Columbus - 
State Senator Bill Coley (R- Liberty Township) announced today that he has been named chairman of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee by Senate President Tom Niehaus (R- New Richmond). The Government Oversight and Reform Committee deals with legislation and policy that seeks to promote increased accountability, transparency and reform in all aspects of state government. "I am honored to have been asked by President Niehaus to serve as chairman of the Government Oversight Committee, as reforming state government has been a top priority of the Senate throughout this General Assembly," Coley said. "I look forward to working with my colleagues as we seek to promote accountability and efficiency at all levels of government." In addition, Coley has also been appointed to the Energy and Public Utilities Committee and the Financial Institutions Committee, and will retain his seat on the Education Committee. These changes are part of a broader overhaul of the Senate Committee structure by President Niehaus in order to better reflect the interest and experience of all Senate members.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Coley To Announce Bill Restoring Control To Restaurant Owners, Allowing Dogs On Patios


COLUMBUS - State Senator Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township) will join business leaders TOMORROW to announce legislation aimed at restoring the decision-making authority of restaurant owners in determining whether to allow dogs in their outdoor spaces. 


Coley Announces Passage Of Senate Budget That Closes Fiscal Shortfall And Protects Essential Services


"Working together, we have cut almost $1.1 billion from the original version of the budget and have brought the budget in balance without putting Ohio's economy at risk by raising taxes," said Senator Coley, who serves a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for balancing Ohio's two-year operating budget. 


Senate Approves Awareness Legislation Aimed At Curing Pediatric Brain Tumors In Honor Of Kyler Bradley


"Today is another milestone in our efforts to honor Kyler and all those who suffer, both directly and indirectly, from the devastation that DIPG causes families," said Coley. 

DIPG is an aggressive, malignant brain tumor found at the base of the brain stem, affecting approximately 200 to 400 children in the U.S each year. It is the second most common malignant brain tumor and is the leading cause of childhood death due to brain tumors. The average prognosis of those diagnosed is 9 months. Symptoms include double vision, inability to close the eyelids completely, drooping of one side of the face as well as difficulty chewing and swallowing.


Senate Panel Approves Local Mother's Awareness Effort Aimed At Curing Pediatric Brain Tumors


"Today is another milestone in our efforts to honor Kyler and all those we've lost too soon to DIPG," said Coley. "This simple measure offers hope for families that one day we can overcome this disease and the heartbreak it causes."