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  • commented 2017-02-08 08:38:10 -0500
    I just herad your colleague, Ms Keller, explaining her proposal to prohibit the establishment of sanctuary cities here in Ohio. Like the current administration of our country, she was saying things with NO facts to back it up. Her statements that immigrants are “raping and killing” the citizens of Ohio are absolutely false. In fact, studies of sanctuary cities has shown that crime in lower in those communities. ( Even if that were true, wouldn’t it be more effective to support the police forces ?) There is significant fear/concern that our elected officials no longer value the truth. We can disagree on policy but we have to be honest with each other and the public in doing so. I am requesting that you hold your colleagues to the basic standard of being honest in their arguments.

    Thank you for your time,

    L. Kessler
  • commented 2017-02-04 10:20:04 -0500
    Andrew Brenner


    Below is why I have serious concerns with changing the way public schools are funded. It is long so please bear with me. I am just sharing my thoughts, not being critical.


    Since public schools are government institutions/programs, they must be funded via some sort of taxes. Some people think they shouldn’t have to fund their local school district if they send their kids to alternate schools (private, charter, online, whatever). Unfortunately, the different taxes we pay fund all sorts of govt programs that we may not ourselves utilize for whatever reason but we still have to pay the taxes.


    If public schools are not funded via property taxes as they are now, they will then have to be funded by other taxes, most likely by significantly raising the sales tax rate and/or income tax rates bc it has to come from SOMEWHERE. So whether it’s via property tax, sales tax, income tax…we will pretty much ALL be paying for public schools one way or another, whether we send our kids there or not. So, calling your idea “Parental Choice” seems misleading bc it seems like more of a shell game.


    The way it is now, by paying via property taxes, if someone chooses to send their child to a private or charter school and pay the tuition involved, or if they have no children in schools for any reason, they can always choose to live elsewhere where the home values are less and therefore property taxes are lower so they are spending less overall. That is a CHOICE they have…no one is being forced to live in any particular school district or to send their kids to any type of school. If schools are funded via sales taxes or other global-type taxes, people will then only be able to lower their contribution to local public schools by either buying less or earning less. No matter what, there is still contribution.


    To me, the focus needs to be “fixing” the schools that need help instead of always doing blanket changes that even affect districts who don’t need help. And by creating a system where the state decides the per pupil funding for each district and does not allow the residents to choose to have levies to fund any deficits is the OPPOSITE of local control. It’s taking control away from residents and giving it to the state. That means opening up district financial decisions to the whims of the state, who is always at the mercy of party politics and looking out for itself rather than the best interest of a district and it’s students.
  • commented 2016-12-08 16:02:40 -0500
    I must strongly protest the abortion bill the legislature just passed. You will cause much suffering by those who truly need and desire to have an abortion. Also as I am sure you know, this law is clearly unconstitutional and will no doubt be over turned by the courts. A woman has a right to determine what happens to her own body and it certainly should not be determined by the government. No one is pro- abortion, only pro-choice. If you believe abortion is wrong then you may choose not to have one but others who do not hold that belief have a right to make the choice.
  • commented 2016-11-07 09:55:07 -0500
    Please vote in favor of House Bill 398 on behalf of the agricultural community in Delaware County. It will reform the flawed caculations and lower our base CAUV approximately $13 per acre which is a significant decrease. Rental of agricultural land is approximately $160 per acre. 2016 Taxes for our farm were $71.75 per tilable acre. 45% of income was paid in taxes. Rental of farmland will be decreasing in future due to low market value of corn and beans. No one wins with the current CAUV calculations. Any questions please call me.
  • commented 2016-10-18 16:36:58 -0400
    I am a long time supporter and admire just about all of your issue positions. Many of my circle want to know if you support our republican nominee for Potus


