Senator Bill Beagle - Senate District 5
 

10.03.17 - Beagle Applauds Federal Investment To Help Ohio's Job Creators Reach New Markets

 

COLUMBUS - State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded $700,000 aimed at supporting Ohio’s small businesses to pursue sales opportunities in overseas markets. 

 
 

09.21.17 - Miami Valley Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Aimed At Holding Owners Of Vicious Dogs Accountable

 

"Our legislation seeks to prevent attacks, like the one that claimed the life of Klonda Richey, from happening again," said Beagle. "Support for this effort continues to grow—gaining momentum each time the issue is discussed. We owe it to the victims and those vulnerable to such attacks, to do all we can to hold owners of vicious dogs accountable and make our communities the safest possible places to live, work and raise our families." 

 
 

09.06.17 - Beagle Announces Funds For Local Law Enforcement To Help Connect Overdose Survivors With Recovery Services

 

"Law enforcement professionals play an important role in helping survivors find the path to long-term recovery," said Senator Beagle. "Targeted investments like these will go a long way in our ability to gain a foothold on the addiction epidemic and reduce the number of overdose deaths." 

 
 

07.27.17 - Helping Ohio's Families Save On Back-to-School Shopping: Ohio Sales Tax Holiday, August 4-6

 

All shoes and clothing priced less than $75 will be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes during this period. School supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less will also be tax exempt

 
 

06.29.17 - Senator Beagle Honors Emma Rose Fisher, 2017 National Little Royal Princess

 

"It is my honor to recognize Emma Rose; she is making a significant impact in our community at a remarkably young age," said Beagle. "Her determination to help those in need is something to be acknowledged and admired."

 
 

06.29.17 - Senator Beagle Honors Local Teacher Retiring After 60 Year Career

 

"It is remarkable to think that Bob Weidner began his teaching career in 1959, when President Eisenhower was in the White House," said Beagle. "I am pleased to recognize him today for his commitment to education, impacting so many young lives for the past 6 decades."

 
 

06.21.17 - Senate Passes Budget That Closes Fiscal Shortfall And Protects Essential Services For Ohioans

 

"While a challenging budget, the Senate stayed focused on Ohio's greatest needs: fighting the opiate crisis, educating our children, and keeping Ohio a desirable place to do business," said Senator Beagle, who serves on the Senate Finance Committee charged with developing the state's two-year operating budget. "I think we succeeded in delivering a responsible but effective budget that will move Ohio forward."

 
 

06.12.17 - Beagle Announces Balanced Budget That Protects Essential Services And Reduces The Size Of Government

 

"Despite a daunting $1 billion shortfall, this budget protects and strengthens investments in key areas such as education and resources to combat the rampant addiction crisis, among others," said State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City), who serves on the Senate Finance Committee charged with crafting the state's balanced budget. "Our proposal also invests in higher education, while protecting tax reforms that play a vital role in promoting job creation. This budget embodies conservative principles of responsible governance through restrained spending and limiting the size and scope of government in the daily lives of Ohio families."

 
 

06.06.17 - Beagle Announces Appointees To The Ohio Aerospace And Aviation Technology Committee

 

"I look forward to working with this group of leaders to ensure that Ohio's aviation and aerospace technology industry maintains its standing as a national and world leader," said Beagle. "Aviation is not just a hallmark of Ohio's past, it will continue to play an instrumental role in the state's robust economic future."

 
 

06.05.17 - Ohio Aerospace And Aviation Technology Committee To Announce 2017-2018 Appointees

 

Chairman Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) will hold a meeting Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to announce appointees named to the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC) for the 132nd Ohio General Assembly.

 
 

05.18.17 - Senate Passes Bill Helping Trafficking Victims To Step Out Of The Shadows, Rebuild Their Lives

 

"The sad reality is that modern-day slavery has existed as a criminal enterprise here in Ohio for many years," said Beagle. "As these victims step out of the shadows—away from the grasps of coercion and criminal activity—they often struggle to rebuild. This legislation provides an opportunity for them to obtain employment and create a better life for themselves and their families."

 
 

04.28.17 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Ohio Aerospace And Aviation Technology Committee Seeks Applicants

 

"Aviation and aerospace is not just a hallmark of Ohio's past, it's an important part of our robust economic future too," said Beagle. "I look forward to working with the members of this committee to ensure that Ohio remains at the forefront of this vibrant, rapidly evolving industry."

 
 

04.26.17 - Ohio Senate Passes Legislation To Strengthen Workforce Development Efforts

 

"Bridging the gap between skills of Ohio’s workers have and the skills employers need is one of the biggest economic issues we face today," said Beagle. "This legislation seeks to increase awareness about high-paying, in-demand career opportunities and to help equip the workforce of tomorrow with the skills required in a rapidly evolving 21st Century economy."

 
 

04.26.17 - Senate Passes Legislation To Strengthen Ohio's Workforce Development Efforts

 

"Bridging the gap between skills of Ohio’s workers have and the skills employers need is one of the biggest economic issues we face today," said Beagle.

 
 

04.13.17 - Modernizing Ohio's Child Support Guidelines

 

Change is hard – for people and institutions. Modernizing Ohio’s guidelines to reflect how families live today is critical. Having a child support system that results in more money for children than today’s outdated system is a goal worth fighting for. After all, there is only one chance at childhood. Ohio should do all it can to ensure every child has the resources to reach their potential as adults.

 
 

03.22.17 - Beagle Announces Senate Passage Of $7.8 Billion Investment In Ohio's Job-Sustaining Highway System

 

“Infrastructure is a top consideration for companies seeking to expand their workforce in Ohio and the Dayton region,” said State Senator Bill Beagle. “The Senate’s transportation budget invests in the state's job-sustaining highway system, lifts barriers preventing entry into the commercial driving profession, and redirects dollars to strengthen our local communities."

 
 

03.07.17 - Senate Passes Legislation Establishing Ohio Deaf History Month

 

"Deaf history is rich and complex, but not without adversity," said Senator Beagle, who sponsored the legislation in the Senate. "Advancements in technology and the emphasis on early detection are especially noteworthy and this legislation pays tribute to those who have made important contributions to the deaf community."

 
 

03.02.17 - Deaf History Offers Valuable Lessons For All

 

The history of deaf culture offers lessons beneficial to all. In deaf culture, one who is engaging in conversation is rarely interrupted by another until they give a visual indicator that they are finished with their remarks. This is the essence of productive conversation and a missing element to the incendiary dialogue of today. What’s more, the adaptivity and technological advances being made in deaf culture are especially noteworthy - this language and culture adapts to our changing world with just the same efficiency as any other, regardless of the obstacles that it faces in absence of spoken word. 

 
 

02.14.17 - Beagle To Chair The Ohio Aerospace And Aviation Technology Committee

 

"Aviation and aerospace is not just a hallmark of Ohio's past, it's also an important part of a robust economic future," said Beagle. "I look forward to building on our efforts to ensure that Ohio remains at the forefront of this vibrant, rapidly evolving industry." 

 
 

02.10.17 - PHOTO RELEASE: Beagle Honors Troy High School Cross Country Champions

 

"This accomplishment reflects an outstanding collective effort by a gifted group of student-athletes," said Beagle. "I am pleased to recognize the countless hours of training and dedication that led these young ladies to this outstanding achievement."

