Leading Legislative Response to COVID-19

Lead the charge to pass legislation to provide flexibility to our state agencies and our local communities.

Ohio lawmakers debate what should be in coronavirus bill
Ohio lawmakers favor rescheduling primary election earlier than June 2, House Republican says

Helping End Human Trafficking in Ohio

Working with law enforcement, Senator Matt Dolan sponsored and passed a bill to help end human trafficking, increasing penalties for traffickers.

Governor signs bill toughening Ohio’s trafficking penalties
Ohio Senate Unanimously Passes Bill To Fight Human Trafficking, Curb Prostitution

Fighting to End Gun Violence with ‘STRONG Ohio’

Legislation initiated by Senator Matt Dolan will secure your Second Amendment rights while protecting Ohioans from gun violence by taking guns out of the hands of violent individuals who are deemed a threat to themselves or others and gets them the treatment they need.

Letter: STRONG Ohio plan
Spotlight On Otterbein, Gun Law Bill Sparks Debate

Securing Schools and Places of Worship

Senator Matt Dolan led the initiative to provide additional funds for securing our schools and places of worship to make them safer.

safety grants are a game-changer

Treatment for Opioid Addicts

Senator Matt Dolan fought the opioid epidemic in Ohio by investing in addiction treatment and staying focused on punishing drug dealers – not their victims.

Opioid addiction treatment targeted in Ohio capital budget bill
Gov. John Kasich proposes new opioid rules for chronic pain patients

Upgrade Technology to Protect Citizens’ Private Information & Improve Access to Government Services

Senator Matt Dolan passed legislation introducing new, secure technology into state government to better protect citizens’ private information. Dolan embraced cutting edge technology to promote more efficient and effective government services. Services like the BMV could move entirely online.

Ohio legislature passes blockchain legislation
Blockchain-based Businesses | Blockchain Development
State Legislators Receive Small Business Advocate of the Year Awards


Train Ohio’s Workforce for the Future

Senator Matt Dolan passed legislation aimed at training Ohio’s 21st-century workforce by connecting workers with trade unions and local community colleges to earn in-demand degrees.

Reducing Health Care Costs While Preserving Private Insurance

Legislation authored by Senator Matt Dolan allows pharmacists to join a collaborative team of doctors and specialists to better serve patients, reduce health care costs and mitigate opioid addiction in our community.

Pharmacist provider status legislation passes Ohio House unanimously!
Ohio hits provider status milestone with new law

Increased Funding for Communities to Upgrade Roads and Bridges

Senator Matt Dolan helped pass Ohio’s transportation budget bill, which for the first time, sends more money to our local governments to improve roads and bridges.

House, Senate Raise Ohio Gas Tax Total To 38.5 Cents A Gallon
$55 million annually for public transportation
Dolan amendment, MCO sales tax fix is added to the state budget

Job Creator

Senator Matt Dolan passed a new job creator tax credit in Ohio, encouraging employers to hire more people and allowing employees flexibility to work from home. He saved small business tax benefits—saving thousands of jobs in Northeast Ohio.  Additionally, making Ohio attractive for outside business investment.

Solon works to get the ball rolling to ‘job hub’


Strongest Advocate for Protecting Lake Erie and Water Quality

In the Senate, Senator Matt Dolan is taking the lead on legislation that protects the health of Lake Erie and invests in our water quality throughout the state.

Lawmakers prioritizing water quality
Ohio Senate targets water quality response

Leader on Clean Energy

Senator Matt Dolan introduced legislation to help Ohio produce more alternative energy so the state can develop clean energy jobs for years to come.

CCEF announces 2018 Conservative Clean Energy Champions
Changes expected before nuclear subsidy bill gets mid-May House vote
Ohio wind-energy setback reform equates to jobs

Bipartisan Support for Balanced Budget

As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Matt Dolan led the bipartisan effort to balance Ohio’s state budget, which passed unanimously among all Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.

Senate GOP 2-year Ohio budget proposal includes lower taxes
Panel Unanimously Sends Changed Budget Ahead For Full Senate Vote