Each year, hundreds of new bills are introduced in the Ohio House. Many of these pieces of legislation go on to become laws, moving out of the Statehouse to affect the lives of our citizens. However, even after the governor signs a bill into law, my colleagues and I are not done with it. In fact, it is the job of the state legislature to review the effectiveness of existing laws and government policies. The legislative process is never truly over, and there is always room for more scrutiny.
The state budget is one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by the General Assembly, and therefore, it deserves a thorough examination. In addition, the governor has included many innovative proposals within the MBR that will further the recent economic success that Ohio has experienced. Since the beginning of 2011, the governor and the state legislature have had a strong record of job creation and business development, and this review process will only enhance these gains.
The MBR can be confusing, so please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions concerning this topic. My office is always available to you as a resource, and I welcome your input as we move forward in this process.