"When I first went to the Statehouse, we had an unemployment rate that was far above the national average," Coley said. "While we still have much to do, Its good to see that Ohio's unemployment rate is now consistently below the national average."
"Ohio casinos have enjoyed over $165 million in free promotional spend at the expense of schools and local government," said Coley who chairs the joint committee. "We have concerns about whether the state can continue to justify this preferential treatment. While the committee does not call for immediate legislation, further consideration on this very generous deduction is certainly warranted."
"Existing policies discourage new development and business expansion," said Coley. "Our plan will create an incentive for property owners to enhance land for future business development. Not only will the property owner benefit, but new business growth will lead to increased tax revenue which benefits the schools and local governments that support our communities."
Supported by various regional chambers of commerce, Senate Bill 235 is expected to enhance local economic development and community revitalization efforts by incentivizing business expansion and new construction projects.
"I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of John Hamen, especially his wife and seven children. This Veterans Day, let us extend our sincere gratitude and respect for John by honoring the sense of duty he displayed throughout his military and civilian careers. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
"I am honored to receive this award and look forward to continuing efforts to improve and innovate our education system on behalf of Ohio's students and families," said Coley. "We need to ensure that every taxpayer dollar being spent supports our students in the classroom, giving them the best opportunity for success in school and in life."
“Sometimes these condo and homeowners associations get overzealous with enforcement," said Senator Coley. "They forget the price paid by our men and women in uniform to secure the right to display our flag."
"This budget continues our efforts to lower the cost of government in Ohio while making sure that we provide for our students and those who are most vulnerable," said Senator Coley. "We are driving new dollars to the schools districts that need them most."
A.K. Steel will construct a new 120,000 sq. ft. research and development facility in Middletown and plans to hire an additional 15 employees as a result of the company's expansion project and the state assistance.