 
 

02.10.17 - PHOTO RELEASE: Beagle Honors Miami East High School Volleyball Championship

 

"Participation in athletics plays such an important role in developing discipline in our young people," said Beagle. "I am pleased to recognize these student-athletes' impressive accomplishment and admirable dedication."

 
 

02.07.17 - Beagle Announces 2018 Legislative Fellowship Program

 

"Legislative fellows play an invaluable role in managing the process associated with developing public policy," said Beagle. "This program gives recent graduates the opportunity to work alongside leaders in public service, equipping them with unparalleled experience in the work of state government."

 
 

01.31.17 - Beagle Introduces Bill To Strengthen Ohio's Workforce Development Efforts

 

"This legislation will help raise awareness about high-paying, in-demand career opportunities and equip the workforce of tomorrow with the skills required in a rapidly evolving 21st Century economy," said Senator Beagle.

 
 

12.01.16 - Senate Agriculture Committee Approves Bill Named After Dayton Woman Killed By Neighbors' Vicious Dog

 

"The Senate Agriculture Committee’s approval of the Klonda Richey Act is encouraging news for Ohioans living in fear for their family's safety because of dangerous animals in their neighborhoods," said Beagle. "I am hopeful that this legislation will receive favorable support from my colleagues on the floor of the Ohio Senate."

 
 

11.10.16 - Honoring Ohio's Veterans

 

Among the millions of American military veterans we honor today is John Moore, Sr. of Dayton. Moore, who heroically served in World War II, was drafted into the Army in 1943. During his time of service he climbed to through the ranks in the 2261st Quartermaster Trucking Company stationed in Bangladesh.

 
 

10.20.16 - Guest Column: Has Ohio Conquered The Third Frontier?

 

Ohio Third frontier is helping to transform our regional and state economy by creating an ecosystem that supports innovation and entrepreneurship. Building on Ohio's history of invention and creativity, businesses are revolutionizing everything from information technology to healthcare to advanced manufacturing. This month, Third Frontier Commissioners and the Administration will meet to begin considering what lies ahead for the program. The questions before Ohioans and its policymakers is not simply "what's next?", but rather "what's possible?"

 
 

10.18.16 - Senator Beagle Named Legislator Of The Year For Efforts Improving The Lives Of Ohioans With Disabilities

 

“I am truly honored for this recognition," said Senator Beagle. "I'd like to commend the members of the GCPD for their tireless efforts to ensure that legislators are made aware of the issues affecting Ohioans with disabilities. Your voices are being heard and together we will continue to remove barriers and create new opportunities that allow all Ohioans to reach their God-given potential."

 
 

09.20.16 - Prevention Is Key In Combating Ohio's Growing Drug Addiction Epidemic

 

It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Today in Ohio, we are spending an increasing amount of state and local resources on the tragic problem of heroin addiction. Sadly, much of our efforts are being devoted to those who are already wrestling with the problem of addiction.

 
 

07.27.16 - Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday To Help Families Save On Back-to-School Shopping August 5th Through 7th

 

Beginning Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th, families can take advantage of this tax-free shopping weekend when purchasing select items, which are often combined with additional discounts. Both shoppers and retailers are sure to benefit from this savings opportunity. 

 
 

07.18.16 - Helping Ohio's Job Creators Pay Off Unemployment Compensation Debt

 

When employers asked the legislature to act to eliminate their debt, we listened. 

 
 

06.21.16 - Scleroderma Awareness Month

 

This June marks Ohio’s first recognition of Scleroderma Awareness Month. My hope is that we will succeed in raising awareness and helping to provide a voice for those who live with the daily challenges of scleroderma. 

 
 

06.17.16 - Celebrating Father's Day With Compassion And Connectivity

 
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On this Father's Day it is important to recognize the countless men who take the honor and responsibility of being a father to heart every single day. Enjoy this special day with your children and family and cherish the moments that make fatherhood a blessing.

 
 

05.18.16 - Beagle Honors Troy High School Girls Bowling Team On State Championship Victory

 
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"This team's hard work and perseverance paid dividends when they made school history earlier this spring by winning Troy's first-ever girls state bowling championship," said Beagle. "We look forward to these young athletes throwing another round of strikes at next year's state championship." 

 
 

05.11.16 - Beagle Honors Tippecanoe Swimmer Following State Championship

 
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"Jay's outstanding career made all of us in the Tipp City community extremely proud," said Beagle. "Not only did he finish his high school career by winning the school's first ever state swimming title, he will continue to make us proud as a student-athlete at Wright State this fall and I look forward to his future success."

 
 

05.04.16 - Beagle Honors National Trail High School Junior Following Division III State Wrestling Title

 
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"Ben’s hard work and determination has paid off as he is the first state wrestling champion in National Trail’s history," said Beagle. "We expect to see Ben back on the Senate floor next year after winning yet another state championship as a senior."

 
 

04.27.16 - Remembering Klonda Richey, Preventing Future Attacks

 

As Ohioans spend more time outdoors during warmer weather, we are again reminded of the need for common sense reforms that would ensure that Klonda Richey’s tragic death was not in vain. Our system failed her and more needs to be done to prevent future attacks. Ohio’s laws must hold owners of dangerous dogs accountable in order to protect our children, family, and friends. We need to equip our local officials with the tools required to deal with problem pets and their owners. 

 
 

04.12.16 - Beagle Honors Ohio Parole Officer Of The Year, Praising Qualities Of Compassion, Balance And Strength

 
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"Sharlynn is someone who leads with her actions and work ethic," said Beagle. "She is a role model for new parole officers in Miami County and throughout Ohio by embodying the balance, compassion and strength that is required of a truly exceptional parole officer."

 
 

02.10.16 - Beagle Announces Passage Of Legislation Cutting Regulation On Cosmetology Students And Salon Owners

 
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"When government says you need to be licensed to shampoo hair, it is evident that industry is being suffocated by over regulation," said Beagle. "This legislation takes a common sense approach in reducing requirements placed on cosmetology students and salon owners while maintaining high standards of safety for consumers."

 
 

02.09.16 - Beagle Announces Legislative Fellowship Program

 
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"With hundreds of bills before the state legislature every year, legislative fellows play an invaluable role managing the process associated with developing public policy," said Beagle. "For many, the highly regarded LSC fellowship program offers a unique fast track into public service careers." 

 
 

02.03.16 - Beagle Joins Miami Valley Veterans To Discuss Enhancing Support For Our Military

 
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“It is vital that we commit ourselves to supporting our veterans and troops,” said Beagle. “While they dedicate themselves to defending our liberty and freedom, we need to provide them with the support and resources to succeed beyond their service.”

 
 

01.29.16 - Beagle Highlights Recent Signs Pointing To Continued Economic Growth In Ohio

 
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“I'm proud of our efforts to improve Ohio's business climate in order to give small businesses and families the best chance to thrive in our state." said Beagle. "Record business filings and promising employment numbers point to the fact that pro-growth policies rooted in smart, not more, government result in an increasingly positive economic outlook."

