Senator Brown Comments On Passage Of HB 289
Changes to bill allow Toledo and its partnering communities to continue utilizing JEDZ agreements
May 21, 2014
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Columbus –Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) released the following statement after the Ohio Senate voted to pass HB 289 modifying Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ) agreements in Ohio:
“When HB 289 first came to the Senate, many communities in Northwest Ohio, including the City of Toledo, expressed serious concerns about its potential impact on their established and successful JEDZ agreements.

"After working with the bill’s sponsor, Representative Kirk Schuring, and my colleague Senator Randy Gardner, I am happy to report that the bill was modified to address those concerns. I believe HB 289 strikes a balance between preventing abuse and allowing metro areas like Toledo to continue utilizing these important economic development tools.”

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