Statement from State Senator Matt Dolan

I won the election in 2016 on potential -- I won re-election tonight on validation of that potential. I am grateful and excited to continue representing Ohio’s 24th Senate District. My focus will remain the same. I will continue to work to create a vibrant economy while defeating COVID-19 with a scientific approach. I will maintain my bi-partisan approach to achieve quality schools, safe communities, a clean Lake Erie and an innovative energy policy. Thank you to the voters for the opportunity to serve. [Read More]

Statement from State Senator Matt Dolan2020-11-04T09:58:59-05:00 Editorial Board Endorsement:

As a voice of moderation and an advocate for Greater Cleveland’s interests in Columbus, state Sen. Matt Dolan, a Chagrin Falls Republican, has been an asset for this region during the last four years as a state senator -- as he was in his earlier stint in the Ohio House. (Dolan left the House in 2010 to run unsuccessfully for Cuyahoga County executive.) A lawyer, Dolan’s gifts for complex budgeting and compromise were recognized in the Senate -- as they had been in the House -- when he [Read More] Editorial Board Endorsement:2020-10-06T15:10:16-04:00

Highland avoids deficit spending in June, thanks to HB164 

Highland Local School District Treasurer Neil Barnes told the board that state legislators voted to return  more than  half of state aid that the district had expected to lose by June 30. At the May school board meeting, Superintendent Catherine Aukerman reported Highland lost nearly 19 percent of its state funding  when Ohio’s education budget was cut by  $355 million. Since then, state legislators passed and Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 164, Barnes said, “which actually returned some of that initial cut of $913,000 to us. We [Read More]

Highland avoids deficit spending in June, thanks to HB164 2020-07-20T15:09:31-04:00


Senator Matt Dolan led the charge to pass House Bill 197 that continued vital state government operations, provided flexibility to schools for distance learning and responded to the COVID-19 global health emergency. Included in House Bill 197: Allowed school district flexibility and waived testing requirements. Filled healthcare workforce vacancies by creating a temporary license for new nursing graduates. Ensured Ohioan’s water supplies would not be shut off. Extended government-issued licenses and provided a 90-day window for renewal. Streamlined unemployment compensation benefits. DISTRIBUTING CRITICAL [Read More]


Ohio lawmaker says gun bill is good for both sides

Republican Ohio Senator Matt Dolan says it's time for Ohio to address the issue of gun violence in the state and believes his bill does exactly that. Image: Marcin Wichary "This bill addresses what the citizens of Ohio want us to address. We need to curb gun violence in our streets, we need to stop these mass shootings and we need to address that the majority of gun violence is suicide and this bill gives them help," he said. Senate Bill 221, which has the support of [Read More]

Ohio lawmaker says gun bill is good for both sides2019-12-06T14:46:52-05:00

STRONG Ohio bill will make a difference in controlling gun violence: Matt Dolan

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- The “STRONG Ohio” initiative to reduce gun violence is a meaningful response to Ohioans who demanded we “do something” about the all-too-frequent gun violence on our streets and in our homes, and to horrific events such as the mass shooting in Dayton. I agreed to be the sponsor of Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun reform bill because it is constitutional, effective and, most importantly, will save lives. AP Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, center, greets Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, left, before speaking at a news conference Monday, Oct. [Read More]

STRONG Ohio bill will make a difference in controlling gun violence: Matt Dolan2019-12-06T14:42:37-05:00

Lawmakers Strike Agreement On Transportation Budget, Send Measure To DeWine

After hitting several speedbumps along the way, the state's transportation budget is finally on the road to Gov. Mike DeWine's desk, fueled by a significant hike in gasoline and diesel taxes. Adoption of the $8.5 billion transportation budget (HB 62) comes two days after the March 31 deadline. Leaders of both chambers worked behind the scenes to reach a compromise on the size of a gas tax increase. They ultimately settled on 10.5 cents per gallon, bringing the total to 38.5 cents. That figure is closer to the House-passed [Read More]

Lawmakers Strike Agreement On Transportation Budget, Send Measure To DeWine2019-12-04T10:26:37-05:00

Obhof Names Dolan as Chair of Senate Finance Committee

COLUMBUS—Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) announced today that he will appoint Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, the panel responsible for managing Ohio’s biennial state budget bill. “Matt brings an extensive and diverse knowledge of financial matters to the Statehouse from his experiences in both the public and private sectors,” said Obhof. “I value his commitment to an open and thorough review and debate of the state’s operating budget, one of the most complex and important pieces of legislation we will consider throughout [Read More]

Obhof Names Dolan as Chair of Senate Finance Committee2020-03-05T13:26:03-05:00

NFIB: Dolan a Strong Voice for Fiscal Responsibility

COLUMBUS, June 13, 2016 – The National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio (NFIB/Ohio), the state’s leading small business association representing 25,000 entrepreneurs, is proud to announce its endorsement of Matt Dolan who is seeking election to Ohio’s 24th Senate District seat. The district is home to 361 dues paying members of NFIB/Ohio. This endorsement today comes from the NFIB/Ohio SAFE Trust, the organization’s political action committee. Dolan has a platform of being a strong voice for fiscal responsibility, smaller government, and lower taxes. During his time in the Ohio House [Read More]

NFIB: Dolan a Strong Voice for Fiscal Responsibility2020-02-20T16:11:25-05:00
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