 
 

01.27.16 - Beagle Announces Passage Of Legislation Redirecting Public Funds Away From Abortion Providers

 
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"We are taking steps to ensure that the abortion industry, which demonstrates utter indecency and disregard for human dignity, does not receive taxpayer dollars," said Beagle. "My colleagues and I will continue to fight for the sanctity of human life."

 
 

01.27.16 - Beagle Joins Leaders For Discussion On Increased Collaboration Between Businesses And Defense Assets

 
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“Jobs are returning to our region and businesses are thriving throughout Ohio,” said Beagle. “When I first joined the Senate, our unemployment rate had risen to double digits and headlines of new business closures were a daily occurrence. Through increased collaboration, strategic investments in our workforce and a resolute effort to reduce the tax burden for all Ohioans, we were able to put the state's economy back on track and create new opportunities for Ohio families.”

 
 

01.26.16 - Beagle And Lehner To Attend Dayton Development Coalition Meeting On Economic Growth In Southwest Ohio

 
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State Senators Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) will attend the 2016 Dayton Development Coalition Annual Meeting today where leaders from the region will discuss economic development and growth throughout Southwest Ohio.

 
 

01.20.16 - Beagle Recognizes Dayton's Funk Music Hall Of Fame

 
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"I am honored to present David Webb and the Funk Music Hall of Fame with a resolution on behalf of the Ohio Senate and to recognize this organization's role in promoting Dayton, Ohio as a destination for learning and experiencing Funk Music," said Beagle. 

 
 

12.09.15 - Beagle And Coley Announce Plan Promoting Local Economic Development And Community Revitalization

 
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"Our proposal provides a new way to increase private development by lowering the cost burden associated with business expansion and job creation initiatives," said Beagle. "This legislation builds momentum of economic growth, making our communities attractive places for businesses to thrive and create opportunities."

 
 

12.04.15 - Beagle And Coley To Announce Plan Promoting Property Revitalization And Renovation

 
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Supported by various regional chambers of commerce, Senate Bill 235 is expected to enhance local economic development and community revitalization efforts by incentivizing business expansion and new construction projects.

 
 

11.17.15 - Beagle Honors Tipp City Pageant Winner And Anti-Bullying Advocate

 
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"Even at such a young age, Emma has demonstrated a passion for servant leadership by championing anti-bullying initiatives," said Beagle. "We are proud of the example she is setting for Ohio's young people and anticipate further achievement from her in the future."

 
 

11.13.15 - Veterans Day, A Day To Honor And Appreciate Our Heroes

 
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Ohio is home to over 860,000 veterans, so it’s likely that you know a veteran—whether they are a family member, friend or someone in the community. I encourage you to take this opportunity to personally express your gratitude and appreciation.

 
 

10.21.15 - Beagle Announces Passage Of Bill Supporting Women's Health And The Protection Of Life

 
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"I am proud to have cosponsored this legislation that ensures Ohio’s taxpayer dollars are spent on vital health services for women and children,” said Beagle. “These funds will now be redirected to other organizations that are committed to the well-being and care of all women and children at all stages of life.”

 
 

09.21.15 - Beagle Praises Ohio's Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2001

 
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"Currently, there are over 16,000 full-time jobs open in the region on OhioMeansJobs.com, over half of which are middle and upper middle income positions," said Beagle. "It is clear that improving Ohio’s business climate and reducing unemployment are a result of the job-friendly policies that the Ohio General Assembly has put in place."

 
 

09.01.15 - Beagle And Balderson Announce State's Latest Investments In Workforce Development

 
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“The Workforce Development Revolving Loan Fund is a phenomenal program that encourages fast job placement, fair student loans and more opportunities for Ohioans to gain needed job skills to contribute to the changing workforce needs of our state,” said Beagle. 

 
 

08.27.15 - State Commission Aims To Lower Ohio's High Infant Mortality Rate

 
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“Solving Ohio’s infant mortality problem is vital to our future, and we will continue to do all we can to allow families to celebrate more first birthdays,” said Beagle. “As chairman of the Ohio Fatherhood Commission, I am working alongside community organizations to reach fathers that need help learning their roles in their children’s lives and help to enable fathers to contribute meaningfully to the health and well-being of their sons and daughters.”

 
 

08.26.15 - Fire Safety For Off-Campus Housing

 

As many students return to campus for the beginning of a new school year, it is crucial that we raise awareness about the importance of having a secondary means of egress in rental homes.  If you, your son or daughter, or someone you know is currently in this situation, I encourage you to contact the landlord and work together to secure a safe escape plan with an egress ladder. We need to make sure our families, neighbors, and children can get out safely in the event of a fire. 

 
 

08.25.15 - Beagle, Lehner Reintroduce Legislation Aimed At Keeping Renters Safe

 
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“When a fire breaks out, tenants have only moments to make a decision about how to safely escape. Every second counts and ensuring that an escape plan is in place is critical,” said Beagle.

 
 

08.18.15 - Beagle Urges Small Business Owners To Take Advantage Of Federal Disaster Assistance

 
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“Small businesses and the agriculture industry are a vital part of our community and our economy,” said Beagle. “These loans and their availability to business owners in Darke and Preble Counties will be able to provide relief to some of those hit hardest by the weather this summer.”

 
 

08.17.15 - Beagle Explores Dayton RiverScape Developments

 
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“Dayton’s redevelopment plans are gaining momentum and projects like the RiverScape MetroPark and the RiverRun Mural will continue to make Dayton a destination for young professionals and economic growth,” said Beagle.

 
 

08.06.15 - Lawmakers Pay Tribute To Ohio Agriculture During Committee Meeting Held At State Fair

 
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"The meeting was an opportunity for legislators to showcase Ohio's vibrant agriculture and natural resources industries," said Beagle. "Holding the meeting at this unique venue allowed fairgoers to interact with lawmakers and listen to updates from various state officials."

 
 

07.28.15 - Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

 

"Improving everyone’s economic prospects is our main job in Columbus. Better jobs, better education, lower cost of living through fewer taxes all add up to a better future for Ohioans. So as you get ready for another busy back-to-school season, know that we’re working to make sure your hard earned dollars are spent wisely and you can rest assured that this is a task from which we can’t take a holiday."

 
 

06.29.15 - Local Advocates Successfully Restore Historic Preservation Tax Credit

 
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If the idea of changing this tax credit program to a grant program is recommended by the Development Services Agency, further advocacy may be necessary by those who like the current program. Preservation and economic development advocates have great cause to celebrate… for the moment.

 
 

06.24.15 - Senator Beagle Announces Passage Of Legislation Designating June As Scleroderma Awareness Month

 
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“Scleroderma is a terrible, life threatening disease and it is important to continue to advocate for a cure,” Beagle said. “It is my hope that the month of June will provide an opportunity for Ohioans learn more about the disease and the research potential treatments this awareness may promote.”

 
 

06.18.15 - Senator Beagle Announces Passage Of Senate Budget Proposal That Supports Region And Invests In Education

 
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“While creating the State budget, we have to juggle many demands, and we have done a good job addressing our top priorities," said Senator Beagle. "We have worked on making Ohio a business friendly state, included policies that will create new jobs, continued to address the concerns of those in need, added funding to our schools, and focused on our regional needs in the Miami Valley.”

 
 

06.18.15 - A Special Father's Day For Ohio

 

"Our dads are a source of strength, as well as our guide, coach, leader, provider, symbol of safety, connection to our past and an inspiration for our future."

