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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, […]

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 […]

Rep. Dovilla Announces Passage Of Charter School Reform Bill

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced House passage of House Bill 2, legislation he sponsored to strengthen Ohio’s charter school system. “Ohio has a long history of supporting school choice,” said Rep. Dovilla, who joint-sponsored the bill. “House Bill 2 provides viable, meaningful, and comprehensive reforms to charter school statutes, improving responsibility, transparency, […]

Protect seniors from abuse

Source: Columbus Dispatch A law to better protect seniors from neglect, abuse and exploitation deserves to be passed by the Ohio Senate. Stories of senior mistreatment, as vividly reported in The Dispatch’s March 15-16 “Elder Abuse” series, are stomach-churning. People have been scammed of their life’s savings after years of living frugally. Others have been horribly […]

Increasing Transparency In Our State Government

A transparent, honest government is something Ohioans expect and deserve.  As a vocal advocate for accountability in the public square, I have focused during my first four years in the Legislature on improving the openness of government to our state’s residents. When I began a review of transparency in state spending during my first term, […]

Rep. Dovilla Announces Ohio House Passage Of Bill To Reduce State Oil And Gas Regulatory Delays

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation to strengthen and protect the property rights of individuals wishing to benefit from the oil and gas resources on their land, and to establish a timeline for which applications for unitization must be handled by the state. Currently, the […]

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