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Rep. Dovilla Leads Small Business Roundtable

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) in conjunction with the Berea Chamber of Commerce and Olmsted Falls Chamber of Commerce hosted a small business roundtable discussion Wednesday evening. “Small business is the engine of Ohio’s economy.  That’s why I engage frequently with these job creators in our communities to learn more about what policies we can […]

7th District eNewsletter – June 2014

Representatives Dovilla and Pelanda Announce Passage of Legislation Supporting Ohio’s Beekeepers

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Dorthy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today applauded the unanimous passage of House Bill 474, legislation designed to support Ohio’s beekeepers through the creation of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association license plate fund. “I am gratified by the scores of Ohio small business owners and beekeepers who have testified in support of […]

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 […]

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