 
 

06.10.15 - Senator Beagle Receives Award For Workforce And Economic Development Efforts From The Greater Ohio Policy Center

 
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"It's truly an honor to accept this award," Senator Beagle said. "I look forward to continuing our efforts in the Ohio Senate to create sustainable workforce and economic development policies that spur long-term investment and attract job-creators to Ohio's vibrant communities."

 
 

06.09.15 - Beagle Announces Senate Budget, Lowering Tax Burden By $1.7 Billion For All Ohioans

 
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"I believe we have found a good landing spot given the competing priorities," said Beagle. "We are trying to balance keeping government as lean as possible while at the same time investing in those areas that need it."

 
 

05.12.15 - Beagle Receives Small Business Advocate Award

 
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“I am honored to receive this COSE award. Senate Bill 263 was a vital step to make sure that Ohio is a business friendly state,” said Beagle. “These tax overpayments belong in our economy, not in the state’s treasury.”

 
 

05.06.15 - Beagle Announces Senate Update To Outdated Physician Assistant And Nurse Practitioner Laws

 
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"This legislation would allow a physician to fully utilize their team and provide greater quality care to their patients,” said Beagle. 

 
 

04.23.15 - Senator Beagle To Announce Legislation Aimed At Reforming Ohio's Dog Laws

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) will hold a press conference on Monday, April 27, 2015 to announce the introduction of legislation to reform Ohio law pertaining to nuisance, dangerous and vicious dogs; associated penalties and the ability for local authorities to pursue problem pet owners.

 
 

04.09.15 - Ohio Means Jobs For Everyone

 

All Ohioans have free access to the OhioMeansJobs.com website to explore in-demand careers, employment programs, and even calculate a budget. Just visit the website and click on the “Individual” button to open up the world of possibilities. Potential employees can work on a career profile or upload their resume for employers to see.

 
 

03.14.15 - Historic Adoption Records Law Takes Effect March 20

 
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Ohio is the 9th state to change their laws to allow access to adoptee records from a previously closed period. Equal access to original birth certificates can now be celebrated in the state of Ohio.

 
 

03.06.15 - State Legislature Responds To Testing Concerns

 

"Nothing is more important than our children’s education. Passions run high on all sides of the issue of standardized testing as we strive for a system that is both fair and effective. Our goal is to improve student competitiveness and ensure high quality instruction while maintaining local control and avoiding unnecessary pressure on our children and their teachers."

 
 

02.11.15 - Beagle Introduces Bills Focused On Children

 
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Senator Bill Beagle today introduced Senate Bill 39, which will create a penalty for failing to yield in a school zone crosswalk.

 
 

01.23.15 - Beagle Again Chosen To Lead Workforce Development Efforts For Ohio Senate

 
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber today appointed State Senator Bill Beagle to serve as the Chairman of the newly-formed Senate Finance Subcommittee on Workforce. Beagle previously served as Chairman of the Senate Workforce and Economic Development Committee. The panel’s reassignment as a Finance Subcommittee further states the Senate’s commitment to maintaining workforce readiness as a top priority.

 
 

01.05.15 - Beagle Sworn-in, Begins Second Term In The Ohio Senate

 
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During the Opening Ceremonies, State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) was sworn in for his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 5th District in the state legislature’s upper chamber. Senator Beagle handily won reelection to the seat in the November 4, 2014 General Election.

 
 

12.02.14 - Beagle Honors Tippecanoe High School On State Championship

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today awarded a Senate resolution to the Tippecanoe High School Boys Cross Country Team, commending them on their Division II State Championship.

 
 

10.20.14 - Beagle Attends Emerson Groundbreaking

 
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“It is exciting to see a place like Emerson Innovation Center open here in our community,” said Beagle. “I look forward to watching the positive impact this facility will have on our community and working with our development partners as this project progresses.”

 
 

09.30.14 - Changing The Face Of Manufacturing In Ohio

 

State Senator Bill Beagle (Tipp City) pens a guest column to discuss the changing face of manufacturing in Ohio.  

 
 

09.16.14 - September Is Campus Fire Safety Awareness Month

 

September marks the beginning of a new school year, the start of football season and cooler weather, but more importantly, it’s Campus Fire Safety Month.  Last month I introduced Senate Bill 359 which addresses the very real need for improved fire safety measures in off-campus and rental homes.

 
 

08.27.14 - Beagle, Testa Present Check To Local Business

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle and Tax Commissioner Joe Testa today presented a tax refund check to Carl’s Body Shop in Dayton, an action made possible by Senate Bill 263.

 
 

08.26.14 - Beagle, Lehner Introduce Legislation Aimed At Keeping Renters Safe

 
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The bill requires a separate means of egress for all dwelling areas above the second story of a residential rental property.

 
 

08.22.14 - Beagle To Announce Legislation Aimed At Keeping Renters Safe

 
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A press conference will be held on University of Cincinnati campus to raise awareness of off-campus housing fire safety

 
 

08.22.14 - Keeping Our Children Safe

 
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Senator Beagle welcomes the back-to-school season with a discussion on student safety.

 
 

08.18.14 - Beagle Hosts Memorial Highway Dedication

 
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Portion of State Route 41 Honors Miami County Sheriff's Sergeant

 
 

08.13.14 - The Miami Valley On The Road To Economic Prosperity

 
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Senator Beagle describes economic developments in the Miami Valley.

 
 

07.24.14 - Beagle Tours Local Fairgrounds, Recipient Of $875,000 For Capital Budget Project

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle toured the Preble County Fairgrounds today, a location which was recently awarded $875,000 in Capital Budget funding. The Capital Budget provided much needed funding to community projects statewide.  Senator Beagle included the Preble County Fairgrounds proposal in his request for funding to the Miami Valley.

 
 

07.22.14 - Beagle Welcomes PSA Airline Expansion At Dayton International

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today attended the groundbreaking for the over $1.6 million expansion of PSA Airlines Inc. at the Dayton International Airport.

 
 

06.17.14 - Ohio To Return Accidental Tax Overpayments, Honor Greenville Youth

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today announced that Governor John R. Kasich has signed Senate Bill 263, which will require the Ohio Department of Tax to notify Ohio businesses when they overpay their taxes and provide automatic refunds, and Senate Bill 300, naming September as “Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Month.”

 
 

06.10.14 - Celebrating Fatherhood

 

As a father myself, and as Chairman of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, I know firsthand the irreplaceable role fathers play in their children’s lives. My own father used his high school education and hard work to become a regional Vice President of a coffee company. He was a husband, a coach, a guide, a leader, and a man of compassion that shaped my upbringing.

 
 

06.05.14 - Beagle Initiative Would Protect Children, Pedestrians In School Zones

 
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Senator Bill Beagle today announced he has introduced Senate Bill 346, which will establish a penalty for failing to yield to pedestrians in school zone crosswalks.

 
 

05.28.14 - Beagle, Faber Seek To Raise Awareness For Mitochondrial Disease, Honor Life Of Corynna Strawser

 
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The Ohio Senate today approved Senate Bill 300, sponsored by Senator Bill Beagle and Senate President Keith Faber, which seeks to designate the month of September as “Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Month” in Ohio. This legislation will commemorate the life and work of 16-year-old Corynna Strawser, as well as carry on her goal to raise public awareness for mitochondrial disease.

