Senate District 17
Bob Peterson
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 27, 2013
COLUMBUS– Senator Peterson (R–Washington Court House) today announced the passage of House Bill 59, the state’s two-year operating budget. The bill contains as its cornerstones one of the largest single-year tax cuts in Ohio’s history as well as the largest legislative investment in public education in more than 10 years.
 
June 26, 2013
Senator Bob Peterson today honored Larry L. Long on his retirement after forty years of exceptional service with the County Commissioners' Association of Ohio. Long's impressive commitment to public service contributed to the growth and prosper of the state of Ohio.
 
June 14, 2013
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) this week named Senator Bob Peterson (R–Sabina) as a member of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission. The commission was formed by the legislature in 2012 to study the Constitution of the State of Ohio and make recommendations for amendments and improvements.
 
June 6, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson today applauded the Ohio Senate’s approval of House Bill 59, the state budget bill that includes a $1.4 billion tax cut for small businesses and makes the largest investment in public education in the last decade. The two-year, $61.8 billion budget also provides funding for state agencies and departments, as well as health and human services for Ohioans in need.
 
May 22, 2013
COLUMBUS — Legislation sponsored by State Senator Bob Peterson that aims to allow qualified government entities to save money and time by using an Agreed Upon Procedure (AUP) Audit was approved today by the Ohio Senate.
 
May 7, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson today announced that Cody Harper, a senior at Miami Trace High School, and Cody Graham, a senior at Wellston High School, have been awarded college scholarships through the Legislative Scholarship Program. Harper will use his $36,758 award to study computer information systems, while Graham was awarded $42,326 to pursue electronic engineering. Both will attend DeVry University at its campus in Columbus.
 
May 3, 2013
The first budget I ever developed was for my 4-H market hog project 40 years ago. That was the first of many budgets I have worked on including the annual budget for our family’s farm and then 15 budgets prepared for Fayette County as a county commissioner. These were great preparation for my role in helping to develop Ohio’s main operating budget.
 
April 29, 2013
Looking to make Ohio’s rule-making process easier to follow for both business owners and the public, State Representative Ross McGregor (R- Springfield) and State Senators Frank LaRose (R- Copley) and Bob Peterson today unveiled the new RuleWatch Ohio Web site. McGregor, LaRose and Peterson all serve as members of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), which is responsible for ensuring state agencies do not exceed their statutory authority through rules.
 
March 20, 2013
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate today approved Senate Bill 25, legislation introduced by State Senators Bob Peterson and Frank LaRose (R- Copley) that creates the SharedWork Ohio Program. The program provides employers and workers with an alternative to layoffs in which both sides agree to reduce the number of hours each employee works.
 
March 18, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson will hold open office hours for residents of the 17th Senate District on Thursday, March 21, 2013 and Friday, March 22, 2013
 
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