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State Senator Bill Coley (R–Liberty Township) was yesterday named a member of the state budget conference committee, which is comprised of 6 legislators, 3 from each chamber of the General Assembly. The committee is charged with the responsibility of reconciling the differences between the House-passed and Senate-passed versions of the state budget, House Bill 59.
 
“Our number one priority in the Statehouse remains creating an environment in Ohio where we can create jobs and grow our economy for the long-term,” said Coley, who serves as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance. “Working with the Governor and our colleagues in the House, I believe we are putting the final touches on a bill that does just that.”

Senate Finance Chairman Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) and Senator Tom Sawyer (D-Akron) will join Coley when he takes his seat on the conference committee.
 
The committee will hold its first hearing on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

 
 
 
  
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