 
 

05.16.14 - Beagle Praises 2014 Job Gains For Ohio

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today released the following statement regarding news that Ohio’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.7%, its lowest unemployment rate since February 2008. This is well below the national unemployment rate of 6.3%:

 
 

05.15.14 - New Jobs Coming To The Miami Valley

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle is pleased to announce the creation of over 800 new jobs in the Miami Valley. Procter and Gamble (P&G) will be opening a distribution center that will serve current Midwest customers.

 
 

05.15.14 - Honoring The Fallen On Memorial Day

 

For nearly a century and a half, Americans have come together at the end of May to celebrate a day honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. While we enjoy the warmer weather, cook-outs, and spending time with friends and family, it is important to remember the real meaning behind this holiday.

 
 

04.01.14 - Beagle Announces Passage Of Capital Budget

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today announced the 2014 Ohio Capital Budget has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly and will now be delivered to Governor John Kasich for his signature.

 
 

03.25.14 - Ohio Libraries Supported By Beagle Resolution

 
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The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 22, sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), which urges the U.S. Congress to bring libraries, publishers and other interested parties together to find a cost-effective solution to providing increasingly popular eBooks.

 
 

03.20.14 - Beagle, Faber Honor Corynna Strawser, Mitochondrial Disease

 
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and Senator Bill Beagle today introduced Senate Bill 300, which will designate the month of September as “Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Month” in Ohio. The purpose of this legislation is to raise awareness in Ohio about mitochondrial disease, and to honor an avid mitochondrial disease awareness advocate, Corynna Strawser.

 
 

03.19.14 - Burke Bill To Empower Efficiency In Local Government Clears House Vote

 
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The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 155, sponsored by State Senator Dave Burke, which will save time and money in organization and travel for certain local government hearings by allowing them to utilize electronic conferencing as opposed to physical, in-person meetings.

 
 

03.18.14 - Capital Budget Advances Local Projects, Invests In Job Creation

 
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Senator Bill Beagle today announced the introduction of Ohio’s 2014 Capital Budget, which will provide state investment dollars to support local community projects. This year’s Capital Budget included many different community projects for the Miami Valley.

 
 

03.14.14 - Beagle Praises 400 New Jobs In Western Ohio

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today joined Ohio Governor John Kasich at the Whirlpool corporation facility in Greenville, Ohio to announce the creation of 400 new jobs. Beagle currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Workforce and Economic Development.

 
 

03.12.14 - Beagle Announces Statehouse Fellowship Program

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle announced today that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire at least 20 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2015.

 
 

03.06.14 - Beagle Efforts To Strengthen Child Enticement Statute Affirmed By High Court

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle introduced and saw enacted Senate Bill 64 in 2013 which sought to resolve the legal issues with Ohio's child enticement statute. The bill was in response to a decision by the 9th District Court of Appeals, which ruled the former statute overly broad and unenforceable. The Ohio Supreme Court today upheld the appellate court ruling, further emphasizing the positive affect Beagle's initiative will have on future cases.

 
 

03.03.14 - Beagle Announces Legislative Scholarship Program

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle recently announced that the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools is now taking applications for its 2014-2015 Legislative Scholarship Program. The program offers more than 280 scholarship opportunities worth more than $1 million. High school seniors are eligible to apply and participate. Those who are selected may use the scholarships to assist with tuition costs for certificate completion and associate or bachelor degrees from participating Ohio career schools.

 
 

02.26.14 - Beagle Announces New Ohio EPA Grant Application For The Ohio Environmental Education Fund

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle is pleased to announce the Ohio EPA’s new grant application opportunities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund. Potential applicants can view guidelines online now for the spring and summer 2014 grant cycles.

 
 

02.26.14 - Start Talking! To End Drug & Substance Abuse

 

As a father of three teenagers, I know firsthand the desire to protect my children from any danger or trial that may come their way.  That is why I am joining the “Start Talking!” campaign, Ohio’s new drug-awareness initiative to encourage parents, like myself, to have conversations with our children about living drug-free lifestyles.

 
 

02.13.14 - Senate OKs Bill For Tax Officials To Refund Overpayments

 

The Ohio Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would require state tax officials to refund overpayments made by businesses.

 
 

02.12.14 - Senate Approves Initiative To Automatically Refund Overpaid Business Taxes

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 263, sponsored by Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City), which would require the Ohio Department of Taxation to notify Ohio businesses when they overpay their taxes and provide automatic refunds in the form of credits toward future taxes.

 
 

02.05.14 - Fighting Modern-Day Slavery Through Awareness

 

During the month of January, we remembered the remarkable and impactful service of Martin Luther King Jr. In that same spirit, we should also consider the human rights issues still plaguing our country and our state.

 
 

01.29.14 - Senate Clears "Internship And Co-op Appreciation Day"

 

COLUMBUS– The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 227, sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), which would name the second Tuesday of each April as “Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day.”

 
 

01.28.14 - Meijer Confirms Plan For 103 Jobs

 

DAYTON — Midwest retailer Meijer has declared its intent to build the company’s first Ohio-based dairy production facility in the Dayton region. The new Tipp City plant will employ 103 Ohioans who will work to help produce milk and a variety of other dairy products for Meijer stores.

 
 

01.28.14 - Beagle Applauds 100 New Jobs In Tipp City

 

COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) is proud to announce that Meijer Stores Limited Partnership has decided to invest $105 million in a dairy plant in Tipp City that will create more than 100 new jobs.

 
 

01.22.14 - Senate Passes Bill To Name Portion Of SR41 After Sgt. Robert Elliot

 

COLUMBUS–Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced that Senate Bill 226 passed the Senate, which would designate a portion of State Route 41 in Miami County as the “Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Elliot Memorial Highway.”

 
 

01.15.14 - Beagle Introduces Legislation To Automatically Refund Overpaid Business Taxes

 

COLUMBUS— Senators Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) joined State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Al Landis (R-Dover) today to introduce legislation—Senate Bill 263 and House Bill 402—that will require the Ohio Department of Taxation to notify Ohio businesses when they overpay their taxes and provide automatic refunds in the form of credits toward future taxes.

 
 

01.14.14 - Beagle Announces More Than $1.8 Billion Local Government Infrastructure Investment

 

COLUMBUS–Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced the Ohio Senate has passed Senate Joint Resolution 6, which seeks to renew the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP). The partnership between SCIP and the Ohio Public Works Commission finances public capital improvements to preserve and improve public infrastructure in communities across Ohio.

 
 

01.10.14 - Beagle Announces 800 Jobs To The Miami Valley

 

COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today joined with Ohio Governor John Kasich in announcing 800 new Ohio jobs being created in the Miami Valley. The company, Fuyao North America Glass Company, will invest more than $200 million into the project.

 
 

01.07.14 - Winter Storm Shuts Down County Operations

 

DARKE COUNTY – While local street crews battled the elements on Sunday and Monday, the chilling temperatures continued to shut down many businesses and schools as residents waited for the weather to abate.

