Senate District 17
Bob Peterson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 22, 2013
COLUMBUS — Legislation sponsored by State Senator Bob Peterson that aims to allow qualified government entities to save money and time by using an Agreed Upon Procedure (AUP) Audit was approved today by the Ohio Senate.
 
May 7, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson today announced that Cody Harper, a senior at Miami Trace High School, and Cody Graham, a senior at Wellston High School, have been awarded college scholarships through the Legislative Scholarship Program. Harper will use his $36,758 award to study computer information systems, while Graham was awarded $42,326 to pursue electronic engineering. Both will attend DeVry University at its campus in Columbus.
 
May 3, 2013
The first budget I ever developed was for my 4-H market hog project 40 years ago. That was the first of many budgets I have worked on including the annual budget for our family’s farm and then 15 budgets prepared for Fayette County as a county commissioner. These were great preparation for my role in helping to develop Ohio’s main operating budget.
 
April 29, 2013
Looking to make Ohio’s rule-making process easier to follow for both business owners and the public, State Representative Ross McGregor (R- Springfield) and State Senators Frank LaRose (R- Copley) and Bob Peterson today unveiled the new RuleWatch Ohio Web site. McGregor, LaRose and Peterson all serve as members of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), which is responsible for ensuring state agencies do not exceed their statutory authority through rules.
 
March 20, 2013
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate today approved Senate Bill 25, legislation introduced by State Senators Bob Peterson and Frank LaRose (R- Copley) that creates the SharedWork Ohio Program. The program provides employers and workers with an alternative to layoffs in which both sides agree to reduce the number of hours each employee works.
 
March 18, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson will hold open office hours for residents of the 17th Senate District on Thursday, March 21, 2013 and Friday, March 22, 2013
 
February 27, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson today urged members of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee to support his legislation that would create a shared work program, also known as short-time compensation. Peterson is sponsoring Senate Bill 25 with Senator Frank LaRose (R- Copley).
 
January 11, 2013
This past week, I was honored to take the oath of office for the 17th Ohio Senate District as we began a new legislative session. Watching my colleagues take the oath of office, I was reminded of what a privilege it is to serve the people of Southern Ohio in the Legislature.
 
January 9, 2013
COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson was named Chairman of the newly-created Finance Subcommittee on General Government by Senate President Keith Faber (R- Celina). As chair, Peterson will play a key role in examining budget issues related to all aspects of government. The subcommittee is one of three created by President Faber as part of an overall restructuring of Senate committees to allow members to more effectively examine complex issues.
 
January 7, 2013
COLUMBUS — During today’s opening ceremonies for the 130th General Assembly, Bob Peterson was sworn in as the Senator for the 17th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses Fayette, Clinton, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Pike and Ross counties as well as portions of Lawrence, Pickaway and Vinton counties. Peterson was first appointed to the Ohio Senate in 2012, having previously served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and as a Fayette County Commissioner.
 
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