"As your State Senator, I am committed to protecting our communities from violent crime and giving law enforcement the tools they need to fulfill that mission. The legislature’s recent efforts, and those of Attorney General Mike DeWine, are an important step in the right direction. My colleagues and I will continue to build on those efforts to ensure that our families and communities are safe."
Members of the Ohio Senate today voted to approve legislation that seeks to conform Ohio’s tax code with recent changes to the federal tax code. Senate Bill 2 would save taxpayers nearly $22 million in fiscal year 2015 and would help prevent complications when Ohioans file their tax returns.
We recently held our first session in the Ohio Senate of the 131st General Assembly, the two-year cycle for introducing and enacting new legislation. The beginning of the new legislative session brings a flurry of activity – the consideration and passage of Ohio’s biennial budget, the introduction of new bills, and the re-introduction of some bills that were considered (but not enacted) by prior General Assemblies.
State Senator Larry Obhof today announced that he has introduced Senate Bill 26, which will reduce the filing fees necessary to start a new business in Ohio. Under Obhof’s bill, these costs would be reduced by more than 20 percent.