 
 

01.06.14 - Senator Beagle Urges Ohioans To Take Precaution Against Cold Weather

 

COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today urges all residents of the Miami Valley to take additional precautions during the pending bitter cold temperatures descending on the Midwest over the next 48 hours.

 
 

12.20.13 - Kasich Signs Into Law Changes That Open Birth Records For 400,000 Adoptees

 

With a stroke of the pen Thursday, the state moved to open the birth records of hundreds of thousands of adopted Ohioans.

Gov. John Kasich signed into law a bill that ultimately will allow adoptees, when they reach adulthood, to gain access to their adoption records, learn more about the medical history of their biological family and perhaps make contact with birth parents.

 
 

12.19.13 - Governor Signs Beagle Adult Adoption Bill

 

COLUMBUS– Governor John R. Kasich today signed into law Senate Bill 23, sponsored by Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), which will give adults adopted between January 1964 and September 1996 access to their original birth records. Adoptees will also have access to important health records.

 
 

12.12.13 - Bill Granting 400,000 Adoptees Access To Birth Records Clears General Assembly, Heads To Gov. John Kasich For Signing

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Legislators in the Ohio House approved a bill Wednesday that would give the vast majority of adoptees in the state access to their adoption records when they reach adulthood.

 
 

12.04.13 - Senate Approves Beagle Initiative To Open Original Birth Records For Adult Adoptees

 

COLUMBUS–The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 23, sponsored by Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), which would allow adult adoptees to access their original birth records.

 
 

11.13.13 - Beagle Initiative Expands Program Sharing For Ohio Colleges And Universities

 

COLUMBUS– The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 69, sponsored by Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), which seeks to streamline and maximize the Course and Program Sharing Network. Program Share, as it is commonly known, allows colleges, universities, and adult career centers to share existing programs with one another in order to save on costs of establishing a program from scratch.

 
 

10.18.13 - Celebrate Ohio Manufacturing

 

For much of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the many sectors of the manufacturing industry served as the backbone of Ohio’s economy. This history includes a strong tradition of hard work and great pride in what we’ve created right here in the Buckeye State.

 
 

10.07.13 - Beagle And Uecker Shoot Clays At Sportsman Caucus

 

Senators Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) shoot clays at the Senate Bipartisan Sportsman Caucus last week.

 
 

07.11.13 - Governor Signs Beagle Workforce Development Measure

 
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 Senator Bill Beagle today announced that Ohio Governor John R. Kasich has signed Senate Bill 1, the Senate’s flagship legislation to increase training opportunities for unemployed and underemployed Ohioans.

 
 

06.28.13 - Beagle And Butler Introduce Measure To Encourage Investment In Local Communities

 

COLUMBUS–State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and State Representative Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) announced the introduction of companion bills to create the Neighborhood Infrastructure Assistance Program in Ohio. The program would offer tax credits to Ohio businesses that invest in community infrastructure projects undertaken by local governments or local nonprofit economic development groups. Examples of eligible projects could include central business district revitalization, land reutilization, affordable housing development, community center expansions, microenterprise business lending for start-up entrepreneurs, and historic theater renovations.

 
 

06.27.13 - Beagle Announces Historic Tax Cut, Largest Investment In Public Education In A Decade

 

COLUMBUS– Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced the passage of House Bill 59, the state’s two-year operating budget. The bill contains as its cornerstones one of the largest single-year tax cuts in Ohio’s history as well as the largest legislative investment in public education in more than 10 years.

 
 

06.19.13 - PHOTO: Beagle Honors Darke Co. Special Olympics Dawgs Basketball Team

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today honored the Darke County Special Olympics Dawgs Basketball Team as the 2013 Division III State Champion. The Dawgs exhibited athleticism, morale and a competitive spirit in achieving this great accomplishment that will aid them in meeting challenges in the future. 

 
 

06.18.13 - Beagle Honors Little Miss Ohio, Emma Moore

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) was proud to present Emma Moore of Tipp City with a resolution from the Ohio State Senate. Emma was crowned Pure American Pageant’s Little Miss Ohio, and will be representing Ohio this July in the national competition. 

 
 

06.04.13 - Beagle Honors Legacy Of Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper

 
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State Senators Bill Beagle Chris Widener (R–Springfield) today announced that Senate Bill 7 has been signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich. The bill, which the Senators jointly sponsored, is designed to keep law enforcement officers safe by giving them access to additional information on potentially dangerous suspects.

 
 

05.30.13 - Senate Approves Beagle Initiative To Clarify, Strengthen Child Enticement Laws

 

Senate Bill 64, sponsored by Bill Beagle, passed the Senate unanimously today. If enacted, the bill would strengthen Ohio’s child enticement laws by clarifying that a potential offender must have unlawful intent for their actions to be considered illegal.

 
 

05.15.13 - Beagle Initiative Empowers Communities To Direct Local Job Creation Efforts

 
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Senate Bill 112, sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle, today passed the Ohio Senate by a unanimous vote. If enacted, the bill would extend the certification deadline for Ohio’s Enterprise Zone program for an additional two years.

 
 

05.08.13 - Beagle Praises Ohio's Improved Business Climate Ranking

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today hailed a new survey on state business climates by Chief Executive Magazine as further evidence that Ohio’s economy is back on track as a result of the pro-growth strategies created in the Statehouse over the past few years.

 
 

04.17.13 - Senate Approves Beagle Plan, Provides Funds For Job Training, Workforce Development

 
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The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 1, sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle, which aims at helping Ohio’s unemployed and underemployed find work through continued education and job training.

 
 

03.20.13 - Senate Approves Beagle's Initiative To Keep Law Enforcement Officers Safe

 
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The Ohio Senate today put its stamp of approval on Senate Bill 7, legislation designed to keep law enforcement officers safe by giving them access to additional information on potentially dangerous suspects. The bill is jointly sponsored by State Senators Bill Beagle and Chris Widener (R–Springfield).

 
 

03.20.13 - Beagle Workforce Development Modernization Legislation Passes Senate

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle announced today that his initiative to streamline and rebrand Ohio’s job-placement services, Senate Bill 2, has passed the Ohio Senate.

 
 

03.06.13 - Beagle Receives Ohio Library Council's "Andrew Carnegie Award"

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) this morning was presented with the “Andrew Carnegie Award” from the Ohio Library Council (OLC). According to the OLC, the award is presented annually by the Board of Directors to a government official in recognition of their support for the ideals and challenges to public libraries

 
 

02.27.13 - Beagle Honors Tippecanoe Senior On Senate Floor

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) was proud to welcome Sam Wharton to the Senate floor today, and present him with a Senate Resolution for an outstanding cross country season, and his victory in the 2012 Nike National Championship.

 
 

02.26.13 - Senator Beagle Testifies On Workforce Development Legislation

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today offered sponsor testimony on his legislation, Senate Bill 1, which would establish a revolving loan fund to help unemployed and underemployed Ohioans receive the training they need to find work. His testimony was delivered before the Senate Standing Committee on Workforce & Economic Development, a panel that he also Chairs. 

More information on the legislation can be found here.

 
 

01.09.13 - Beagle Named To Top Position In Senate Workforce Development

 
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Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) today named State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Workforce & Economic Development. A newly created panel, Beagle’s committee will be responsible for designing new, creative initiatives to expand Ohio’s economy by preparing Ohioans for the jobs of tomorrow.

