Senate District 32
Sean J. O'Brien
 
 
April 25, 2017
COLUMBUS - Today, State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded to the version of the state biennial budget bill, House Bill (HB) 49, that was proposed by the Ohio House of Representatives.  Among other things, this version of the budget set to be voted on by the House cuts “all-funds spending” by roughly $2.5 billion for fiscal years 2018-2019, adds additional funding to the governor’s proposed budget for fighting the opioid epidemic in Ohio, and provides more funding for K-12 education.
 
April 18, 2017
Columbus- State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded today to a deal reached between the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the soon-to-be defunct gas provider, Ohio Rural Natural Gas (ORNG).  Under the settlement, northeastern Ohio natural gas customers who were previously told they would be forced to pay to switch to a different provider will be allowed to keep their current service with no additional charge or gap in service.
 
April 12, 2017
Columbus- State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced today that his amendments to the General Assembly’s recently signed biennial transportation budget bill, House Bill (HB) 26, will re-name a highway and bridge after two Trumbull County citizens killed during the Vietnam War.  Once the bill is enacted, the bridge spanning Meander Creek in Niles along state route (SR) 46 will be known as the “Sgt. Bruce R. Jones Memorial Bridge”, while SR 7 in Trumbull County between SR 82 and SR 62 will be known as the “Virginia E. ‘Ginny’ Kirsch Memorial Highway.” 
 
April 11, 2017
COLUMBUS - State Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced today the release of funds by the state Controlling Board to be used to purchase a new community home in Trumbull County.  Released at the request of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), capital appropriations totaling $568,626 will be released, with $225,000 of that money going to purchase a community home at a location in Trumbull County that has yet to be determined.
 
April 4, 2017
COLUMBUS - Today, State Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s annual State of the State address, held this evening in Sandusky, OH.  Speaking after the address, the Senator expressed frustration with the Republican Governor’s track record on combating the recent opioid epidemic and state funding for education and local communities.
 
February 27, 2017
COLUMBUS - State Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced today the release of funds by the state Controlling Board, at the request of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), for the building of two new community homes in Trumbull County. In all, capital appropriations in the amount of $450,000 will be released to cover the cost of construction of the new facilities.
 
February 7, 2017
COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced the release of funds by the state Controlling Board to be used for upgrades to a prison alert system at the Trumbull Correctional Institution (TCI) in his district.  Capital appropriations in the amount of $16,580.84 will be released to upgrade the Man-Down Alert System at the correctional institution and ‘tie-in’ alarm sensors to 18 additional doors in highly sensitive areas of the Leavittsburg facility.
 
February 1, 2017
COLUMBUS - State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced today the release of standing committee assignments for all members of the Ohio Senate.  
 
January 23, 2017

COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced the release of funds by the state Controlling Board to be used for the initial phases of improvement projects at several Northeast Ohio state parks.  Capital appropriations in the amount of $436,850 will be released to amend the contract with Feinknopf, Macioce, Schappa Architects, who will then conduct site-specific improvement studies at Geneva, Mosquito Lake, and Pymatuning State Parks.

 
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