Senate District 20
Tim Schaffer
 
 
 
 
August 4, 2020
COLUMBUS-State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) and State Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) announced today legislation that will significantly update local boards of health. Senate Bill 348 will allow local boards of health to reject orders from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) or Ohio Director of Health during periods of emergency including pandemic, epidemic, and events of bio-terrorism. However, the local board must approve any rejection of ODH orders by at least a two-thirds majority vote of the board and must have "collaborative consultation" with ODH.
 
July 31, 2020
COLUMBUS-State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) visited Muskingum County on Thursday and toured bridges with Muskingum County Engineer Mark Eicher, PE, PS that were funded by Ohio's Bridge Partnership program that began in 2013 through an amendment Schaffer carried.
 
July 27, 2020
COLUMBUS-State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) today announced the state's approval of over $87 million in additional funding for COVID-19-related expenses for Ohio's K-12 schools, libraries, veterans' homes and crisis support centers.
 
July 13, 2020
COLUMBUS-State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) announced today that the State Controlling Board has released over $1.461 million in funding for projects in the 20th Ohio Senate District including projects at Ohio University Lancaster, Dolgencorp LLC in Zanesville, and Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility.
 
July 2, 2020
As we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the founding of our nation through the Declaration of Independence, I want to take a moment to reflect on the men behind the document and the rights they fough ...
 
July 1, 2020
COLUMBUS-State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) expressed his support today for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which becomes effective today. The USMCA marks the beginning of a more balanced trade relationship between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
 
June 30, 2020
COLUMBUS-State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) introduced Senate Bill 333 this week, which will require the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to make payments in lieu of taxes (PILT) to local governments and school districts to make up for tax revenue lost as the State of Ohio purchases the AEP ReCreation Land property.
 
June 8, 2020
COLUMBUS—State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement regarding Dolgencorp LLC’s (Dollar General) announcement of the 130,000 square foot expansion of its distri ...
 
May 22, 2020
May is a time for celebration. The winter finally gives way to the warm sun, and we as a nation prepare for the celebrations of the summer to come. Let us not forget, however, those who have sacrifice ...
 
May 19, 2020
COLUMBUS - State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) has issued the following statement on the passing of Annie Glenn at age 100: “This is a sad day for the State of Ohio. We lost a great indivi ...
 
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