 
 

10.09.12 - Beagle Announces October As Ohio Manufacturing Month

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle announced today that October 2012 will be known as Ohio Manufacturing Month... At Senator Beagle's request, Governor John Kasich made the October designation official by Executive Resolution signed in early October.
 
 

10.01.12 - Matching Workers With Work

 
"Since I became your State Senator, the unemployment rate in our three-county region has dropped from 10.6 percent to 7.3 percent... However, we still have more than 24,000 unemployed people in our area, which is not a standard that I'm willing to accept... This shows that Ohio must do more to ensure that those in our workforce are properly trained for the jobs that are available."
 
 

09.17.12 - Beagle Honored As "Watchdog Of The Treasury"

 
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"It is important for elected officials to remember that the money they are entrusted to oversee belongs to the people who elected them," Beagle said after being recognized for his commitment to fiscal discipline.
 
 

08.15.12 - Beagle Receives Champion Of Small Business Award

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) announced today that he has received the Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital.
 
 

07.02.12 - Beagle Appointed To Governor's Executive Workforce Board

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle was recently chosen to serve on the newly-created Governor's Executive Workforce Board.
 
 

06.25.12 - West Troy Tool And Machine To Expand Operations, Add 35 New Positions

 
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West Troy Tool and Machine, Inc. received a big boost today as the Development Financing Advisory Council (DFAC) approved $2.35 million to assist with their plans for expansion. The loan, made through the Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund (OEBF), will allow for the Troy-based facility to purchase new production equipment and add 35 new jobs.
 
 

06.20.12 - Troy Main Street Maintains Accreditation For Revitalization Efforts

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle recognized the Troy Main Street organization today for their continued downtown revitalization efforts and for maintaining their National Main Street Accreditation.
 
 

06.14.12 - Beagle Bill To Eliminate Double-taxation Passes House

 
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The Ohio House of Representatives approved legislation on Wednesday that eliminates Ohio's overlapping public library taxing districts. Sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle, the bill also provides libraries with new tools to operate with greater efficiency and flexibility.
 
 

06.13.12 - Father's Day Reflections

 
Guest Column by State Senator Bill Beagle.
 
 

06.07.12 - Senators Beagle And Lehner Announce Funding For Aviation Heritage Project

 
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State Senators Bill Beagle and Peggy Lehner have announced that $3 million in Clean Ohio Revitalization funding has been awarded to the Dayton Aviation Heritage Redevelopment Project. The project site is located at 2701 Home Avenue in Dayton and was the location of the original Wright Airplane Factory.
 
 

05.22.12 - Plan To Protect Public From Meth Labs Introduced

 
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Legislation was introduced today to tackle illicit methamphetamine production across Ohio and hold property owners accountable for costs associated with meth lab cleanup. Sponsored by State Senators Frank LaRose and Bill Beagle, the measure directs the Ohio Department of Health to study and create rules to standardize meth house cleanup so that they may become safe for future use.
 
 

05.15.12 - Senate Votes To Eliminate Double-taxation For Public Libraries

 
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Legislation to eliminate the overlapping of public library taxing districts and give public libraries more tools to operate flexibly and efficiently in today's economic environment received unanimous approval this afternoon from the Ohio Senate.
 
 

05.07.12 - Spurring Investment In Ohio's Struggling Communities

 
Guest Column from State Senator Bill Beagle.
 
 

04.26.12 - Hearings Begin On Plan To Add Jobs And Investments In Ohio's Poorest Communities

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle, tesified before senate committee today about a bill he is sponsoring to boost the amount of tax credits available for investment in Low-Income Communities (LICs) across the state.
 
 

04.18.12 - Dunbar High Sports Teams Receive Senate Honors

 
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The Ohio Senate today recognized a pair of championship teams from Dayton's Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. State Senator Bill Beagle led his Senate colleagues in commending Dunbar's boys' basketball and boys' indoor track squads.
 
 

04.09.12 - Beagle Grants Approval Of Abbot Labs' Tipp City Project In Controlling Board Appearance

 
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In his first appearance as a substitute member on the state's Controlling Board, State Senator Bill Beagle today voted for the approval of a $1.6 million grant for Abbot Laboratories to develop a new manufacturing facility in Tipp City. Part of the funding will be used to create 241 new full-time jobs at the new location.
 
 

04.03.12 - Beagle Introduces Bill To Eliminate Double-taxation On Ohioans For Library Service

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today introduced legislation to eliminate overlapping public library taxing districts and give public libraries more tools to operate efficiently in today's economic environment.
 
 

03.29.12 - Investing In Ohio's Agriculture Assets

 
Guest Column by State Senator Bill Beagle.
 
 

03.26.12 - Abbott Labs To Add Jobs With Increased Funding

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today announced Development Financing Advisory Council (DFAC) approved a $1.5 million loan for Abbott Laboratories through the Ohio Department of Development.
 
 

03.22.12 - Beagle Honors Representatives From Dayton Public Schools

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today welcomed several representatives from the Dayton School District.
 
 

03.21.12 - Beagle-Widener Workforce Resolution Given Senate Support

 
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State Senators Bill Beagle and Chris Widener today received unanimous support from their colleagues in their effort to designate March 2012 as Skilled Workforce Recognition Month.
 
 

03.07.12 - Beagle Announces New Scholarship Opportunity

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle recently announced that the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools is now taking applications for its 2011-2012 Legislative Scholarship Program.
 
 

03.02.12 - Statement From Senator Beagle On Abbott Announcement

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle has released the following statement in regards to the announcement that Abbott plans to build a new, state-of-the-art facility in Tipp City. The project is expected to feature an investment of $270 million and the creation of 240 jobs.
 
 

02.15.12 - Beagle's Ag-LINK Bill Earns Senate Passage

 
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The Ohio Senate today offered its approval of legislation to modify the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program, which supports Ohio's agricultural community by permitting the Ohio Treasurer of State to invest in eligible lending institutions that then lend money to an eligible agricultural business at a reduced interest rate.
 
 

02.14.12 - Beagle And Lehner Honor Trotwood-Madison Football Champs

 
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State Senators Bill Beagle and Peggy Lehner today hosted the Trotwood-Madison High School Football Team at the Ohio Statehouse. The Republican lawmakers honored the team with a Senate Resolution before the full legislative chamber.
 
 

01.18.12 - Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Encourage Growth Of Agriculture Businesses

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle recently introduced legislation to modify the Agricultural Linked Deposit Program, which supports Ohio's agricultural community by permitting the Ohio Treasurer of State to invest in eligible lending institutions that then lend money to an eligible agricultural business at a reduced interest rate.
 
 

01.09.12 - Beagle Announces Added Help For NVR

 
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The State Controlling Board today approved $70,000 to NVR in the City of Dayton. This latest approval of assistance is expected to play a role in the creation of 75 new, full-time jobs.
 
 

12.12.11 - Beagle Applauds Millions For Area Revitalization

 
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The State Controlling Board today committed more than $3.5 million for revitalization projects in Southwest Ohio. This funding received the full support of State Senator Bill Beagle and came at the request of the Ohio Department of Development. Support for both projects will be allocated through the Clean Ohio Revitalization fund.
 
