Today Governor John R. Kasich and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) issued the following statement regarding S.B. 310 (Balderson), legislation that initiates a process to update Ohio’s renewable energy mandates:
"The well-intentioned strategy developed in 2008 to encourage alternative energy generation mandated levels which are now emerging as a challenge to job creation and Ohio's economic recovery. They are simply unrealistic and will drive up energy costs for job creators and consumers. However, alternative energy sources are an important component of Ohio’s diverse energy portfolio, which is why we've rejected the notion of scrapping Ohio's renewable standards. Instead, by temporarily holding at our current level while problems are ironed out, we keep the progress we've made, ensure we steadily grow new energy sources and preserve affordable energy prices for both businesses and consumers.”
"Ohio is one of many states with Safe Haven laws on the books. Many Ohioans are unfamiliar with this law, but its practicality has the potential to save babies’ lives who are otherwise in danger of abandonment by birth mothers and fathers who find themselves in difficult circumstances and are unable to take on the challenges of parenthood. Instead of penalizing birth parents who can’t care for an infant, the Safe Haven law gives them an incentive to protect their child by placing him or her in good hands."
August is a hectic time of year and your shopping list is likely full of the necessities. It is our hope that the timing of this sales tax holiday will be helpful for parents, families and educators. As you are building your shopping budget and searching for all the best deals, this added measure of a freedom from the sales tax is sure to provide some financial relief.
"The end of the summer can be a challenging time for families, as parents prepare for their children to begin the new school year," said Obhof. "By allowing tax-free back-to-school shopping, this new law will help families stretch their dollar a little further.”
"Our goal is to establish a redistricting process that works for Ohioans, not politicians," said LaRose. "I'm proud of the plan we developed last year to achieve a more balanced way of drawing state legislative lines, and there is no good reason not to extend its provisions to federal districts as well."