Senate District 17
Bob Peterson
December 21, 2015
As Chairman of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, Sen. Peterson championed municipal tax reform, which takes effect January 1 and will result in significant compliance cost savings for Ohio taxpayers.  Peterson also led the amendment process related to state tax reform during the biennial budget debate, ensuring that common sense changes were adopted. Sen. Peterson sponsored Senate Bill 2 (131st GA), tax conformity legislation that enabled taxpayers to make adjustments to 2014 returns to decrease tax liabilities and compliance costs.
November 18, 2015
"This bill simultaneously promotes small business growth while protecting and expanding opportunities for Ohio's agriculture industry," said Peterson. "It's important that we allow entrepreneurs to thrive while promoting the diverse experiences that Ohio agriculture has to offer." 
November 17, 2015
“Today we honor a young man who gave his life in his service to our country,” said Peterson. “This memorial is one way we pay our respects, show our gratitiude and ensure that his legacy as an American hero will long be remembered.”  
November 17, 2015
“This young man understood the meaning of service and sacrifice for one’s country,” said Peterson. “Army Specialist Jenkins paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedom and for this we owe he and his family a debt of gratitude.” 
October 1, 2015
State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) issued the following statement regarding the progress of the oil and gas severance study:

“The severance working group is diligently working on its draft report. Changing market conditions within the oil and gas industry provided an extra challenge, and we believe it is far more important to get it right than to meet a calendar guideline. We’ve made significant progress, and remain confident, a long term solution can be found that can address market conditions and the future of the industry in Ohio.”
August 31, 2015
State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) will hold district office hours in Vinton, Jackson, Gallia and Lawrence counties throughout the day on Friday, September 4, 2015 to meet with constituents.
August 26, 2015
"This is an important new step in the statewide effort to prevent the premature deaths of Ohio infants," said Peterson. "The Commission will play an important role in assisting the legislature to develop new policies and reduce our state's abysmal infant mortality rate."
August 10, 2015
State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) will join the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, higher education leaders and others to announce plans for the new Higher Education Regional Partnership and Training Center that will bring job training and accreditation programs to the region. Senator Peterson supported an amendment in the state's main operating budget to provide state funds for the project. 
August 7, 2015
It is hard to believe that we are more than half way through 2015. Several important holidays have already passed, but there’s one more holiday going on now that should be on your calendar: Ohio’s first-ever Sales Tax Holiday, which runs until midnight on Sunday, August 9. Ohio’s new holiday will help save families more money while allowing them to invest in their highest priority—their children. 
August 4, 2015
Members of the Ohio Senate Agriculture Committee experienced a change of scenery today, replacing suits and ties with short sleeves and boots as they convened during a special committee meeting held at the Ohio State Fair.
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