This week the Senate Public Utilities Committee accepted a substitute bill containing major revisions to Senate Bill 315, the Energy Mid Biennium Review.
Any company that checks the criminal history of prospective employees should be aware of new enforcement guidelines issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws.
Rep. Jay Goyal announced this week that he will not seek a fourth term in the Ohio House, and will withdraw from the November ballot. He intends to serve out the remainder of his term before returning full-time to his family’s Mansfield business, Goyal Industries. Goyal Industries, which manufactures passenger rail car components, is an Ohio Chamber member company.
The district Rep. Goyal currently represents, House District 73, includes all of Richland County but for Crestline, Lexington, and Ontario and three western townships. Under the redrawn district maps in place for the 2012 elections, the district – now House District 2 – contains all of Richland County. Already a lean Republican district, the changes make it a slightly even more Republican district.
The Richland County Democratic Party central committee will select a candidate to replace Goyal on the ballot. The party is expected to choose Mansfield Councilwoman Ellen Haring, a former teacher. The Republican nominee is small business owner Mark Romanchuk of Ontario.
Ohio Chamber Annual Meeting & Legislative Reception
Tuesday, May 15
Reception at the Statehouse Atrium
Ohio Chamber Public Affairs Committee
Wednesday, May 16
Ohio Chamber Headquarters
Keith Lake - Managing Director of Government AffairsDan Navin - Assistant Vice President, Tax and Economic Policy
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
HUMAN RESOURCES & BENEFITS
LEGAL & BUSINESS REGULATION
PUBLIC AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS
TAXATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT