Senator Frank LaRose - Senate District 27
 

07.25.17 - LaRose Applauds Wooster On Being Named One Of Ohio's Best Hometowns

 

"The rest of Ohio is learning what we in Wayne County have known for a long time, Wooster is a great place to live."

 
 

07.20.17 - LaRose Issues Statement On The Passing Of Former Congressman Ralph Regula

 

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of former U.S. Congressman Ralph Regula."

 
 

07.13.17 - REMINDER LaRose Welcomes Area Residents To Attend District Office Hours

 

“There is nothing more effective than face to face discussions with the men and women I serve in Columbus about issues that are important in their lives. That is why since I was elected in 2010, I have held over 200 district office hour meetings throughout Summit, Wayne and Stark counties,” said Senator LaRose. “By working together, we can solve problems and make our communities better places for all Ohio families.”
 

 
 

06.28.17 - LaRose Welcomed Soap Box Derby Champions To The Statehouse

 

"It was a joy to recognize the Soap Box Derby champions from all across Ohio,"

 
 

06.26.17 - LaRose Welcomes Area Residents To Attend District Office Hours

 

“There is nothing more effective than face to face discussions with the men and women I serve in Columbus about issues that are important in their lives. That is why since I was elected in 2010, I have held over 200 district office hour meetings throughout Summit, Wayne and Stark counties,” said Senator LaRose. “By working together, we can solve problems and make our communities better places for all Ohio families.”

 
 

06.15.17 - LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation Helping Families Save For Their Children's Futures

 

“The cost of college is putting a significant financial burden on many Ohio families," said Senator LaRose, who co-sponsored Senate Bill 5. “This legislation recognizes the importance of making a college education more affordable for the students and families of Ohio by expanding tax free college savings .”

 
 

06.14.17 - LaRose Introduces Bill Prohibiting Abortions Resulting From Down Syndrome Diagnosis

 

"The life of every child is precious, regardless of disability.  Every child, no matter the circumstance, has the right to life," said Senator LaRose. "This legislation will protect the lives of unborn children with disabilities, valuing them as equal members of society."

 
 

05.12.17 - LaRose Commends President Trump For Creation Of Commission On Election Integrity

 

I applaud President Trump for his leadership establishing a commission on election integrity. While serving in the legislature, I have worked to combat voter fraud while improving convenience and access for all of Ohio’s voters.

 
 

05.11.17 - LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Tax Reforms For Ohio's Farmers

 

“Farming is Ohio’s oldest business and still today agriculture is Ohio’s largest industry," said LaRose. "This commonsense reform will ensure that Ohio’s farm families can stay on their land and continue to grow their businesses while simultaneously growing the crops and livestock which feed America and the world.”

 
 

04.20.17 - LaRose Introduces Legislation To Modernize Ohio's Aging Voting Equipment

 

"This equipment comprises the essential infrastructure of our democratic process," said Senator LaRose. "It is a shared responsibility of state and local governments to ensure that it is properly maintained."

 
 

04.19.17 - Ohio's Transportation Budget: Investing In Our Roads And Bridges

 

The transportation budget makes necessary investments in infrastructure, which will lead to road and bridge improvements across the state of Ohio. Beyond critical funding needs, this budget will help to ensure more efficient and effective government as we continue efforts to make Ohio a more attractive place to do business.

 
 

04.12.17 - REMINDER: Senator LaRose Invites Area Residents To Attend District Office Hours

 

“There is nothing more effective than face to face discussions with the men and women I serve in Columbus about issues that are important in their lives. That is why since I was elected in 2010, I have held over 200 district office hour meetings throughout Summit, Wayne and Stark counties,” said Senator LaRose.

 
 

03.29.17 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator LaRose Welcomes Citizens To Attend District Office Hours

 

“There is nothing more effective than face to face discussions with the men and women I serve in Columbus about issues that are important in their lives. That is why since I was elected in 2010, I have held over 200 district office hour meetings throughout Summit, Wayne and Stark counties,” said Senator LaRose.

 
 

03.29.17 - LaRose Announces Legislation To Update Ohio's Drug Abuse Laws

 

“Fentanyl and carfentanil are killing our fellow Ohioans in record numbers," said LaRose. "It is not an overstatement to call it an epidemic." 

 
 

03.23.17 - LaRose Introduces Legislation Providing BWC Benefits For First Responders

 

 “This legislation will provide avenues of relief for peace officers and firefighters who have valiantly served the public and suffer from PTSD originating from the performance of their duties,” said Senator LaRose. “This commonsense change gives our brave men and women time to recover and help them begin the journey back to work."

 
 

03.22.17 - Senate Passes Transportation Budget

 

"This legislation affects all Ohioans, our communities and our economy, and I'm proud of the bipartisan work we accomplished in the Senate," said Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) Chair of the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee. "Our priorities were to ensure safe and efficient transportation for our citizens, enhance public transit funding and send additional funds to local governments for the maintenance of our local roads and bridges."

 
 

03.21.17 - LaRose Announces Live Coverage Of The State Transportation Budget Committee

 

"Transportation issues touch the lives of all Ohioans, which is why I am thrilled to announce this enhanced access and transparency," said LaRose. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to craft a transportation budget that invests in Ohio's diverse transportation infrastructure to enhance prosperity and improve safety for Ohio’s families, and now as we recognize Sunshine Week, we are making it easier for Ohioans to participate in the process.”

 
 

03.08.17 - LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation To Eliminate Unnecessary Primary Elections

 

"Forcing our county boards of election to hold uncontested primary elections is a clear waste of their time and taxpayer resources," said LaRose. "This commonsense, bipartisan bill would remove the unnecessary cost burden placed on local communities and improve efficiency in the administration of our elections."

 
 

03.01.17 - LaRose Introduces Congressional Redistricting Reform Proposal

 

"My goal is to establish a redistricting process that does not favor the interests of one political party or another but that works for all Ohioans," said LaRose. "While I believe that the plan I have put forward accomplishes this, I recognize that it could always be improved. I welcome the input of my colleagues and I look forward to hearing their ideas on how we can improve and build on this proposal."

 
 

02.27.17 - LaRose Announces 2018 Legislative Fellowship Program

 

"Over the past six years I’ve had the pleasure of working with several dedicated young men and women who were part of the LSC Fellowship Program," said LaRose. "They were all given the unique opportunity to learn firsthand how Ohio policymakers shape our state’s future. Additionally, each of them contributed significantly to the work my office does to serve the Ohioans we represent."

 
 

02.23.17 - Senate Announces Hearing Schedule For State Transportation Budget

 

“Transportation issues touch the lives of all Ohioans," said LaRose. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to craft a transportation budget that invests in Ohio's diverse transportation infrastructure to enhance prosperity and improve safety for Ohio’s families.”

 
 

02.10.17 - LaRose Reintroduces Legislation To Improve Transparency In Local Elections

 

"The concept is pretty straightforward," said Senator LaRose. "This bill will update Ohio's campaign finance law to allow local entities to join a system that has operated smoothly for over 15 years. There is no good reason to deny the public the opportunity to view local campaign finance reports online when state reports are already available."

 
 

02.07.17 - LaRose Introduces Bill To Eliminate Unnecessary Primary Elections, Saving Taxpayer Dollars

 

"Our county boards of elections work hard to stretch every taxpayer dollar as far as it will go to ensure efficient, fair elections," said LaRose. "Forcing them to hold uncontested primary elections is a clear waste of time and taxpayer resources. This commonsense, bipartisan bill would remove the unnecessary cost burden placed on local communities and improve efficiency in the administration of our elections."

 
 

01.31.17 - LaRose Introduces Legislation To Update Ohio's Drug Abuse Laws

 

"This stuff is lethal and it affects every corner of our state. Our fellow Ohioans want us to address this scourge on our communities," added LaRose. "I believe that addicts need to be in treatment and drug dealers belong behind bars. This legislation was crafted to punish traffickers without ensnaring addicts." 

 
 

01.24.17 - LaRose Welcomes Residents To Attend January District Office Hours

 

State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomes residents to attend his district office hours on Saturday, January 28, 2017. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties in northeast Ohio.

 
 

01.17.17 - Senator LaRose Named National Network Of State Legislators Co-Chair

 

"I am humbled to be named a co-chair of the National Network of State Legislators Committed to Civil Governance,” said Senator LaRose, “As an active participant with NICD since its inception, I am excited to work with a group of like-minded individuals to spread the message of civility in government”.

 
 

12.28.16 - LaRose Announces Roll Out Of Ohio's New Online Voter Registration System

 

"Ohio's new online voter registration system will make registering to vote more convenient, while saving millions in taxpayer dollars and helping state and county elections officials to keep more accurate records," said Senator LaRose.

 
 

12.01.16 - LaRose Announces Passage Of Legislation To Update Ohio's Drug Abuse Laws

 

"The alarming number of recent fentanyl related deaths is a serious concern," said LaRose. "This legislation was crafted to punish traffickers while ensuring treatment for addicts."

 
 

11.29.16 - LaRose Praises Passage Of Bill To Eliminate Unnecessary Primary Elections, Save Taxpayer Dollars

 

"Our county boards of elections work hard to stretch every taxpayer dollar as far as it will go to ensure efficient, fair elections," said LaRose. "Forcing them to hold uncontested primary elections is a clear waste of time and taxpayer resources. This commonsense, bipartisan bill would remove the unnecessary cost burden placed on local communities and improve efficiency in the administration of our elections."

 
 

11.21.16 - LaRose Welcomes Residents To Attend December District Office Hours

 

State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomes residents to attend his district office hours on Saturday, December 10, 2016. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties in northeast Ohio.

 
 

11.07.16 - LaRose Welcomes Residents To Attend November District Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomes residents to attend his district office hours on Saturday, November 12, 2016. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties in northeast Ohio.

 
 

11.03.16 - Fairlawn WWII Veteran Inducted Into Ohio Veterans Hall Of Fame

 

"Like so many in the greater Akron community, I'm humbled to call Colonel Miller a longtime friend and mentor," said LaRose. "From playing a heroic role in liberating Holocaust victims to faithfully serving our community for decades, his life is a model of selflessness and determination."

 
 

10.26.16 - LaRose Delivers Keynote Address At Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference

 

“From installing the first traffic signal to being the birthplace of aviation, innovation has always been a driving force behind maintaining Ohio's transportation system,” said LaRose. “For a state like Ohio that makes things and grows things, an excellent transportation infrastructure system is critical to our economy.”

 

 
 

10.25.16 - LaRose Discusses Elections Policy With Foreign Delegations

 

"We may come from different cultures, but I was inspired by our mutual passion for the democratic process," said Senator LaRose. "Today's discussion focused on our mutual desire to increase political participation so that democracy can flourish."

 
 

09.28.16 - LaRose Announces Passage Of Bill To Encourage Ohioans To Register To Vote

 

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) today announced the Senate unanimously passed legislation to encourage Ohioans to register to vote and participate in the democratic process.

 
 

08.31.16 - LaRose Announces That Bill To Protect Children And Pets From Extreme Heat In Vehicles Takes Effect Today

 

"Even as a new school year begins, the heat is showing no signs of letting up," said LaRose. "It's important that we make concerned bystanders aware that they can do whatever it takes to save a child or pet in danger without fearing legal repercussions. I invite everyone in our community to join me in spreading the word about this important new law."

 
 

08.23.16 - LaRose Announces $310K In New State Funding For Amazon.com Road Construction In Twinsburg

 

"I'm excited to see the construction of Amazon's new Twinsburg facility move forward," said LaRose. "The investment in this new site is an investment in the local families who will benefit from the 150 high-quality jobs the project will bring to our community."

 
 

08.22.16 - LaRose Invites Residents To Attend September District Office Hours

 
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Senator LaRose welcomes residents to attend his district office hours on Saturday, September 24, 2016. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties in northeast Ohio.

 
 

08.18.16 - LaRose Introduces Legislation To Save Taxpayer Dollars By Eliminating Unnecessary Primary Elections

 

"Our county boards of elections work hard to stretch every taxpayer dollar as far as it will go to ensure efficient, fair elections," said LaRose. "Forcing them to hold uncontested primary elections is a clear waste of time and taxpayer resources. This commonsense, bipartisan bill would remove the unnecessary cost burden placed on local communities and improve efficiency in the administration of our elections."

 
 

08.12.16 - On World Elephant Day, LaRose Urges Federal Law Enforcement To Crack Down On Illegal Ivory Trade

 

"Last fall, I had the opportunity to meet with senior government officials in Botswana and Namibia and discuss the devastating impact of poaching in sub-Saharan Africa," said LaRose. "Elephant poaching produces major profits for organized crime, militant groups and terrorist organizations that launder illegal ivory through U.S. markets. By focusing on reducing demand for illegal ivory, the federal government can improve security around the globe while protecting a truly majestic species from extinction."

 
 

08.04.16 - LaRose Invites Residents To August Office Hours 

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomes residents to attend his district office hours on Saturday, August 13, 2016. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties in northeast Ohio.

 
 

07.13.16 - LaRose Responds To Passing Of Former State Representative Jim Carmichael

 

"Today our community mourns the loss of a truly outstanding public servant," said LaRose.

 
 

06.23.16 - LaRose Advocates For Greater Civility In Politics At Bipartisan Forum

 
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"The hostile, divisive rhetoric that has characterized this year's presidential election is a serious obstacle to addressing our nation's greatest challenges," said LaRose, a longtime participant in NICD programs.

 
 

06.15.16 - LaRose Welcomes Taiwanese Delegation To The Statehouse

 
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"I was honored to welcome this group of diverse professionals to Ohio to continue to strengthen the economic and cultural bond between our state and the people of Hsinchu County and all of Taiwan," said LaRose. "It was enlightening to discuss innovation and trade between our nations, as well as important democratic developments recently taking place in Taiwan."

 
 

06.13.16 - LaRose Joins State And Local Officials For Signing Of Bill To Establish Online Voter Registration

 

"The establishment of online voter registration is a major victory for voter access and efficiency," said LaRose. "By modernizing our voter registration system, we are dramatically improving convenience for the average voter while helping our state and local governments save money and keep accurate records. We're also taking an important step to improve the integrity of the voter registration process and prevent fraud."

 
 

06.02.16 - LaRose Announces Signing Of Bill To Protect Children And Pets From Extreme Heat In Vehicles

 

"The heat of summer is here so it’s important that Ohioans know that there is no need to hesitate to take action when the life of a child or animal is at risk," said LaRose. "Now that the law provides immunity for Good Samaritans who do what it takes to save a life, Ohioans who do the right thing have no need to fear legal repercussions."

 

 
 

05.26.16 - LaRose Welcomes Fairlawn WWII Veteran To Statehouse For Holocaust Commemoration

 
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“When somebody tells you that the Holocaust didn’t happen …. I stress to you I have seen these things. It did happen. I’m grateful for the opportunity to tell you my story, and I hope you will relay that story to some of your friends.”

 
 

05.25.16 - LaRose Praises Passage Of Bill To Establish Online Voter Registration In Ohio

 
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"I am proud to have led this effort to bring the security and convenience of online voter registration to Ohio," said LaRose. "I applaud my colleagues in the House and Senate for voting to include Ohio in the majority of states that offer this option to their voters. Online voter registration will lead to major cost savings and improved accuracy in Ohio's elections process."