 

11.28.11 - Beagle Announces Millions For Regional Projects, Relief

 
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The State Controlling Board today approved the release of more than $2 million worth of investments in the Dayton region. The funding is the result of two requests made on behalf of the Ohio Department of Development and supported by State Senator Bill Beagle.
 
 

11.14.11 - Beagle Touts $10 Million For Workforce Expansion

 
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The State Controlling Board today announced that a total of $10 million will be released over the next two years to help bolster ongoing job creation and commercialization efforts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and Springfield Air National Guard Base (SANG). In addition, the Wright State Applied Research Corporation has agreed to provide roughly $900,000 in matching funds for both fiscal year 2012 and 2013.
 
 

10.28.11 - Beagle Welcomes Troy Christian Students To Ohio Statehouse

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle earlier today hosted students from the Troy Christian School at the Ohio Statehouse. Beagle addressed the group in the Statehouse Rotunda and explained various aspects of the Ohio Legislature.
 
 

10.24.11 - Controlling Board Approves Funding For Environmental Project

 
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The Ohio Controlling Board today announced that $295,975 has been made available to conduct a Phase II Environmental Assessment on the former American Carco property located in Montgomery County. As part of the assessment, more than 50 borings will be installed along with three groundwater monitoring wells.
 
 

09.16.11 - Ohio Gears Up For "Wear Your Bike Helmet To Work/School Day"

 
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On Wednesday, September 21, Ohio will take part in its first official "Wear Your Bike Helmet to Work or School Day." The observance comes as the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) and similar advocacy groups continue to advance public awareness regarding head and brain injuries.
 
 

09.12.11 - State Controlling Board Commits Dollars To Local Industry

 
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Today, State Senator Bill Beagle applauded the Ohio Controlling Board's release of over $1.4 million dollars to two Montgomery County entities. Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC is set to receive $186,000 to assist in their massive upgrade and expansion campaign, while the Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC) will draw on a $1.25 million award in order to continue its networking efforts with Ohio's manufacturing community.
 
 

09.08.11 - Senator Beagle: District Schools Earn High Marks

 
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Guest column by State Senator Bill Beagle
 
 

08.10.11 - Senator Beagle: Ohio's Credit Rating Boost Bucks The National Trend

 
Columbus - 
Guest column by State Senator Bill Beagle
 
 

08.08.11 - Beagle Touts Workforce Development Funding

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today touted the release of nearly $2.5 million in loans and grants that will assist in the creation of over 90 new, full-time jobs, while helping to retain an additional 80 existing positions. The funds will be made available to four area employers by way of the Ohio Controlling Board.
 
 

07.12.11 - Beagle Applauds Controlling Board Release Of $1 Million To Process Equipment Company Of Tipp City

 
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The Ohio Controlling Board today announced the release of a $1 million 166 Direct Loan to Process Equipment Company of Tipp City (PEC). The funds will be used to purchase machinery and equipment as part of the company's efforts to meet additional customer demand. As a result, 62 new, full-time jobs will be created and an additional 130 jobs are expected to be retained as a result of the upcoming expansion project.
 
 

07.11.11 - City Of Piqua Receives Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund Dollars

 
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Today the City of Piqua was granted $2,000,000 from the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund to assist in the demolition and remediation efforts of the former Piqua Memorial Hospital property. The funds were released upon approval of the Ohio Controlling Board.
 
 

07.01.11 - Kasich Signs Beagle Bill To Assist Public Libraries

 
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Governor John Kasich officially signed Senate Bill 120 on Thursday. Sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle, the legislation clarifies that county prosecutors may represent all taxpayer-funded public libraries.
 
 

06.29.11 - Beagle Announces Nearly $2.5 Million In Funds For Economic Advancement And Job Growth

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle has announced that the state Development Financing Advisory Council (DFAC) recently approved two 166 Direct Loans, totaling almost $2.5 million, to a pair ofMontgomery County businesses.
 
 

06.08.11 - Statement From State Senator Bill Beagle On Passage Of State Budget

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle issued the following statement today regarding the Ohio Senate's passage of House Bill 153, the state's operating budget. "I knew when taking my oath in January that the months ahead would prove important for Ohio's future. With that said, I applaud the effort displayed by my colleagues over the past month in successfully closing a multi-billion budget shortfall without resorting to a single tax increase that would further saddle Ohioans with the burden of growing government."
 
 

05.24.11 - Beagle Announces Tipp City Company To Receive $1 Million Loan For Expansion Project That Will Create And Retain Nearly 200 Jobs

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle announced today that the State Development Financing Advisory Council (DFAC) recently approved the release of a $1 million 166 Direct Loan to Process Equipment Company of Tipp City (PEC) for the purchase of machinery and equipment as part of the company's expansion to meet additional customer demand. PEC has committed to create 62 new, full-time jobs and retain an additional 130 jobs as a result of the project.
 
 

04.13.11 - Beagle's Bill To Assist Public Libraries Passed By Ohio Senate

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle announced today that the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 120, legislation that clarifies that county prosecutors may represent all taxpayer-funded public libraries.
 
 

03.23.11 - Senator Beagle Meets With Students From Bethel Elementary

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle recently met with fourth-grade students from Bethel Elementary School in Miami County during the group's recent trip to Columbus. Beagle spoke to the students about his role as a state senator in Ohio's government. The group also took a tour of the Ohio Statehouse during their visit.
 
 

03.16.11 - Senator Beagle Announces Release Of Clean Ohio Funds To Help Rehab Former Car Dealership In Dayton

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle announced that the state Controlling Board recently approved $182,790 in Clean Ohio Assistance funds to conduct an environmental assessment - including groundwater monitoring wells, soil borings and a geophysical survey - at the former West Side Chevrolet dealership in Dayton.
 
 

03.03.11 - Beagle Announces Passage Of Collective Bargaining Bill

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle announced the Ohio Senate has voted to approve Senate Bill 5, landmark legislation that reforms Ohio's collective bargaining laws to provide greater transparency and give state and local government the tools to more effectively manage their personnel and costs. Ohio's Collective Bargaining Law was first enacted in 1983 and has remained relatively unchanged since.
 
 

02.11.11 - Beagle Appointed To Ohio Commission On Fatherhood

 
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State Senator Bill Beagle today announced that he has been appointed to the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood by Senate President Tom Niehaus (R- New Richmond). The 20-member panel is tasked with increasing public awareness of the critical role fathers play by funding statewide fatherhood programs, making policy recommendations regarding fathers and engaging the community. The commission is also responsible for organizing a state summit on fatherhood every four years.
 
 

01.27.11 - Senator Beagle Announces Committee Assignments

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Bill Beagle today announced his committee assignments for the 129th General Assembly. With a nod to Beagle's previous experience as a small business owner and his work in the banking and finance industry, Senate President Tom Niehaus (R- New Richmond) named him vice-chairman of the Senate Financial Institutions Committee and the Ways and Means and Economic Development Committee.
 
 

01.03.11 - Bill Beagle Sworn In As Senator From The 5th Senate District

 
Columbus - 
As part of the opening ceremonies for the 129th Session of the Ohio General Assembly, Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) was sworn in for a four-year term as the Senator for the 5th Ohio Senate District. The 5th District includes portions of Montgomery and Darke counties and all of Miami County.