    Thank you for your service!!!!
  • commented 2016-09-27 19:00:17 -0400
    Dear Representative Brenner, I am very hopeful that HB 212 will make it out of the education committee relatively soon. We have spent, and continue to spend, so much hard-earned taxpayer money on huge corporations that drive public education spending (Educopia, Battelle, PARCC, etc). Sadly this spending also drives public education policy, pulling our schools further from local control. As a conservative voter, I urge you to take the necessary steps to return control to local school districts, including eliminating the Ohio teacher evaluation system, the resident educator program, all of the common core-driven testing, and any other program that has its genesis in failed education policies from Washington, D.C.
  • commented 2016-07-09 20:16:07 -0400
    I just read ECOT is suing ODE to continue to get my tax dollars for offering hours but not requiring the education of students. I assume this is legal meaning it was established by legislative action if they win. ODE looks bad, but the legislators are the ones promoting charters. Ron Maag told me to contact you as the education rep. I do not support my tax dollars being taken from my son’s good school (Little Miami) to be given to charters like this.


    Please stop this with responsible legislative policy.
  • commented 2016-05-30 12:05:57 -0400
    30 May 2016


    House Education Committee

    Ohio House of Representatives

    Columbus, OH


    Cc: Auditor Dave Yost (contact@daveyost.com)


    Subject: Strengthening EMIS in Ohio


    Dear Chairman Brenner, Vice Chair Derickson, Ranking Member Fedor, and members of the House Education Committee:


    The OpenEMIS initiative is part of a global response to increased demand for support in the area of education system planning and management. OpenEMIS supports the implementation of a robust and reliable EMIS and the strengthening of capacities in the provision of reliable information for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of education systems.


    OpenEMIS in as open source software solution with modules for (a) data capture on institutions, students, staff; (b) computation of standards-based education indicators in compliance with internationally recommended methodology; © consolidated data warehouse of all education data in the state; (d) advanced methods for data reporting, data visualization, and dissemination to all stakeholders, including OED planners, principals, teachers, parents, students.

    In Ohio, the OED needs to implement a series of reforms to enhance its capacity to monitor the education sector and guarantee that the objectives outlined in the state education policy are met. CSF has the experience and expertise to assist Ohio in these important activities. (For more info, please see www.openemis.org)


    Please let me know if you would like to discuss this in more detail.


    Sincerely yours,


    Kris S. Oswalt

    President

    Community Systems Foundation

    219 South Main Street, Suite 206

    Ann Arbor MI 48104 USA


    www. communitysystemsfoundation.org
  • commented 2016-05-23 11:28:22 -0400
    Representative Brenner. I am against HB 214 that would restrict the ability of a public authority to decide what pipe material best suits the needs of a project. The bill is very vague in trying the restrict the public authorities from choosing the piping material they think will serve them best. The industrial standards referenced in the bill are the ones that are currently used and this bill only adds an additional vague requirement for the public authorities to follow when they select piping material. Without HB 214, deciding on the suitability of a piping material is now based on several well defined factors that may vary from one project to another. It is solving an non-existing problem.
  • commented 2016-04-26 08:58:09 -0400
    I only want to know if this Andrew Brenner is a writer from Thomas and friends series.
  • commented 2016-04-26 08:54:41 -0400
    Me. Brenner? Are you Andrew Brenner a writer from Thomas and friends series?
  • commented 2016-04-21 12:28:33 -0400
    I am inviting you for the Columbus Dispatch Political Forum. The link for info follows. http://www.advertisecolumbus.com/events/electionstrategies


    Tracy Douds
  • commented 2016-01-27 15:59:04 -0500
    Hi, my name is Sam Kirchhoff and I am currently the Government Affairs Special Assistant for ABC of Ohio, Inc. I was wondering if I could be provided with a campaign email address so that I could send Andrew a short questionnaire regarding issues that are important to us. Thanks!
  • commented 2016-01-26 15:31:55 -0500
    Hello,


    I was doing some research on schools and found your page at -


    http://www.andrewbrenner.com/contact


    Do you have room for one more really helpful resource on that page?
    http://www.publicschoolreview.com


    We have a lot of really great data on public schools that parents and institutions find very useful. Our data is more in-depth than other similar websites and features up to 25 years of historical data.


