Ohio House Economic Recovery Task Force

State rep. again calls for virtual hearings, testimony during pandemic

BY: - January 25, 2021

When Ohio business owners were asked early on in the pandemic to share their concerns with lawmakers, they were given a chance to do so via Zoom video conference. And when lawmakers on the Ohio Controlling Board hold regular meetings, they discuss budgetary issues with agency officials on a similar digital platform. But ordinary Ohioans […]

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Legislative staffers worried about opening of the Ohio Statehouse

BY: - April 24, 2020

Several legislative staffers are concerned coming back to work next month could unnecessarily expose them to the risk of coronavirus, and is just a political exercise. On Thursday, House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, announced staffers would be coming back to work at the Riffe Center offices and the Ohio Statehouse two days a week starting […]

Dem lawmaker introduces tax amnesty bill for businesses, taxpayers

BY: - April 22, 2020

The impact of coronavirus-related economic losses will not fully be realized until much later, according to state officials, but one lawmaker said he’s trying to hold off some of the losses in the form of delinquent taxes. State Rep. Thomas West, D-Canton, is leading an effort to get a temporary tax amnesty program through the […]