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Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:45 PM

In-Demand Jobs Week Spurs Workforce Development

One of the top issues our state faces is the disconnect between education and career readiness, demonstrating the importance of workforce development. Currently, there exists a gap between working-age adults and the degrees and skills necessary to be successful in the current and future labor market. My goal in the legislature is to reduce that gap, thereby filling open jobs and helping Ohioans obtain fulfilling careers.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:00 AM

Kasich signs bill to establish drug court

Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law today that is to pave the way for the first multi-jurisdictional drug court in the state to operate in Seneca County.

According to a release from the office of State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, the PIVOT — Participation in Victory of Transition — drug recovery program is to make Seneca County courts more efficient when addressing low-level drug offenses.

The new law established the court, which consolidates drug court proceedings for Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court and Seneca County Common Pleas Court.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:00 AM

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Multi-Jurisdictional Seneca County Drug Court

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that the governor has signed into law House Bill 354, a bill that Reineke sponsored to enhance efficiency in the way Seneca County courts address low-level drug offenses.

The new law establishes a pilot program that consolidates certain drug court proceedings for the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court and the Seneca County Court of Common Pleas, both of which are now located in the same building, the new Seneca County Joint Justice Center. Because Seneca County is predominantly rural, both courts see the same defendants and deal with the same issues, regardless of jurisdiction.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Applauds House Passage Of Legislation Expanding High-Speed Internet To Rural, Unserved Areas

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded the passage of legislation today by the Ohio House to help expand high-speed internet access to rural areas across the state.

Sponsored by Reps. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Jack Cera (D-Bellaire), House Bill 378 creates the Ohio Broadband Development Grant Program. The program would invest $100 million over the next two years through the proceeds of bonds supporting Ohio’s Third Frontier Program.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:00 AM

Reineke Highlights Needed Reforms To Wind Turbine Setback Regulations

COLUMBUS – State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was joined by a group of local officials and school representatives in Columbus today to urge support of Senate Bill 238, legislation sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls). The bill will reform wind turbine setbacks passed in 2014, which decelerated wind energy production in Ohio. Communities such as Seneca County, which Reineke represents, have been negatively impacted by these setbacks.

A recently released study from A Renewable America shows that Ohio stands to gain over $4 billion in investment from wind farm construction. This can only happen if Ohio first fixes its restrictive wind turbine setback law, which acts as a functional moratorium on new projects.

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