House Republicans Outline Priorities for 2012
development, beginning hearings on fixing school funding formula among
goals for legislative session
January 17, 2012
the heels of a successful first half of the General Assembly that saw
passage of more than 90 bills that address issues from regulatory
the creation of JobsOhio to prescription drug abuse, State
Richard Adams (R-Troy) today joined Speaker of the Ohio House William
Batchelder (R-Medina) and members of the House Republican Caucus at a
conference to unveil their legislative priorities for 2012.
priorities outlined by House Republicans include a close analysis, fact
finding, and making recommendations for revising Ohio’s school funding
which in 1997 was deemed unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court.
the court ruling, Ohio’s school funding system has not undergone any
transformative changes that have wholly fixed the root of the problem.
address this issue, House Republicans announced that they will initiate
comprehensive, bipartisan hearings on both the funding formula and
achievement throughout the duration of 2012.
Republican Caucus also laid out a proposal to implement the
the JobsOhio report through the creation of the Development Services
The proposal will complete the transition to a lean, streamlined
partnership free of the cumbersome bureaucracy that characterized
economic efforts in the past. Additionally, the caucus discussed
implementing the findings of the Ohio Workforce Development Study
specifically focusing on helping career tech schools and community
prepare a ready workforce, as well as training Ohioans for imminent
on the Workforce Development Study Committee,” said Rep. Adams. “My
at the Upper Valley Career Center and Edison Community College will be
and it’s providing informed input into preparing our citizens for good
has also revealed plans to reform the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation,
upon existing reforms to go further in assisting injured workers while
identifying other cost-saving possibilities.
legislative items that the House Republican Caucus intends to address
pertaining to exotic animals
we look forward to the continuation of
economic development and creation of good jobs, I welcome the input of
constituents,” Rep. Adams said.