    May make a great addition to your page!


    Anyway, I wanted to reach out to you and let you know I enjoyed your resource and keep up the great work!


    Regards,


    Wally
  • commented 2015-12-17 10:14:45 -0500
    What is your position on an article 5 convention of the United States?

    What have you done in the past to make an Article 5 convention of the United States possible?

    Are you planning any future initiatives in the Ohio Legislature to initiate an Article 5 convention of the United States?
  • commented 2015-10-12 21:14:11 -0400
    Dr. Bill Warner – Why Are People Afraid

    https://youtu.be/Im0IisZ77QI
  • commented 2015-10-12 21:13:05 -0400
    Shalom Andrew, Why do you allow this? Why are so few helping?


    It is Time Standup for Israel

    The Israel Longhorn Project – A Holistic Project

    http://longhornproject.org


    “We need sponsors and donors”

    Helping Israel, East Africa and Jordan with Agriculture to Build Peace, Respect and Tolerance for each other.


    We will bring Texas Longhorns home to Israel, East Africa and Jordan to help ranchers and farmers. Texas Longhorn cattle are pre-adaptive to the desert environment.

    The European beef cattle brought to Israel 60 years ago were bred for a rich pasture environment, not for Israel’s semi-arid desert environment.

    The Galilee is overflowing with non-native shrubs that burn at a higher temperature igniting trees and cause forest fires. The soil is very dry and lacks healthy bacteria and fungi.

    This is a Holistic approach to enhance ecosystem processes to build soil health, increase water and carbon absorption by increased grass growth and return life to dry Galilean soils. Benefits regional environments, community economics, social and international relations.

    Ranches and farmers are under attack by jackals, wolves and radicals. Texas Longhorn cattle can solve the above environmental problems and stop the attacks by simply lowering their sharp horns. Support the Israel Longhorn Project help put a stop to it now! http://longhornproject.org


    How much land needs to be stolen and how many families need to be attacked and even murdered before we help them? Help lower the price of meat and feed the Children.


    Working with: The Israeli Border Police, the New Shomrim or the New Guards, Israel’s Agriculture Department, the Prime Minister’s office and many Israeli Ranches.


    With a nominal donation from you can help make a difference. A $60 donation from 2,000 of you will help end this nightmare. Help us reach our goal of $120,000 to start the project; the second year we will need $140,000, in the follow three years we will need $315,000 to make project self-supporting in the 5th year.

    Robin Rosenblatt, M.Sc. Animal Science, former IDF and past anti Terrorist Agent

    The Israel Longhorn Project

    Nonprofit 501© 3 #74-3177354

    22 Yarnall Place

    Redwood City, CA 94063

    Tel: 650.631.9270 / Cell: 650.339.0269

    robin@longhornproject.org

    http://longhornproject.org


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    The problem: http://youtu.be/hMF12Ru—yw


    Occam’s Grazer: An In-depth Introduction to Holistic Management

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtQBoMoqc9U

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    Holistic Management by Allan Savory

    https://youtu.be/kvpeLFrk5io
  • commented 2015-08-10 12:23:56 -0400
    Test2
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  • commented 2015-08-10 09:17:18 -0400
    I support your efforts to overturn Kasich’s veto of fair funding!!!
  • commented 2015-08-09 20:56:33 -0400
    I support your efforts to overturn the Governors veto on fair funding.
  • commented 2015-08-09 15:38:18 -0400
    I support your efforts to overturn the school fair funding act
  • commented 2015-08-09 10:48:17 -0400
    Dear Representative Brenner:


    I am sending this email to let you know that as a Family in Olentangy Local Schools, we support your efforts of overturning the Fair Funding act that Gov. Kasich vetoed. We are in this district, because of the excellence in education, not for the high property taxes and lack of government funding. We have time and time again, done what’s best for our children, by passing levies and bonds for our schools. I don’t see Fair Funding as a handout, but our right as a citizen.


