COLUMBUS–Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) recently was named the 2013 Legislator of the Year by Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow.Uecker was chosen for the honor based on his leadership on broadband issues in the state legislature.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition from Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow,” Sen. Uecker said. “While Ohio is making progress in areas like increased access to Broadband Internet, there is still much to be done.”

Uecker recently announced the formation of the bipartisan Broadband and Technology Caucus, which seeks to encourage the expansion of broadband access through legislative involvement in the Ohio General Assembly.

Each year, Technology for Ohio’s Tomorrow looks for one member of the Ohio House or Senate to recognize for his or her leadership on technology-related issues during the legislative business of the preceding year.  This legislator should demonstrate that he or she has an understanding of the increasing importance of technology in the everyday lives of Ohioans, and accordingly places a high priority on technology-related legislation and policies in his or her work in the Statehouse.

 
 
 
  
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Uecker Introduces Bill To Reform State Agency Rulemaking Process

 

“Whether you own a small business or are simply dealing with over regulation as an individual, we can all agree that strengthening efficiency and transparency will be a positive thing for the state's rulemaking process,” said Uecker.



 
 

Uecker Introduces Bill Supporting Rights Of Ohioans To Defend Themselves And Their Families

 

"The sad reality is that in cases of self-defense, law-abiding Ohioans are guilty until proven innocent," said Uecker. "Only compounding the anxieties of such a life-or-death situation is the obligation to prove your own innocence if, God-forbid, you are forced to use a firearm to defend yourself or your family."



 
 

Uecker Appointed To Foundation For Promoting Job Creation In Southern Ohio Farming Communities

 

"I'm honored to join this distinguished group of community leaders as we promote opportunities that help spur job creation here in southern Ohio," said Uecker. "Programs supported by the foundation also play an important role in improving quality of life for families across the region."



 
 

Senate-Passed Transportation Budget Invests $7.8 Billion For Improving Local Roads And Bridges

 

"This budget takes steps to address the infrastructure concerns of our local communities, with an additional $48 million for county and municipal road improvements," said State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township). "Investments in Ohio's robust transportation system support easier access for companies to reach new markets for their goods and services."