"I look forward to working alongside my colleagues on this committee to ensure that each piece of legislation is thoroughly vetted and serves to improve the quality of life for all Ohioans," said Senator Eklund.
“There is no one silver bullet that will end Ohio's drug addiction crisis but this legislation takes important steps to prevent these addictive substances from falling into the wrong hands in the first place," said Eklund. "Along with efforts to enhance drug prevention education programs in our classrooms, these reforms will play an important role in helping to address the drug problem before it rears its ugly head."
Veteran’s Day is a time to express our gratitude for the current and former members of our Armed Forces. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate the end of the First World War, the day was later changed to Veterans Day to honor all American service members.
Labor Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that generations of American workers have made, both past and present. It is also a time to recognize how our workforce has risen to the challenge time and time again by continuing to be the foundation upon which Ohio's economic turnaround has relied in recent years.
“There is no one silver bullet that will end Ohio's drug addiction crisis, but a thorough reexamination of the prevention programs offered to our children marks another crucial step in our ongoing efforts to combat and preempt the problem," said Eklund. "Effective prevention programs have the ability to save countless lives by addressing the problem before it even begins at a fraction of the cost that addiction treatment programs demand."
Earlier this year, the Ohio General Assembly approved Senate Bill 264 allowing families to take advantage of tax-free savings when purchasing select items beginning Friday, August 5th and running through Sunday, August 7th.
Just as important, we also remember what our history teaches us. As a nation we face seemingly insurmountable challenges. Independence Day reminds us that we’ve faced them before and overcome. Whether we’re up against complex social problems or government overreach, we never stop believing that tomorrow can be brighter than today.
While fatherhood is a vocation as old as time, the institution of Father’s Day is relatively recent. The nation’s first statewide Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington State on June 19, 1910 and slowly the holiday gained traction.
"This legislation continues Ohio's commitment to combat drug addictions that devastate far too many Ohio families," said Senator Eklund, the bill's primary sponsor. "By plugging the leaks in the system, we can significantly reduce the illicit supply of opiates."