    Thank you,


    Carlyn Smith
  • commented 2015-08-03 02:05:29 -0400
    Representative Brenner, I what to thank you and show my support for Co-sponsoring House Bill 294. Thank you for your commitment to defund Planned Parenthood, and more importantly, to stop the use of my tax dollars to perform acts against my religious beliefs and my religious civil rights.
  • commented 2015-07-03 15:01:15 -0400
    Is it fair for OVI records to never be expunged. Canada has a forgiveness plan after five years, what if the person went was counseled, no property damage, or personal injury. Is there no forgiveness ever?? What if the violations were in their early years, do you want them to be removed from society forever?




    Frank Orders

    6183 Cheyenne Creek Dr.

    Lewis Center, Oh.
  • commented 2015-06-19 12:41:27 -0400
    AS A 59 YEAR HOME OWNER OF DELAWARE COUNTY AND A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN, I URGE YOUR SUPPORT FOR HB 64, AND ITS INCLUSION AS PROPOSED IN THE OHIO BUDGET BILL.

    THE COLUMBUS CITY STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM IS HIGHLY DETRIMENTAL TO DELAWARE COUNTY REAL EASTATE VALUES, AND AN UNNECESSARY FINANCIAL HARDSHIP ON EFFECTED DELAWARE COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS.

    PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR SUPPORT AND PERSONALLY AID IN THE PASSAGE OF THIS BILL

    THANK YOU
  • commented 2015-06-18 07:02:25 -0400
    Andy, we need your help in supporting the requested changes put forward by the Ohio Farm Bureau relative to CAUV. The requests are as follows:


    Remove non-farm influences from the formula by requiring the simple “Band of Investment” mortgage-equity appraisal method be used to calculate the capitalization rate.

    o The current method used by the Department of Taxation includes numerous factors that treat farmland like other types of real estate investments.

    o These include assumptions that farmland appreciates in ways similar to other real estate, and that farmers will only own the land for 5 years – both are incredibly inaccurate and not based on agricultural use.

    o Using the “Band of Investment” method will reduce the impact of non-farm influences on the calculation, and will help to ensure that land is being accurately valued for its income potential from farming alone.



    2. Strengthen environmental stewardship and improve water quality by placing all land committed to year-round “conservation practices” as defined in R.C. 5713.30(E) at minimum value.

    o Those practices: include, but are not limited to, the installation, construction, development, planting, or use of grass waterways, terraces, diversions, filter strips, field borders, windbreaks, riparian buffers, wetlands, ponds.

    o The CAUV formula doesn’t recognize land set aside for those purposes as less valuable compared to when it’s used for agricultural production, which serves as a disincentive to farmers to engage in these practices.
  • commented 2015-05-25 23:34:32 -0400
    Why are you associated with this group?

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Ohio_ALEC_Politicians
  • commented 2015-05-22 08:19:39 -0400
    Andrew Brenner,

    Your Bill 189, concerning photo ID’s in polling places concerns me. Why don’t you work with our Secretary of State, Jon Husted, to pass legislation that actually helps Ohioans? He is a shining light in the Ohio Republican party. You could learn a lot by listening to people who know more than you do. Instead, you opt for the alternative: voter suppression, scare tactics and useless stopgaps against non-existent voter fraud.


    Stop wasting everyone’s time or consider not running for re-election.


    Thanks

    John Schultz
  • commented 2015-04-09 01:48:19 -0400
    I am writing to urge you to endorse and support HB 147 to allow Constitutional conceal carry in the state of Ohio. The US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment guranteess Americans right to bear arms. As an American and as an Ohioan I believe the Constitution should be the ONLY permit required