WATCH: Ensuring the vitality and safety of Ohio's waterways is a top priority for the Ohio Senate. This week's Senate Report takes a closer look at the significant progress happening at the Buckeye Lake dam renovation project and features interviews with Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark), Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer and local residents.

Back at the Statehouse, the Senate passed legislation this week in support of two important industries in Ohio, agriculture and tourism. Senate Bill 75, sponsored by Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) and Senator Shannon Jones (R-Springboro), removes many of the liability and regulatory challenges that restrict the growth of small businesses in Ohio's vibrant agritourism industry. The bill now moves to the Ohio House for consideration. You can read more here in the press release and news coverage.

 
 
 
  
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Hottinger Encourages Recent Graduates To Apply For The 2019 LSC Fellowship Program

 

“I highly recommend the LSC Fellowship Program to anyone who wants to start their career off on the right path," said Senator Hottinger. "The LSC Fellows in my office have worked alongside me in meaningful ways and have gone on to have very successful careers in the public and private sector.”



 
 

PHOTO: Hottinger Honors The 2018 Ohio Fairs' Queen

 

“Ohio’s future is bright thanks to young people like Morgan McCutcheon," said Senator Hottinger. "I was honored to recognize Morgan in front of the Ohio Senate today for her commitment to community, academics, and Ohio’s number one industry: agriculture."

 



 
 

A Holiday Message By State Senator Jay Hottinger

 

In the coming days, many of us will gather to spread joy and gratitude and to celebrate the Holiday season with family and friends around dinner tables, in houses of worship, and in front of a warm fire.



 
 

Hottinger Completes 2017 With Perfect Voting Record For 25th Consecutive Year

 

“Serving the people of the 31st Senate district is something I take great pride in doing," said Hottinger. "I am proud of my perfect record of attendance because it is an honor to be our community’s voice on important issues we care about such as creating jobs and making our hometowns safer.”