 
 

05.18.16 - LaRose Announces House Passage Of Bill To Protect Children And Pets From Excessive Temperatures In Vehicles

 
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 "As the father of three young children, I feel a responsibility to help protect other children from becoming the victims of these tragic, preventable accidents. By passing this commonsense legislation, we can encourage concerned bystanders to save the life of a child or pet without fearing legal repercussions."

 
 

04.27.16 - LaRose Announces Crucial Investment In Northeast Ohio Highway Infrastructure Projects

 
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“This legislation provides necessary resources for essential infrastructure projects while fulfilling the legislature's constitutional duty to oversee the appropriations process,” said LaRose. "These projects strengthen the roadways and transportation networks that support our growing economy and Ohio's job-creators"

 

 
 

04.20.16 - LaRose Commends Reversal Of Job-Killing EPA Proposal Aimed At Ohio Motor Sports

 
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"I join Ohioans and motor sports fans in celebrating the news that the EPA has come to their senses, and backed away from this attempt at bureaucratic overreach. Alongside my colleagues, I will continue to defend this cherished pastime."

 
 

04.14.16 - LaRose Announces Passage Of Bill To Support Firefighters Being Treated For Occupational Cancers

 
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"These dedicated public safety professionals stand ready every day to face personal danger in order to protect their fellow Ohioans," said LaRose. "I'm proud that we have come together to ensure that Ohio Firefighters exposed to increased risk of cancer while performing their duty will receive the care they deserve."

 
 

04.13.16 - LaRose Announces State's Capital Bill To Make $2.6 Billion Investment In Ohio's Local Communities

 
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"This important legislation invests in economic development and cultural projects of local and regional importance, contributing to quality of life and economic growth in our community," said LaRose. "A substantial portion of capital spending goes to needed maintenance and improvements of public facilities throughout the state, but does so in a responsible and fiscally conservative manner. The carefully considered investments in this budget fall well within Ohio's constitutional cap on borrowing and reflect our ongoing commitment to sustainable and responsible fiscal management practices. This budget is a continuation of the same thoughtful management practices which resulted in Ohio earning an upgrade in our bond rating; essentially the state's 'credit score' just a few years ago."

 
 

04.05.16 - LaRose Announces $800,000 For Research And Development In Summit County

 
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"This is yet another example of how pro-growth, pro-business policies paired with smart economic development initiatives such as this one attract investment and create jobs in Ohio," said LaRose. "I'm excited to watch this company grow in Summit County as they bring high-paying, high-quality jobs to our community."

 
 

04.04.16 - LaRose Named Chairman Of Senate Transportation, Commerce And Labor Committee

 
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"Transportation is not only an area that impacts the daily lives of all Ohioans, but is also essential to our economic prosperity," said LaRose. "I'm proud to lead this effort to help ensure that the state’s transportation policies increase opportunities, maintain safety and promote job growth."

 
 

03.18.16 - LaRose Addresses State Leaders And National Experts On Civility In Today's Public Discourse

 
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"Now more than ever it is important to come together to bring the issue of civility in public discourse to the forefront," said LaRose. "We must develop positive approaches that best serve our constituents, respect our democracy and engage in dialogue, not discord."

 
 

03.15.16 - LaRose Invites Residents To Attend March District Office Hours

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) will be available to meet with constituents in several district locations on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties.

No appointment is necessary. In an effort to make himself accessible to everyone in his district, LaRose will hold office hours at the following three locations:

 
 

03.01.16 - LaRose Announces Ohio History Fund Grant To Canal Fulton Heritage Society

 
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"Ohio History Fund grants provide much needed assistance for local organizations, nonprofits and historical societies to preserve Ohio's rich history," said LaRose. "It's important that we continue to work together to promote the unique heritage of Ohio communities to the benefit of residents and visitors alike."

 
 

02.25.16 - LaRose Welcomes Akron Football To Ohio Senate Following Bowl Victory

 
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"Known as a driven and determined team, the Akron Zips have developed into a remarkable group of student-athletes whose skill on the football field is equaled only by their display of team values on and off the field," said LaRose. "They are a credit not only to their families and their school but also to the superb coaching of their mentor, Coach Terry Bowden,” said LaRose.

 
 

02.23.16 - LaRose Honors Archbishop Hoban State Champions

 
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"Coach Dobbins and his players are winners both on the field and in the classroom, and I congratulate them on bringing home the school’s first ever title in girls soccer," LaRose said. "Each of these young ladies has much to be proud of, and the Akron community wishes them success as they complete their studies and begin preparations for the upcoming season."

 
 

02.12.16 - LaRose Announces Legislative Fellowship Program

 
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"Recent graduates with an interest in state government or public policy should consider the LSC Fellowship to develop important career skills far beyond the average fellowship experience," said LaRose. “Fellows have the opportunity to take on diverse responsibilities while connecting directly with state policymakers and stakeholders, often leading to successful careers in public service. In the past five years I have had a number of impressive young professionals who have shown a willingness to learn and dedicate themselves to their responsibilities as LSC Fellows."

 
 

02.11.16 - LaRose Announces Passage Of Bill To Protect Children And Pets From Excessive Temperatures In Vehicles

 

"This is a common sense measure that seeks to protect good samaritans who save the life of a child or rescue a pet," said LaRose. "Far too often we hear tragic stories about deaths which occur when children and pets are left alone in hot vehicles and as a father of three young children I am glad we are taking this important preventative step." said LaRose.

 
 

02.02.16 - LaRose Joins National Leaders To Discuss Efforts To Enhance Ohio's Elections Process

 
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"I was delighted to join esteemed election leaders from across the country today to share Ohio's progress in enhancing the election process while at the same time gaining valuable information from individuals who have taken these important steps in other states," said LaRose. "Online voter registration has been a top priority for me and I look forward to Ohio joining 29 other states that give their voters secure and convenient option."

 
 

01.29.16 - LaRose Applauds Report Showing Record Year For New Businesses Filed With Secretary Of State

 
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“Ohio's hard-working entrepreneurs have helped create these jobs along with our efforts to improve Ohio's business climate by eliminating superfluous red tape and job stifling bureaucracy." said LaRose. "We must continue to focus on effective, not burdensome, regulation while ensuring that entrepreneurs have the capacity to thrive in our state." LaRose said.

 
 

01.29.16 - LaRose Honored As Legislator Of The Year By Ohio Association Of County Behavioral Health Authorities

 
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“I am honored to accept this award from the outstanding professionals who dedicate their lives to helping our fellow Ohioans struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues in our communities,” said LaRose.

 
 

01.14.16 - LaRose Honored As Legislator Of The Year By Ohio Association Of Election Officials

 
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“I am honored to accept this award from the Ohio Association of Election Officials,” said LaRose. “We have made great strides this year in modernizing Ohio's elections process to make it more fair, secure, and efficient and I look forward to further action to ensure that the voice of all Ohio voters is heard.”

 
 

01.13.16 - LaRose Continues Push For Online Voter Registration Legislation

 
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"Online voter registration will achieve major cost savings while improving convenience for voters and helping to eliminate fraud," said LaRose. "I'd like to thank my colleagues in the Ohio House for giving this initiative consideration as I believe Ohio voters deserve the convenience, accessibility and efficiency it will provide."

 
 

12.29.15 - LaRose To Hold January District Office Hours

 
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"I enjoyed seeing so many new and familiar faces at office hours," said LaRose. "I look forward to continuing these conversations with my constituents about how I can best represent the needs of our community in the Ohio Senate."

 
 

12.11.15 - LaRose Announces Legislation Ensuring Fair Access To Employment Opportunities

 
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"This legislation provides many Ohioans with a much-needed second chance," said LaRose. "Far too often applications are set aside simply because of a checked box and this will give applicants an opportunity to take the next step toward meaningful employment."

