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Dovilla Legislation on Government Accountability and Transparency Passes Ohio House

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced passage of House Bill 175, “Open Ohio.”  H.B. 175 provides for a state government expenditure database showing taxpayers exactly where their money is being spent. “Ohio is continually ranked as one of the least transparent states in the nation when it comes to providing taxpayers with relevant, easily […]

Rep. Mike Dovilla Releases Statement on New U.S. EPA Rules

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) released the following statement in response to the proposed U.S. EPA’s mandates on power plants and its effect on Ohioans: “It is abundantly clear that the proposed U.S. EPA mandates on electricity production will lead to increasing unreliability and unaffordable electricity prices for all Ohioans.  Ohio is already […]

Rep. Dovilla Recognizes State Gymnastics Champion Lindsey LaPinta

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R–Berea) was joined at the Ohio Statehouse by Lindsey LaPinta.  Representative Dovilla presented Lindsey with a resolution passed by the Ohio House of Representatives honoring her as the 2014 Ohio State Level 5 All Around Gymnastics Champion.  Lindsey, a fifth grade student from Olmsted Falls, also placed second in two events […]

House Bill 175

Source: Times Leader HOUSE BILL 175 makes a lot of sense in Ohio. The legislation would create a state government database on the Internet. Should it come to fruition, it would track expenditures by state government. Josh Mandel is the Buckeye State’s treasurer. He is a staunch supporter of House Bill 175. If the chief […]

Vote for Transparency

Source: Columbus Dispatch Ohioans deserve to have an easy way to see how government is spending their hard-earned money, yet legislation that would accomplish this is stalled in the Ohio House. Lawmakers should take action before they break for summer or be prepared to explain to the folks back home why they don’t want their […]

Ohio Bill Aims to Prevent Military Identity Theft

Source: Ashland Times-Gazette Author: Lisa Cornwell CINCINNATI — Members of the military hit by identity theft have more to lose than just credit ratings and money from their bank accounts. Damaged credit and large debt can lead to military disciplinary action, and innocent service members also can find themselves wrongly linked to crimes by identity […]

Rep. Dovilla Requests State of Emergency Declaration for Northeast Ohio Storm Damage

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) is requesting a declaration of a state of emergency from Governor Kasich for the communities impacted by the storms and flash flooding which occurred in Northeast Ohio. “The severe flood damage in Northeast Ohio has affected the lives of many people, leaving a devastating financial burden on our residents and […]

Dovilla Applauds Passage of Higher Education Legislation

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) has announced the Ohio House of Representatives’ concurrence in Senate amendments to House Bill 484, legislation that modifies laws regarding the state’s colleges and universities. “As a member of the House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education and an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace University, I believe strongly in the value […]

Representative Dovilla Recognizes Baldwin Wallace University Cyber Defense Team

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R–Berea) was joined at the Ohio Statehouse by the Baldwin Wallace University Cyber Defense Team.  Representative Dovilla presented the team with a resolution passed by the Ohio House of Representatives honoring the students on earning the title of State Champion at the 2014 Ohio Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The students participating […]

Mike Dovilla takes part in the Strongsville Middle School groundbreaking

Source: Sun Star Courier Author: Shirley MacFarland On May 9, State Representative Mike Dovilla joined members of the community, students, school administrators, elected officials and staff to celebrate the beginning of a major construction project for the future of Strongsville. “The learning which goes on in our district’s schools from elementary to high school has […]

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