Today at 1pm, the Ohio House will go in to session to consider a number of bills, including Rep. Brenner's HB 228.
The election is over, and thanks to the support from so many of you, I received 68% of the vote. My opponent was drawing volunteers from all over the state of Ohio to come and support him, but you helped share my record, our values and your belief in what we can do in the future.
Right now in the Ohio House, we're back in full swing. I'm working on HB 228 with Rep. Anne Gonzales, a bill that would cut down on the hours of testing that children have to undergo each year in school. Under PARCC, children have 27-32 hours in end course in exams. Under HB 228, we would reduce it to 4 hours per subject (not 4 hours only, as the media has frequently mis-reported it to be).
It's time to vote! Polls are open 6:30am - 7:30pm ET. If you need information on voting within Delaware County, where the district I represent is located, please contact the Delaware County Board of Elections by calling 740.833.2080. You may also visit their website at http://www.co.delaware.oh.us/boe/ including finding your polling place at http://voterfind.com/delawareoh/pollfinder.aspx.Read more
It's hard to believe it, but early voting starts on September 30! I need your help to get out the vote between now and then, and through November 4.
Please sign up to volunteer here, and when we have opportunities for you to lend a hand (stuffing envelopes, going door to door, sharing posts, writing letters to the editor, etc.) we will make sure you're one of the first to know. In some cases, we may only contact those who have volunteered to help.Read more
As we are now 13 years removed from the horrible tragedies of September 11, 2001, we are closing in on soon being a generation away from those events. But what happened on 9-11 is something that our future generations cannot be allowed to forget. It simply is not acceptable.
As a legislator, one of the things I can do to help is to make sure that we never forget about Patriot Day (September 11) in Ohio.Read more
In June of 2013, I told you about HB 97 to make October Dyslexia Awareness Month in Ohio. The act was signed in to law by the governor and effective January 30, 2014. See which representatives and senators signed on to HB 97 by clicking here.
Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that impairs a person’s ability to read. Common characteristics of a person with dyslexia include difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds), spelling, and rapid visual-verbal responding.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Ohio HB 487 was signed in to law by Gov. Kasich in June, and included wide-reaching reforms in education. As vice-chair of the education committee, Rep. Brenner carried this bill. While the bill did not include all of the reforms Rep. Brenner preferred, there were many advancements made.Read more