 
 

12.09.15 - Bill To Improve Veterans' Access To Medical Benefits Goes To Governor For Signature

 
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"Several healthcare options exist at the state and federal level for veterans,” said LaRose. “The problem is that many veterans don’t have enough information on which benefits are available or how to navigate the system to receive them. This program will help clarify this process so they can gain access to the assistance they have earned." 

 
 

12.09.15 - LaRose Praises Passage Of Bill To Streamline Ridesharing Statewide

 

"This fast-growing industry addresses the transportation needs of Ohioans while at the same time creating opportunities for economic growth and entrepreneurship in our state," said LaRose. "It was important to create a simple streamlined statewide regulatory structure and insurance rules as ridesharing services continue to become more prevalent."

 
 

12.08.15 - LaRose Welcomes Local Leaders From The Wounded Warrior Project To Discuss Collaborative Efforts Supporting Vets

 
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“The Wounded Warrior Project provides excellent support for our men and women in uniform who are returning home from deployment,” said LaRose. “We owe it to our veterans who have given so much for our country.”

 

 
 

12.08.15 - LaRose Applauds Passage Of Bill Supporting Families Of Fallen Officers

 
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“Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each and every day when they leave their homes and report for duty," said LaRose. “With the passage of this bill, the families of any law enforcement officer, whether they are full-time, part-time or volunteer, will be offered assistance should a tragedy occur.” 

 
 

11.25.15 - LaRose To Hold December District Office Hours

 
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"I enjoyed seeing so many new and familiar faces at office hours this fall," said LaRose. "I look forward to continuing these conversations with my constituents about how I can best represent the needs of our community in the Ohio Senate."

 
 

11.15.15 - Gratitude For Ohio's Veterans

 

This past week gave Ohioans an opportunity to recognize and thank veterans for nobly serving our country to uphold the way of life and the precious freedom we enjoy today. A veteran himself, Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) knows the value Ohio's veterans bring to this state. 

 
 

11.13.15 - LaRose Honors 2016 Teacher Of The Year

 
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"Mrs. Cianchetti has devoted the past thirty-years to the betterment of her students and this award is a testament to her leadership in the classroom," said LaRose. "The students in the Field Local School District are blessed to have a role model like Mrs. Cianchetti."

 
 

10.30.15 - LaRose Seeks To Update Ohio's Drug Abuse Laws

 
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"The alarming number of recent fentanyl related deaths is a serious concern," said LaRose. "This legislation has the potential to save lives by getting these highly potent drugs off our streets."

 
 

10.27.15 - LaRose Shares Election Policy Experience With Visiting International Delegation

 
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"We may come from different cultures, but I was inspired by our mutual passion for the democratic process," said Senator LaRose. "Today's discussion focused on our mutual desire to increase political participation so that democracy can flourish."

 
 

10.27.15 - LaRose To Hold October District Office Hours

 
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"District office hours are an opportunity for me to hear which issues are most important to my constituents," said LaRose. "I look forward to hearing from area residents about ways that state government can better serve our community."

 
 

10.14.15 - LaRose Announces Passage Of Bill Supporting Families Of Fallen Officers

 
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“Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each and every day when they leave their homes," said LaRose. “It is only right that the families of any police officer should have these benefits, whether they are full-time, part-time or volunteer.”

 
 

10.08.15 - LaRose Urges Support Of Bipartisan Redistricting Plan That Benefits Ohioans, Not Politicians

 
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"I'm proud of the plan we developed last year to achieve a more balanced way of drawing state legislative lines, and I sincerely hope that this approach is approved by Ohio voters. There is no good reason not to extend its provisions to congressional districts as well. The work of redistricting is historically contentious and hyper-partisan, but it does not need to be. This legislation embodies the spirit of civility and compromise that voters want to see in their elected officials."

 
 

10.06.15 - Israeli Knesset Deputy Speaker Hilik Bar To Address Members Of The Ohio Senate

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) announced today that the Ohio Senate will welcome the Honorable Hilik Bar, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, to address state leaders Wednesday during a session of the Ohio Senate.

 
 

09.29.15 - LaRose Announces Investment To Bring 400 New Jobs To Wayne County

 
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"This investment is an exciting opportunity to bring high-quality jobs to Wayne County," said LaRose. "This is a great example of the job growth we seek by ensuring that Ohio is a favorable place to do business. This investment will further add to J.M. Smucker Co.'s heritage as a great local business."

 
 

09.24.15 - LaRose Introduces Bill To Protect Children And Pets From Danger Of Excessive Heat In Vehicles

 
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"As a father of three young children, I am proud to sponsor this legislation so that we can prevent the tragic stories we hear too often about deaths which occur when children and pets are left alone in hot vehicles," said LaRose. "This is a common sense measure that provides protection for good samaritans that forcibly enter a vehicle to save the life of a child or rescue a pet."

 
 

09.21.15 - Encouraging Voter Registration And Participation

 

Tuesday September 22, 2015 marks National Voter Registration Day. In 2008, six million Americans did not vote because they missed the registration deadline or were not familiar with the process of registering to vote. In 2015, we want to ensure that every citizen is able to register and make use of their right to vote. 

 
 

09.10.15 - LaRose To Hold District Office Hours On September 26

 
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"District office hours are an opportunity for me to hear which issues are most important to my constituents," said LaRose. "I look forward to hearing from area residents about ways that state government can better serve our community."

 
 

08.31.15 - LaRose Announces Creation Of 100 New Full-Time Jobs In Stark And Summit Counties

 

"The effort to reduce the tax and regulatory burden for Ohio's job creators is paying dividends," said LaRose. "The creation of new manufacturing jobs in Northeast Ohio reflects confidence in the region as a prime location to do business."

 
 

08.26.15 - LaRose Introduces Legislation To Improve Transparency In Local Elections

 

"The concept is pretty straightforward," said Senator LaRose. "This bill will update Ohio's campaign finance law to allow local entities to join a system that has operated smoothly for 15 years. There is no good reason to deny the public the opportunity to view local campaign finance reports online when state reports are already available."

 
 

08.13.15 - LaRose Moves To End Sales Of Aborted Fetal Tissue

 
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"By this point, most of us have seen or heard about the horrific videos that expose the practice of selling aborted fetal tissue for a profit," said LaRose. "At the heart of this legislation is a respect for the human dignity of the unborn and a sincere desire to ensure that no individual or organization can profit from selling the bodies of aborted babies. Colleagues on both sides of the aisle can agree that deriving financial benefit from the termination of lives is morally reprehensible."

 
 

08.05.15 - LaRose To Hold District Office Hours On August 29

 

"I've had the wonderful opportunity to spend the summer working in my district and learning more from my constituents about the issues that affect their everyday lives," said LaRose. "I look forward to continuing these conversations at office hours." 

 

 
 

07.22.15 - Back To The Drawing Board On Redistricting

 

I entered office in 2011 with redistricting reform high on my list of priorities. Four years later, I joined my colleagues in passing landmark legislation to reform the process by which Ohio draws state legislative districts.

 
 

07.22.15 - LaRose And Sawyer Introduce Congressional Redistricting Reform Proposal

 
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"Our goal is to establish a redistricting process that works for Ohioans, not politicians," said LaRose. "I'm proud of the plan we developed last year to achieve a more balanced way of drawing state legislative lines, and there is no good reason not to extend its provisions to federal districts as well."

 
 

07.15.15 - LaRose Discusses Elections Issues With Bulgarian Delegation

 

"I was honored to spend time with these talented leaders from Bulgaria, a remarkable country I had the opportunity to visit back in 2000," said LaRose. "From adopting online voter registration to making redistricting procedures more equitable, Ohio faces electoral hurdles that these leaders have also confronted firsthand."

 
 

07.04.15 - A Bold Independence Day

 

As we celebrate this Independence Day, let us be reminded of the extraordinary boldness that propelled our founders to victory and inspires us to serve the country that we love. Let us be bold, for it is our inheritance and responsibility. 

