At today’s session (1:30 pm), the Senate will consider the following legislation: Enhancing Job Creation: Last year, the Ohio General Assembly created JobsOhio, a new aggressive approach toward job creation in the state. Senate Bill 314, sponsored by State Senators Mark Wagoner (R-Ottawa Hills) and Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard), completes the transition of the Ohio Department of Development into the new Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA), a structure to more effectively serve the needs of its customers and support the mission of JobsOhio. In addition, the bill creates TourismOhio, a tourism pilot program established to promote the state as a travel and tourism destination. It also improves access to financing for small and minority-owned businesses. The Senate will consider the following concurrent resolutions: Urge Congress to Save Jobs: More than 800 jobs are at stake if Congress and the U.S. Defense Secretary eliminate the C-27J aircraft program at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield. Sponsored by State Senators Larry Obhof (R- Montville Township) and Kris Jordan (R- Powell), Senate Concurrent Resolution 29 formally urges Congress not to terminate the program. The C-27J is a versatile aircraft capable of filling numerous roles in support of combat and humanitarian operations. Honoring Members of Black Brigade: Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney (D-Cincinnati) sponsored Senate Concurrent Resolution 23 to commend the Black Brigade who defended Cincinnati in 1862. The resolution designates brigade members as veterans of the American Civil War.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Today in the Ohio Senate