Senate District 4
William P. Coley, II
 
 
 
 
September 23, 2016
Senator Coley will hold a press conference on Monday, September 26 to discuss his proposed legislation aimed at clarifying the legality of fantasy sports and e-sports in Ohio. 
 
September 13, 2016
Welfare programs exist to provide assistance the most vulnerable Ohioans. Fraud hampers our ability to serve those who legitimately need our support. We owe it to these families and Ohio's taxpayers to ensure that government assistance programs are used, not abused.
 
August 4, 2016
"We are excited to announce new opportunities that will attract tourism to our state parks and their surrounding communities," said Senator Coley. "As the birthplace of aviation, it is incumbent upon us to make our state one which welcomes aviation enthusiasts and puts Ohio on par with other states."
 
July 28, 2016
I was proud to join my legislative colleagues in renewing a three-day Sales Tax Holiday during the first weekend in August to assist families by easing the financial burden as they check off items from this year's shopping list.
 
May 25, 2016
"It's an honor to recognize President Hodge for the impact he has made on the students and faculty of Miami University throughout his decade of service to Miami University and southwest Ohio," said Coley.
 
April 18, 2016
"Since their operations began in 2012, casinos have failed to provide the tax revenue and job-creation that the people of Ohio were promised. Casino developers built casinos smaller than their initial commitments, resulting in about 40 percent less gaming positions than planned. Operators have insisted that the smaller facilities would not have a negative impacts on the tax revenues that the state collects, but unfortunately, the operator’s statements appear to be wrong."
 
February 18, 2016
"While we’re happy that Ohio’s unemployment is at a 40 year low, there are still far too many people who could work and aren’t working for one reason or another," said Coley. "We want to continue our efforts to create a positive business climate where people can find work and thus reduce dependency on the government."
 
February 9, 2016
"The LSC Fellowship allows recent graduates to gain real-world public policy experience," said Coley. "For many, this fellowship is just the beginning of successful careers in public service."
 
January 29, 2016
"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."
 
December 28, 2015
"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."
 
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