 
 

07.01.15 - LaRose To Hold District Office Hours On July 18

 

"Now that the Senate is summer recess, I'm looking forward to spending more time with constituents in my district," said LaRose. "Summer is a great time to explore new ideas for legislation, so I value the input of everyone who comes to office hours."

 
 

06.30.15 - LaRose Announces Passage Of Legislation To Shed Light On Problem Of Student Violence Against Educators

 

"The dedicated professionals who devote their lives to educating our students should be able to do their jobs without the fear of violence," said LaRose. "Ohio's leaders deserve our support and protection." 

 
 

06.24.15 - LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Online Voter Registration

 
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"Online voter registration is a significant step forward for Ohio. State and local governments will achieve major cost savings while maintaining the accuracy of voter records, improving convenience and reducing the chance of fraud."

 
 

06.18.15 - LaRose Announces Passage Of Balanced Budget Proposal

 

"This budget plan funds essential priorities in a way that is both efficient and equitable," said LaRose. "It is a balanced plan that continues to reduce barriers to economic growth while investing in education and maintaining support for the people who need it most."

 
 

06.17.15 - LaRose Honors Akron Children's Hospital On Its 125th Anniversary

 

"For 125 years, Akron Children's has earned a reputation for serving children with the highest level of professionalism and expertise," said LaRose. "As the father of three daughters, I rest easy at night knowing that a world-class children's hospital like Akron Children's is right in our backyard." 

 
 

06.09.15 - LaRose And Faber Announce Joint Partnership To Provide New Elections Technology

 

LaRose joined President Faber in announcing a partnership with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to provide a substantial investment in new technology to modernize Ohio’s elections process.  

 
 

06.04.15 - LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Bill To Attract Job Creators To Ohio

 

"This legislation is in line with the goals we have of being a business-friendly state," said LaRose, who cosponsored the bill and guided it through the State and Local Government Committee that he chairs. "We are continuing to knock down barriers to starting a business, creating jobs and growing our economy."

 
 

06.02.15 - LaRose Will Hold District Office Hours On June 27

 

"I have enjoyed seeing so many new and familiar faces at office hours this spring, said LaRose. "I look forward to continuing these conversations with my constituents about how I can work more effectively on their behalf."

 
 

06.01.15 - Why Online Voter Registration Is A Winning Proposition For Ohio

 

It’s time to move our state's voter registration procedures into the 21st century. At the beginning of this General Assembly, I introduced new legislation to authorize the Ohio Secretary of State to develop a secure online voter registration system.

 
 

05.21.15 - LaRose Talks Election Policy With Visiting Pakistani Delegation

 

"Although we come from different cultures, we found common ground in our mutual passion for making elections accessible and fair," said Senator LaRose. "We share the same desire to see political participation increase so that democracy can flourish."

 
 

05.20.15 - LaRose Celebrates Accomplishments Of Ohio Soap Box Derby Champions

 

"I am thrilled to recognize the Soap Box Derby champions from my district," said Senator LaRose. "These young people have demonstrated tremendous skill, perseverance and creativity in constructing and racing their cars."

 
 

05.12.15 - LaRose Recognized For Helping Small Businesses Succeed

 
State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) today received the Small Business Advocate Award from the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) in recognition of his efforts on behalf of Ohio's small businesses.

Every year, the group of small business owners who comprise COSE's Advocacy Committee awards the honor to an elected official who has led a specific initiative to promote small business success.

Last year, LaRose sponsored a comprehensive reform package that cuts red tape and reduces regulatory barriers for small businesses. Endorsed by COSE, Senate Bill 3 introduced greater transparency into the state's rulemaking process by reforming rulemaking, rule review and regulatory procedures for small businesses. It also cements into Ohio law an innovative tool that LaRose helped develop to make the rulemaking process more transparent and responsive: RuleWatch Ohio (http://www.rulewatchohio.gov). 

"There is nothing small about the importance of Ohio's small businesses," said LaRose. "These entrepreneurial men and women are what makes Ohio great and their efforts keep our economy moving, so Ohio families can thrive. COSE is a leading voice for Ohio's small business community, so I sincerely value their recognition."

Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 3 into law on June 17, 2014.

For more than 40 years, COSE has connected small businesses with the resources and support they need to grow and thrive. For more information, visithttp://www.cose.org.
 
 

05.05.15 - LaRose Will Hold District Office Hours On May 23rd

 

"As a legislator, my first priority is hearing from my constituents about the issues that impact their lives," said LaRose. "Office hours are an opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas that inform my everyday work."

 
 

04.29.15 - LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Violent Career Criminal Act

 

"This legislation represents a collaborative, bipartisan effort to keep Ohio families safe from the worst criminals in society," said Senator LaRose. "It will equip law enforcement officers and prosecutors to do their jobs more effectively while protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens." 

 
 

04.17.15 - Keeping Government Accountable: How RuleWatchOhio.gov Is Generating National Attention

 
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In Ohio, our first priority is putting folks back to work. To do that, we must vigilantly monitor the burden that government places on businesses that create jobs. Our goal is to promote a sleeker, smarter government that protects Ohioans with an adequate regulatory system without stifling innovation and growth. This balance is not always easy to find, but we cannot succeed without your input. By registering with RuleWatchOhio.go and voicing your opinions about the rules that affect your lives, you equip your elected officials to work more effectively on your behalf.

 
 

04.15.15 - Senator LaRose Announces Passage Of Bill To Help Veterans Receive Medical Benefits

 

"We owe it to our veterans to make sure they can understand and access existing healthcare options at the state and federal level," said LaRose. "By helping them navigate this process, we recognize the immeasurable value of their service to our country." 

 
 

04.10.15 - LaRose Will Hold District Office Hours On April 25th

 

Senator LaRose will make himself available to meet with constituents throughout his district on Saturday, April 25, 2015“I always look forward to meeting with folks in my district about the issues that impact their lives," said LaRose. "If you are a constituent, you can help me serve you better in Columbus by sharing your opinions about the work we are doing on your behalf." 

 
 

04.01.15 - LaRose Announces Signing Of Transportation Budget That Creates Jobs And Improves Ohio Roadways

 

LaRose, a cosponsor of the legislation, said "I am pleased we were able to reach a bipartisan consensus to pass legislation that will support and create thousands of new jobs for hardworking Ohioans over the next two years."

 
 

03.25.15 - Senate Committee Hears Testimony In Support Of Violent Career Criminal Act

 

LaRose said, “This bill represents an important step in removing these offenders from our streets so that we can keep our neighborhoods safe without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

 
 

03.18.15 - Senator LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, March 2015

 
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“District office hours provide a great opportunity to hear constituents' concerns and update the public on recent state policy changes,” said LaRose.

 
 

03.10.15 - LaRose Receives Ohio History Leadership Award

 
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“An understanding of history is one of the most valuable and necessary things we can pass to our children, and that is why I am so honored to receive this award,” said LaRose. “Ohio has a beautifully rich history, one which I will always strive to preserve and promote.”

 
 

03.10.15 - LaRose And Hottinger To Introduce Legislation Allowing School Door Barricades In Emergency Situations

 
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Bill would clarify what schools can do in event of an active shooter

 
 

02.19.15 - LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Bill To Protect Ohio Water Supply

 
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Ohio Senator Frank LaRose announced the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 1 yesterday, which continues the state's effort to fight toxic algae in Lake Erie and ensure clean drinking water for Ohioans. 

 
 

02.18.15 - LaRose Renews Call For Online Voter Registration System In Ohio

 
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Ohio Senator Frank LaRose today introduced legislation aimed at modernizing Ohio’s voter registration process by implementing an online registration system.

