We are blessed to live in a country where we are free to pursue our dreams, worship without fear of persecution and choose our leaders in fair and democratic elections. Today we honor those who have served to defend these liberties.
"Our bill is simple: it's about lowering costs for Ohio's cities; and eliminating baseless stipulations some cities have placed on small businesses that would otherwise be willing to perform higher quality work at a lower cost," said Uecker.
Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) and Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to announce legislation that seeks to protect taxpayer dollars by prohibiting burdensome residency requirements placed on contractors by some local governments. The proposed legislation seeks to prohibit requirements which increase the costs of state-funded projects and decrease the number of qualified contractors that can bid on them.
"Ohio University Southern Campus serves as the economic development hub for much of southern Ohio," said Uecker. "Preparing a top-notch workforce for our region means investing in the facilities at OU Southern."
Last year, I joined my colleague, Senator Bill Beagle, in supporting Senate Bill 227 designating the second Tuesday of April as “Ohio Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day". The day is intended to raise awareness of the value of internships and co-op opportunities in Ohio as well as encourage businesses throughout the state to offer additional program opportunities. These programs give employers unique access to untapped talent without long-term commitments.
“It is important that we continue to support and advocate for programs such as the March for Meals campaign,” said Uecker. “Meals on Wheels helps ensure wellness and security for elderly members of our community.”
State Senator Joe Uecker today introduced legislation to decrease recidivism rates while giving assistance to those struggling with substance abuse.
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber selected State Senator Joe Uecker for three leadership roles in the Ohio Senate today.
State Senator Joe Uecker today announced Senate passage of House Bill 234. The bill advances several initiatives to modernize Ohio’s concealed carry laws by strengthening background checks and other accountability measures while also improving access to permits for law abiding Ohioans.
State Senator Joe Uecker today announced the Ohio Controlling Board’s approval of $934,750 for construction of improvements to the East Fork State Park Beach House facility.
Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) reminds Ohioans that September 27th marks the 42nd observation of National Hunting and Fishing Day.
State Senator Joe Uecker today introduced legislation to improve and streamline Ohio’s concealed weapons laws.
Senator Joe Uecker, joined by Representative Terry Johnson, today announced the introduction of legislation designed to increase Ohioans’ access to quality dental care.
Senator Joe Uecker today announced the 2014 Ohio Capital Budget has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly and will now be delivered to Governor John Kasich for his signature.
Senator Joe Uecker today announced the introduction of Ohio’s 2014 Capital Budget, which provides local investment dollars to support individual communities’ construction priorities. The bill funds needed improvements to public facilities across the state including schools, colleges and universities, and parks.
State Senator Joe Uecker announced the Ohio Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 25, which seeks to improve Ohio’s energy efficiency standards.
State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) today testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Senate Concurrent Resolution 25, which seeks to improve Ohio’s energy efficiency standards.
COLUMBUS–Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) announced the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 6 from the Ohio Senate today. This legislation seeks to renew the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP). The partnership between SCIP and the Ohio Public Works Commission finances public capital improvements to preserve and improve public infrastructure in communities across Ohio.
As 2013 comes to a close, Ohio’s taxes are lower, our schools have stronger funding, and the number of employed Ohioans is rising. While there is still more work ahead, we have many reasons to be thankful this holiday season and I believe that our state’s best days are ahead of us.
COLUMBUS– Governor John R. Kasich today signed into law Senate Bill 200, sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township), which modifies Ohio’s election law to create more accurate voter registration rolls.
Senate Bill 200 requires state agencies such as the Ohio Department of Health and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to begin sharing data with the Secretary of State so the voter registrations can be cross-checked for accuracy.
This legislation also alters the standard that determines how many electronic voting machines a county is required to have. The new standard accounts for the increase in early voting over the years and eases the financial burden placed on counties in purchasing the machines. Counties are not required to get rid of machines, and counties are able to purchase additional machines, if necessary.
An effort to further clean up Ohio’s voter database and ensure county election boards are not forced to purchase unneeded voting machines passed 58-32 as the House finished its final session for the year.
COLUMBUS — Ohio would cross-reference voter addresses with other state databases to try to clean up discrepancies under a voting bill that’s likely to pass the General Assembly on Wednesday.
Big Lots Store #428 on Beechmont Avenue was honored as the 2013 Business Advisory Council Employer of the Year on Friday, Oct. 11. The award was presented at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon and was given moments before Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor presented the keynote address on important issues taking place in Ohio.
Senator Joseph Uecker (R–Miami Township) was recently presented the Legislator of the Year award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ohio.
Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) recently announced the formation of the leadership team for the General Assembly’s Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus:
Senate Co-Chair Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township)
Senate Co-Chair: Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville)
House Co-Chair: Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R- Marysville)
House Co-Chair Representative Nick Barborak (D-Lisbon)
COLUMBUS– Senator Uecker (R–Loveland) today announced the passage of House Bill 59, the state’s two-year operating budget. This budget entails the largest single tax cut in the history of the state of Ohio giving tax relief to 98.5% of all Ohioans.
COLUMBUS-Senator Joe Uecker (R-Loveland) today honored the University of Cincinnati - Clermont College baseball team on their accomplishment of winning the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Small College WOrld Series Championship. The team had a rigorous schedule, yet achieved a 24-7-1 record this season before winning their prestigious small college world series title.
State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Loveland) released the following statement today, praising Ohio’s position as the number-one job creator in the nation for the month of May:
“Two years ago we took an $8 billion budget deficit and created a surplus of $1.5 billion. During the month of May the state of Ohio created 32,000 jobs, progressing more than any other state in the U.S. These remarkable accomplishments are certainly a result of the pro-growth strategies that myself and fellow members of the state legislature have been working on over the past two years.”
The Ohio Senate today approved House Bill 59, the state’s biennium budget proposal, which includes at its cornerstone a $1.4 billion tax cut for Ohio’s small businesses and a $717 million increase in state education funding, the largest legislative investment in education in more than 10 years. Announced by State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township), the nearly $62 billion bill acts as the state operating budget for the two-year period beginning on July 1, 2013.
State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) announced today the introduction of Senate Bill 139 which seeks to reform Ohio’s indigent defense system. Under the current system, each of Ohio's 88 counties operates its own indigent defense system, which has created vast discrepancies in the quality, efficiency and cost of representation.
State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Loveland) today announced that the Senate has passed Senate Bill 1, a new OhioMeansJobs initiative that aims at helping Ohio’s unemployed and underemployed find work through continued education and job training.
State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) today addressed members of the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission and the Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during the opening session of the 2013 Ohio Hispanic Legislative Day. During the session, entitled “Many Topics, One Voice,” Senator Uecker welcomed the members to the Ohio Statehouse and reminded the attendees of the important role that immigration and diversity play in making Ohio strong.
Ohio Senate President Keith Faber today named State Senator Joe Uecker to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State Government Oversight and Reform. As a member of the House of Representatives, Uecker served as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Commerce and Labor during the previous legislative session.
As part of the Opening Ceremonies of the 130th General Assembly, State Senator Joseph Uecker (R–Miami Township) was today officially sworn in as the Senator for the 14th District. Prior to his election to the Senate, Uecker served 4 terms in the Ohio House of Representatives.