWine supports Ohio Elder Justice Act

Source: Sentinel-Tribune HAMILTON – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined state representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) and Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser to announce support for House Bill 24, the Ohio Elder Justice Act. The bill, which was introduced in January, has passed in the Ohio House of Representatives and is currently […]

Rep. Mike Dovilla Announces “Legislator For A Day” Reading Program Winners

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) has announced the winners of his fifth annual “Legislator for a Day” reading program. Children in grades one through six participated in the program by receiving a bookmark from their school librarian or by visiting the Berea, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls or Strongsville branches of the Cuyahoga County Public […]

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