 
 

02.11.15 - Ohio Senate Welcomes National Champion Buckeyes To The Senate

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose today joined his colleagues in welcoming The Ohio State University football team to the Senate Chamber for winning the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship. The team finished the regular season with an 11-1 record and went on to beat Wisconsin, Alabama, and Oregon in the postseason to win their 8th National Title. The team includes eleven players from Stark, Summit, and Wayne counties.

 
 

02.04.15 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, February 2015

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, February 14, 2015. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

02.03.15 - LaRose And Burke Initiative Ensures Benefits To Ohio Veterans

 
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State Senators Frank LaRose and Dave Burke introduced legislation on Monday that would ensure Ohio’s commitment to veterans by assisting them in gaining access to healthcare benefits which they have earned.

 
 

01.29.15 - LaRose Announces Scholarship Opportunities For High School Seniors

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose today announced the beginning of this year's annual Legislative Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools.  The program offers over 220 scholarship opportunities worth more than $1 million to graduating high school seniors in Ohio.

 
 

01.27.15 - Guest Column By Senator Frank LaRose: Working To Bring A Culture Of Problem Solving To Ohio

 
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Like most honest couples, my wife and I would readily admit that we don’t agree on everything. But we agree on enough, and think enough of each other, that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.

 
 

01.26.15 - LaRose Named Chairman Of State And Local Government Committee In The Ohio Senate

 
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber last week appointed State Senator Frank LaRose to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State and Local Government.

 
 

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

 
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During the Opening Ceremonies, State Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) was sworn in for his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 27th District in the state legislature’s upper chamber. Following months of hard work on the campaign trail, Senator LaRose won reelection to the seat in the November 4, 2014 General Election.

 
 

12.30.14 - January 2015 District Office Hours

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, January 10, 2015. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

12.12.14 - Historic Bipartisan Compromise Reached On Ohio's Redistricting

 
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Republicans and Democrats in the Ohio Senate and House reached an historic compromise agreement early this morning to reform the process by which Ohio draws state legislative districts.  Tonight’s success comes after years of discussion and months of negotiation.

 
 

12.01.14 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, December 2014

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, December 13, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

11.10.14 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, November 2014

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, November 22, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

10.24.14 - Senator LaRose Discusses Civility Initiative At Glenn School Leadership Forum

 
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"We uphold the high ideals of public service and deliberative democracy when we conduct the people’s business with civility and collegiality.  Perhaps more important than this is the simple truth that only through civil dialogue can we solve the complex problems facing our state and nation.  We can’t view compromise as caving and civility as weakness.  These are essential tools for better governing."

 
 

10.16.14 - Ohio Is Open For Business Again

 

Senate Bill 3 improves the current rule-making process by increasing communications between state government and small businesses.  The development of a new website, www.RuleWatchOhio.org, will help the rule making process by allowing Ohioans to voice their opinions. 

 
 

10.07.14 - Senator LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, October 2014

 
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“In order for me to effectively represent you in Columbus, I need to hear from you, which is why it's important to hold monthly meetings so that I am able to maintain an open dialogue with my constituents,” LaRose said.

 
 

09.16.14 - Ohio's Formula For Agricultural Property Tax: The Complexity Of CAUV

 

As the warmth of summer slowly fades into the crisp fall harvest season, Ohio’s farmers are firing up their combines for what they hope will be a good crop.  Recently, I have been contacted by individuals from the agricultural community regarding their property taxes.  The complex formula used by the Ohio Department of Taxation is known as the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV). This is a multifaceted issue, but whether you are a farmer or a member of the community, it is important to understand how these values are calculated.

 
 

09.08.14 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, September 2014

 
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Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

 
 

08.06.14 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, August 2014

 
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Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, August 16, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

07.30.14 - LaRose Attends Joint Agriculture Committee Meeting At Ohio State Fair

 
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Officials from the Ohio Senate joined officials from the Ohio House of Representatives yesterday to host a joint agriculture committee meeting at the Ohio State Fair. Senator Frank LaRose was joined by Senators Cliff Hite, Bob PetersonTroy Balderson, and Lou Gentile.

 
 

07.15.14 - Senator LaRose Speaks At City Of Wooster's Renewable Energy Grand Opening Event

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose today spoke at the grand opening of Wooster Renewable Energy, the retrofit of an anaerobic digestion facility at the city of Wooster’s Water Pollution Control Plant. This first-of-its-kind project used advanced technology provided by Cleveland-based Quasar Energy Group allowing the plant to transform from a traditional wastewater treatment plant to a modern water resource recovery facility.

 
 

07.08.14 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, July 2014

 
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Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, July 26, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

07.02.14 - Senator LaRose Meets With Nigerian Delegation

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose met with the Chairman, Commissioners, and several other members of the Legislative Service Commission from Lagos, Nigeria on Monday. These individuals visited Ohio through the sponsorship of the Columbus International Program.

 
 

07.02.14 - Senator LaRose To Join CSX In Presenting Grant To Local Organization

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose will be joining officials from the Beyond our Rails program in presenting a grant to Akron’s Furnace Street Mission (FSM) on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

 
 

06.30.14 - A Legacy Of Liberty

 

Every July 4, we gather with family and friends for barbeques, festivals, parades and fireworks.  More importantly, we remember the birth of this great nation and all that it represents.  Today is Independence Day and that is worth celebrating.

 
 

06.17.14 - Governor Signs LaRose Initiative To Streamline Regulation, Improve Job Creation

 
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Governor John R. Kasich today signed into law Senate Bill 3, sponsored by State Senator Frank LaRose, which builds on the regulatory reform initiative begun in 2011 with the passage of Senate Bill 2. Altogether, the bill represents a strong push to encourage economic growth and job creation by eliminating antiquated, unnecessary or nonsensical rules and regulations.

 
 

06.05.14 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, June 2014

 
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Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, June 14, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

06.03.14 - House Passes LaRose Initiative To Streamline Regulation, Improve Climate For Job Creation

 
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Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Senator Frank LaRose, passed the Ohio House of Representatives today. The legislation builds on the regulatory reform initiative begun in 2011 with the passage of Senate Bill 2. Altogether, the bill represents a strong push to encourage economic growth and job creation by eliminating antiquated, unnecessary or nonsensical rules and regulations.

 
 

05.20.14 - Senator LaRose Meets With Fellows From South And Central Asia

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) met with participants in the Legislative Fellows Program for South and Central Asia last week. These participants are sponsored by the State Department and spend a total of two months in the United States split into two sessions. Some of the participants in the program are from Kyrgyzstan, where LaRose visited in 2012 and interacted with members of their parliament.

 
 

05.14.14 - Senate Approves Initiative To Keep World History As Part Of High School Curriculum

 
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The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 96, sponsored by State Senator Frank LaRose, which would require students to complete at least one unit of world history and civilizations prior to high school graduation.

 
 

04.22.14 - Senator Frank LaRose Announces May 2014 Office Hours

 
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Senator LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, May 17, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

04.09.14 - 2014 Military Youth Of The Year Honored At The Ohio Statehouse

 
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Senator Frank LaRose today recognized Joshua Yoho, a Cuyahoga Falls native, on becoming Operation: Military Kids’ “Military Youth of the Year” today at the Ohio Statehouse. The son of Lt. Col. William and Elizabeth Yoho, Joshua has been involved with organization since 2006, first as a camper, then as a counselor.

 
 

04.07.14 - Senator LaRose Touts University Of Akron's Commitment To Student Veterans

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose today joined Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey, and Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director Timothy Gorrell at an event highlighting the University of Akron’s leadership in providing comprehensive academic and support services to student-veterans and service members.

 
 

04.04.14 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours, April 2014

 
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Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, April 12, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

04.01.14 - LaRose Announces Passage Of Capital Budget

 
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Senator Frank LaRose 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.

