State Senator Matt Dolan Newsletter Volume 3 . I am always surprised how fast summer seems to fly by. I feel like it was only yesterday my boys finished school for the summer. Now they are nearly a month into the new year. Perhaps this summer went so quickly because I was in Columbus until late June, finishing up work on Ohio's operating budget. After long deliberation, testimony and -- dare I say it – compromise, the governor signed the budget at 11:45 PM on June 30. As with [Read More]
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State Senator Matt Dolan Newsletter Volume 3 . I have thoroughly enjoyed representing the people of the 24th State Senate District. The many letters, calls and emails that I have received discussing the issues that impact your lives, have been greatly appreciated. Every contact with you brings forth ideas on how to make Ohio a great place to live. With the budget now signed into law, I will be committing time over the next few months to work on legislation that improves the economic conditions in Ohio, provides additional [Read More]
State Senator Matt Dolan Newsletter Volume 3 One of the traps that policymakers in Columbus often fall into is the idea that the perspective developed amongst their peers inside the capitol, is one that is shared back home in their districts. That is not always the case, which is why even during the heat of budget negotiations, it was important to me to take advantage of opportunities to return to the district and attend as many meetings and events as possible. Over the past few months I have had [Read More]
State Senator Matt Dolan Newsletter Volume 3 . In “From the Desk of Matt Dolan”, I discussed with some detail, the state operating budget that was recently signed into law. However, I also voted on several pieces of legislation since the last newsletter. Below is the summary of all the legislation I voted on up to September 15. I voted YES on all of these bills: Education SB 8 creates the 1:1 School Facilities Option Program. This program will provide state assistance to school districts for facilities, security, or technology [Read More]
State Senator Matt Dolan Newsletter Volume 3 . Custom Products Corporation Every newsletter we profile a local business in our Northeast Ohio community. Earlier this month I met with Tim Stepanek, president and part owner of Custom Products Corporation, headquartered in Glenwillow. Originally a business forms management company started by Tim’s father in 1975 out of a single room, Custom Products has grown and evolved into a contract packager and supplier, operating in what is now 300,000 square feet of operating and warehouse space. Run by Tim and his [Read More]
State Senator Matt Dolan Newsletter Volume 3 . As the year progresses, it is important that we are able to measure how we are doing in a straightforward and meaningful manner. Because jobs and a growing economy play such an important role in the health of our communities, my initial focus will be on unemployment, wages and private sector growth. Below are some measures that I believe are good indicators of how we are doing in these areas. VOLUME THREE: VOLUME TWO: VOLUME ONE: [Read More]