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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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PHOTO: Manning Joins Governor For Signing Of Bill To Strengthen Ohio's Protection Order Laws


"There are loopholes in the current law that this legislation helps to eliminate, in order to protect victims of domestic violence, making it clear, that if a protection order is deliberately violated, the violator could be prosecuted," said Senator Manning, who jointly sponsored Senate Bill 7. 


Bill Improving Mental Health Board Efficiency, Strengthening Response To Local Needs Heads To Governor


"Our mental health professionals need flexibility during crises in order to effectively deliver critical services and carry out their missions," said Senator Manning. 


REMINDER: Manning Welcomes Local Residents To Attend District Office Hours In Amherst


COLUMBUS—State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) is welcoming area residents to join her during district office hours on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Amherst, Ohio.


A Veterans Day Salute To Our Service Members


The brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces are always deserving of thanks. We owe them gratitude every day, every month, and every year. This Veterans Day, I want to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to veterans in Ohio and across the country.