 
 

03.24.14 - LaRose Announces $2.4 Million In Local Investment, 20 New Full-Time Jobs

 
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Senator Frank LaRose today announced the Ohio Controlling Board has approved more than $2.4 million in local investment that will create 20 new full-time jobs and provide necessary updates to local public facilities.

 
 

03.05.14 - LaRose Announces Statehouse Fellowship Program

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

 
 

03.03.14 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours In Stow, Orrville, And Canal Fulton

 
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Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, March 22, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

02.19.14 - LaRose Honors All American Soap Box Derby Champions

 

COLUMBUS– State Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) yesterday honored the All American Soap Box Derby Champions at the Ohio Statehouse. Champions from all over Ohio gathered to represent the Stock, Super Stock, Masters and Ohio Super Kids divisions of the derby.

 
 

02.04.14 - Summit County Sheriff's SWAT Team Honored At Statehouse

 
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Senator Frank LaRose today honored four members of the Summit County Sheriff’s SWAT Team who recently earned the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) “Shield of Bravery” award.

 
 

01.24.14 - Local, State Leaders Meet In Fairlawn To Discuss Growing Ohio Jobs

 

COLUMBUS- State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) today held a roundtable discussion with local business leaders and economic development professionals on how we can best prepare our workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow and ensure business growth in the Buckeye State.

 
 

01.22.14 - Senate Passes Bill To Name Portion Of State Route 8 After Lieutenant David E. Rylander

 

COLUMBUS–Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) today announced the Senate passed Senate Bill 222, which would name a portion of State Route 8 as the Second Lieutenant David E. Rylander Memorial Highway.

 
 

01.16.14 - Senator LaRose Discusses Ways To Improve Civil Discourse In The Legislature

 

COLUMBUS–Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) today joined former State Representative Ted Celeste (D-Grandveiw Heights) to discuss ways to build trust through civil discourse in the legislature, at a roundtable hosted by the Akron Roundtable Board of Directors.

 
 

01.14.14 - LaRose Supports Historic Investment In Public Works Funding For Local Infrastructure Projects

 

COLUMBUS–Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) today announced the Ohio Senate has passed Senate Joint Resolution 6. The resolution, which Senator LaRose cosponsored, advances the renewal of 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.

 
 

01.09.14 - Magazine Names Copley's LaRose To 2014 National Watch List Of State Legislators

 

COLUMBUS: Governing magazine has named state Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Copley Township, as one of “12 State Legislators to Watch in 2014.”

The magazine highlights LaRose’s efforts to improve political civility in Columbus. The annual list highlights six Democrats and six Republicans from statehouses across the nation

 
 

01.08.14 - District Office Hours With Senator LaRose

 
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Senator LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, January 18, 2014. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

01.08.14 - Senator LaRose Announces Statewide Youth Drug Prevention Initiative

 

COLUMBUS–Senator Frank LaRose (R– Copley) today announced the formation of a statewide youth drug prevention effort in cooperation with Ohio Governor John Kasich and First Lady Karen Kasich.

 
 

01.07.14 - LaRose Named Among 12 "State Legislators To Watch In 2014" By National Publication

 
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Governing the States and Localities, a publication dedicated to covering politics, policy, and management for state and local government leaders, recently named Senator Frank LaRose a “State Legislator to Watch.”

 
 

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

 

COLUMBUS– State Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) today urges all residents of Northeast Ohio to take additional precautions during the pending bitter cold temperatures descending on the Midwest over the next 48 hours.

 
 

12.31.13 - Looking Back On 2013: Working Together For A Stronger Ohio

 

Our mission in the Ohio Statehouse is to make our state the best possible place to live, establish a career, and raise a family. We’ve made great progress toward that goal over the past few years and 2013 was certainly no exception.

 
 

12.09.13 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold December District Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS— Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, December 14, 2013. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

12.03.13 - Early Voting Legislation Would Bring Relief To County Elections Boards

 

Active involvement in government by thoughtfully participating in elections is not only a fundamental right, but our duty as citizens. Preserving that right for the current and future generations is among our most solemn obligations as public servants. We need to do all we can to encourage our fellow Ohioans to be involved and engaged by assuring an accessible and accurate electoral process. One of the ways we can most effectively do that is by administering fair and efficient elections and making certain that everyone has confidence in the integrity of our electoral process.

 

 
 

11.25.13 - Counting The Days

 

The Ohio Senate, splitting along party lines, approved a bill last week that would shorten the time period for a popular voting option, casting an early ballot in person. While the vote was another unfortunate sign that a bipartisan approach to election reform is lacking, the bill sponsored by state Sen. Frank LaRose, a Copley Township Republican, would leave Ohio a leading state when it comes early voting.

 
 

11.25.13 - Plenty Of Time To Vote

 

Ohio lawmakers face a number of contentious proposals for changing voting rules, but shortening Ohio's long early-voting period shouldn't be controversial.

Senate Bill 238, sponsored by Sen. Frank LaRose and approved by the Senate on Wednesday, would reduce the window for early voting to 28 or 29 days (the day after voter registration ends), from 35.

 
 

11.22.13 - Senate Honors Ohio State Highway Patrol 80th Anniversary

 

COLUMBUS–Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) recently honored the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 80th anniversary of service in providing safety for the state of Ohio, as well as the 39 members of the highway patrol who were killed in the line of duty.

 
 

11.20.13 - LaRose Honors High School Men's Soccer State Champions

 

COLUMBUS– Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) today honored the Division II State Champion, Revere High School Men’s Soccer Team. This is Revere’s first title in an Ohio High School Athletic Association state team tournament. Revere High School beat Columbus Bishop Watterson 2-0 on November 9, 2013.
 
“The Revere High School Men’s Soccer team’s championship is well deserved and is clearly a result of their dedication, ambition, and hard work” LaRose said. “These young men are not only leaders on the field, but also in the classroom, with a team average GPA of 3.65.”

 
 

11.20.13 - Senate Approves LaRose Initiative To Make Absentee Voter Registration Fairer, More Accurate

 

COLUMBUS–The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 238, sponsored by Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley), which seeks to strengthen the integrity of Ohio’s election system by giving boards of elections the adequate time to properly verify registrations before voting begins.

 
 

11.13.13 - Wayne County School Teacher Honored At The Statehouse For Being Named "Ohio Teacher Of The Year"

 

COLUMBUS– Ohio’s 2014 “Teacher of the Year,” Debra McDonald, was honored today at the Ohio Statehouse by Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) and Senator Larry Obhof (R–Medina).

 
 

11.11.13 - LaRose Supports Purple Heart Recipient Harry Donovan, Hall Of Fame Induction

 
State Senator Frank LaRose supported Summit County native and WWII Purple Heart recipient Harry Donovan as he was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame last week.

Thank you to our Veterans for all your sacrifices and service. It is because of your bravery and dedication that our freedoms in this great nation remain secure.
 
 
 

10.29.13 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold November Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS— Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, November 16, 2013. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

10.03.13 - LaRose To Hold District Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS— Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, October 5, 2013. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

09.17.13 - State Legislators, Led By Northeast Ohio Representatives, Begin Effort To Reduce Incivility In Politics

 

COLUMBUS: Facing dismissive, even hostile, comments from colleagues, 11 Ohio legislators met in a closed-door Statehouse session Tuesday morning.

Their topic: incivility and what can be done about it.

“I think there’s a real problem in how conversations take place,” state Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, said after leaving the meeting. “The lack of civility can be an intimidating environment to come into.”

Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Copley Township, who is working with the National Institute for Civil Discourse, called the meeting.

 
 

08.20.13 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hour

 

COLUMBUS— Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, August 24, 2013. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

08.08.13 - LaRose Introduces Elections Reform Legislation

 
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Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley) today introduced Senate Bill 175 that will create an online registration and absentee ballot request system and modernize the statewide voter registration database ensuring an efficient, accessible and accurate elections process.

