Senator Matt Huffman - Senate District 12
 

02.13.18 - Huffman Announces 2019 Legislative Fellowship Program

 

“The fellows that have worked in my office have been an invaluable resource for my staff and me," said Senator Huffman. "They regularly help us with constituent communication, legislative research, and a broad array of priorities that often change from day to day.”

 
 

02.05.18 - Ohio Senate Passes Historic Congressional Redistricting Reform Plan With Bipartisan Support

 

Columbus – With unanimous, bipartisan support, the Ohio Senate today passed a plan to reform the process for drawing Ohio’s congressional districts. The passage of Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 follows weeks of negotiations between the leadership of both parties in the General Assembly and various redistricting reform coalitions.

 
 

01.29.18 - Republicans Announce Significant Changes Made To Congressional Redistricting Plan

 

“By defining a process and ensuring bipartisan support, we are proposing a historic change in how Ohio draws its congressional district lines,” said Huffman, sponsor of S.J.R. 5. “As part of our good faith effort to reach a solution, we are making substantial changes today based on our discussions with Democrat leadership and feedback we have heard from coalition leaders and the public. I believe we are providing the people of Ohio with a plan that is both fair and responsible.”

 
 

01.17.18 - Huffman Introduces Resolution To Reform Ohio's Congressional Redistricting Process

 

"We have heard the concerns of Ohioans to ensure that the process for drawing congressional district lines is fair and equitable no matter which party is in the majority, and we are committed to reaching a reasonable solution in a bipartisan manner," said Huffman.

 
 

10.10.17 - PHOTO: Huffman Introduces Bill Aimed At Scaling Back Administrative School Mandates

 

"All too often what sounds like a good idea in Columbus translates instead to burdensome paperwork and tedious tasks that distract teachers and superintendents from their primary role in our schools—educating students," said Senator Huffman.

 
 

10.09.17 - ADVISORY: Huffman To Announce Effort Aimed At Scaling Back Administrative School Mandates

 

"All too often what sounds like a good idea in Columbus translates instead to burdensome paperwork and tedious tasks that distract teachers and superintendents from their primary role in our schools—educating," said Senator Huffman.

 
 

09.06.17 - Local Law Enforcement Receive State Funds To Combat Heroin Crisis In Allen And Shelby Counties

 

"These programs build on our efforts to empower local communities as they tackle the heroin crisis and help those struggling with addiction to find the treatment they so desperately need," said Huffman. "We are grateful for the work being done by our law enforcement professionals to address this problem, which exists in virtually every community across this state."

 
 

08.22.17 - PHOTO: Western Ohio Lawmakers Honor Greenville Career Tech Team As 2017 National SkillsUSA Champions

 

"I am pleased to recognize students from the Greenville Technology Center today for their determination and talents in this years national SkillsUSA competition," said Huffman.

 
 

07.31.17 - Helping Families Save On Back-to-School Shopping: 2017 Ohio Sales Tax Holiday, August 4-6

 

This is a win-win for families, businesses and most importantly, students. I was proud to support this initiative, which will help families keep more of their hard earned money.

 
 

06.29.17 - Huffman Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation Banning Dismemberment Abortion Procedures

 

"It is the duty of the state to protect the rights of it’s citizens,” said Senator Huffman. "Our caucus is committed to protecting the health and well-being of Ohio’s pregnant women and babies and this legislation reflects that commitment." 

 
 

06.21.17 - Senate Budget Closes Fiscal Shortfall And Protects Essential Services For Ohioans

 

“All budgets are imperfect," said Senator Huffman. "There are things I’m glad are included, some I wish were eliminated, and others I’m happy were left out. I do not support the amendment to change setback requirements for the construction of wind turbines, and I worked with the Finance Chairman and leadership to pare down its effect. In addition, we should be doing more to solve the unpredictability of school funding in Ohio so that we don’t have the mad dash of school district appropriations moving up and down every two years."

 
 

06.12.17 - Huffman Announces Balanced Budget That Protects Essential Services And Reduces The Size Of Government

 

“Despite continually shrinking revenues, the Senate has worked to create a balanced budget that succeeds in tightening the State’s belt while still funding essential agencies and services in Ohio," said State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima). "As the budget process moves forward, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure the final product accurately addresses the needs of both my constituents and the state as a whole.”

 
 

05.05.17 - Huffman Honors Ohio's Parole Officer Of The Year

 

"Officer VanVorhis is an outstanding leader in both his volunteer and professional activities," Huffman said. "He serves as a role model for younger parole officers and has demonstrated a strong record of service providing for the safety of Lima residents and all Ohioans."

 
 

04.26.17 - Huffman Honors Mechanicsburg Wrestling Team As 2017 Division III State Champions

 

"I am honored to recognize such an outstanding group of young men," said Huffman. "Their discipline and hard work is paving the way to a bright future and I look forward to hearing of their future success." 

 
 

02.27.17 - Huffman To Join Local Leaders To Announce Legislation On Prevailing Wage Standards

 

State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) will announce the introduction of legislation that would would make participation in prevailing wage guidelines permissive, rather than required, for local governments institutions of higher education and specialty districts.

 
 

02.27.17 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Huffman To Join Local Leaders To Announce Legislation On Prevailing Wage Standards

 

State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) will announce the introduction of legislation that would would make participation in prevailing wage guidelines permissive, rather than required, for local governments institutions of higher education and specialty districts.

 
 

01.26.17 - Huffman Appointed To Influential Senate Rules And Reference Committee

 

"I am honored to have been selected to serve on this critically important committee," said Huffman. "As a member, I will continue to push for a common sense policy agenda that will create new opportunities for Ohio families."