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State Senator Gayle Manning (R- North Ridgeville) issued the following statement today regarding the Ohio Senate's passage of House Bill 153, the state's operating budget: "We passed a fiscally-responsible budget that eliminates a multi-billion dollar shortfall without raising taxes on Ohio families. In doing so, we have also made significant reforms to the way state government operates in an effort to better serve the needs of the people of Ohio. "With so much one-time money no longer available to us, I am proud that the Senate was able to find ways to help mitigate this loss while still reducing overall spending, especially when it came to our schools and local governments. Under our proposal, no public school district will receive less state aid than they are currently receiving (excluding federal stimulus funding), and we increased baseline local government support to $750,000 - meaning counties that receive that amount or less from the state will not be cut. "As a former teacher, I appreciate the priority placed on education by the Senate, as it is a major driver of our future economic success. By bolstering school funding levels over the biennium and providing an additional $30 million in incentives to high-performing schools, we will continue to ensure our students are prepared to succeed both in and out of the classroom."
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Manning Works To Increase Penalties For Promoting Prostitution, Stop Human Trafficking


COLUMBUS—State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) alongside Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) this week stood before the Senate Judiciary committee and reinforced the critical need to increase criminal penalties for individuals who are convicted of promoting prostitution in Ohio.


PHOTO: Manning Recognized As "Legislator Of The Year" By Ohio Alliance Of Recovery Providers


"I am honored and humbled to receive this award today, and am grateful for the hard work of many coalitions and stakeholders who I have collaborated with on these issues," said Senator Manning. "It takes more than just one person to tackle the challenges Ohio faces, and I am fortunate to work alongside people in our community who are full of passion and caring."


Historic Congressional Redistricting Reform Plan Passes Ohio Senate With Bipartisan Support


COLUMBUS—State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announced that this week the Ohio Senate passed a plan to reform the process for drawing Ohio’s congressional districts with unanimous, bipartisan support. 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.


PHOTO: Manning Honored For Efforts To Improve Addiction And Mental Health Services In Ohio


"I am honored to receive this award today— the goal of our work at the Statehouse is to support our local communities," said Senator Manning. "Our mental health professionals and law enforcement officials need the flexibility and training to effectively deliver critical services and carry out their missions."