 
 

07.30.13 - Ohio Senate Donates, Saves Lives

 

Today, Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) and Senate staffers participated in the Senate blood drive for the American Red Cross. There was a total of 36 donors, which according to the American Red Cross means more than 100 lives were saved. 

To see more photos from the day, check out our Facebook page

 
 

07.18.13 - Sen. LaRose To Hold Open District Office Hours

 
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COLUMBUS— Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley) will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, July 20. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

07.02.13 - LaRose Touts Law Change Benefitting Ohio's Energy And Transportation Industries

 

COLUMBUS — Senator Frank LaRose applauded the benefits of a new law regarding vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). LaRose worked earlier this year to include an amendment in the state transportation budget that allows CNG vehicles to exceed gross vehicle weight limits on Ohio roads with certain exceptions.

 
 

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

 

COLUMBUS– Senator Frank LaRose (R– Copley) 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.

 
 

06.26.13 - Senate Clears LaRose Bill To Help Military Families

 

COLUMBUS–The Ohio Senate today approved Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Senator Frank LaRose (R–Copley), which will allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when they discontinue employment due to their spouse’s assignment transfer. Currently, 44 other states and the District of Columbia provide similar benefits for military spouses.

 
 

06.26.13 - LaRose Continues To Improve Government Practices, Streamline Regulation

 

COLUMBUS —Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Senator Frank LaRose (R- Copley), passed the Ohio Senate today with bipartisan support by a vote of 32-0. The legislation builds on Senate Bill 2, which passed in the previous General Assembly. Altogether, the bill represents a strong push to encourage economic growth and job creation by eliminating antiquated and obstructive rules and regulations.

 
 

06.13.13 - LaRose Welcomes State Track And Field Champions To Ohio Statehouse

 

COLUMBUS — State Senator Frank LaRose recently welcomed Casey Followay and Tim Bailey to the Ohio Statehouse to congratulate them on winning state titles in the inaugural events of the OHSAA State Track and Field Wheelchair Championships. LaRose was joined by Senator Jim Hughes (R- Columbus) in presenting resolutions to Followay and Bailey during Wednesday’s Senate session.

 
 

06.10.13 - Senator LaRose Announces District Office Hours For June

 

COLUMBUS— Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, June 15. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

06.06.13 - Senate Approves Historic Investment In Education, Tax Cut For Small Business

 

COLUMBUS — State Senator Frank LaRose today announced the Ohio Senate approved a state budget that includes a $1.4 billion tax cut for small businesses and makes the largest investment in public education in the last decade. The two-year, $61.8 billion budget also provides funding for state agencies and departments, as well as health and human services for Ohioans in need.

 
 

05.20.13 - LaRose Announces May Office Hours

 

Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, May 25. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

04.29.13 - LaRose Helps Unveil New Web Site For Tracking State Rules

 

Looking to make Ohio’s rule-making process easier to follow for both business owners and the public, State Representative Ross McGregor (R- Springfield) and State Senators Frank LaRose (R- Copley) and Bob Peterson (R- Sabina) today unveiled the new RuleWatch Ohio Web site. McGregor, LaRose and Peterson all serve as members of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), which is responsible for ensuring state agencies do not exceed their statutory authority through rules.

 
 

04.22.13 - Senator LaRose To Hold District Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS— Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, April 27. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.

 
 

04.10.13 - Senate Approves Bill Making Adena Pipe Official State Artifact

 

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senators Frank LaRose and Kevin Bacon (R- Village of Minerva Park) that declares the Adena Pipe as the official artifact of the State of Ohio. The idea for Senate Bill 33 was brought to LaRose and Bacon by a group of elementary students who have been studying the history of Ohio and investigating the origins of the Adena Pipe. 

 
 

03.20.13 - LaRose Bill Gives Companies New Tool To Retain Skilled Workers, Prevent Layoffs

 

COLUMBUS — Senator Frank LaRose today announced that Senate Bill 25 has been approved by a bipartisan vote of the Ohio Senate. This legislation, which he co-sponsored with Senator Bob Peterson (R- Sabina), would create the SharedWork Ohio Program.

 
 

02.27.13 - LaRose Urges Support For Bill That Assists Military Families

 

COLUMBUS — Ohio Senator Frank LaRose offered testimony today before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on Senate Bill 8, his legislation that would allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when their family is transferred to a new duty assignment. Currently, 44 other states and the District of Columbia provide similar benefits to military spouses.

 
 

02.15.13 - Senator LaRose And Senator Schiavoni Announce Legislation To Crack Down On Illegal Dumping Of Waste From Oil And Gas Drilling

 

Columbus –State Senators Frank LaRose and Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) announced today they are introducing legislation to impose tougher penalties for the illegal dumping of waste from oil and gas drilling. The bipartisan legislation is in response to federal charges filed this week against a Youngstown company accused of dumping brine into a tributary of the Mahoning River.

 
 

02.12.13 - LaRose Seeks To Further Streamline Ohio's Regulatory System

 

COLUMBUS — Looking to build on the progress made in the 129th General Assembly, Ohio Senator Frank LaRose today introduced legislation that aims to take the next steps in reforming Ohio’s regulatory structure, easing the burden on employers so Ohio families can prosper. 

 
 

01.09.13 - LaRose To Chair Senate Public Safety, Local Government & Veterans Affairs Committee

 

COLUMBUS — State Senator Frank LaRose has been named Chairman of the Senate Public Safety, Local Government & Veterans Affairs Committee for the 130th General Assembly. He was also named Vice-Chairman of the Public Utilities Committee, a panel he served on during the last legislative session. In these roles, he will help guide policy discussion covering a wide range of issues affecting Ohio’s safety forces, veterans and local governments.

 
 

01.07.13 - LaRose Sworn In For 130th General Assembly

 

COLUMBUS — As part of today’s opening ceremonies for the 130th General Assembly, Frank LaRose was sworn in as the State Senator for the 27th Ohio Senate District, which includes portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County. LaRose, who is currently serving his first term in the Senate, was first elected in 2010.

 
 

12.13.12 - Ohio Senate Approves New Process For Drawing Districts

 

COLUMBUS— The Ohio Senate today gave overwhelming bipartisan approval to Senate Joint Resolution 5, which revises the process by which Ohio draws its legislative and Congressional districts. Co-sponsored by Senators Frank LaRose and Tom Sawyer (D- Akron), it passed by a vote of 32-1.

 
 

11.30.12 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS— State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, December 8th.

 
 

10.09.12 - Senator LaRose To Hold District Office Hours

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, October 13th.
 
 

09.17.12 - LaRose Named Watchdog Of The Treasury

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose was recently named a "Watchdog of the Treasury" by the United Conservatives of Ohio at an event in Columbus. The award is given to legislators who have demonstrated their commitment to government efficiency and fiscal responsibility.
 
 

07.12.12 - Senator Frank LaRose To Hold District Office

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, July 14.

 
 

05.08.12 - LaRose Hosts Students From Barber Community Learning Center At Statehouse

 
Columbus - 
Fourth graders from the Barber Community Learning Center spent Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.  As part of their visit, the students met with State Senator Frank LaRose who provided them with a tour of the Senate chamber and an overview of the building's history.
 
 

05.07.12 - City Of Twinsburg Project Scores State Funding For Improvement Efforts

 
Columbus - 
The ongoing effort to revamp the Cornerstone Business Park in Twinsburg received a major boost today.  State Senator Frank LaRose announced that the State Controlling Board has agreed to provide $2.2 million for the project's completion.
 
 

03.02.12 - Senator LaRose To Hold District Office Hours

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, March 10.

 
 

02.24.12 - Press Conference To Be Held On Redistricting Reform

 
Columbus - 
Media Advisory on behalf of State Senator Frank LaRose.
 
 

02.02.12 - LaRose Announces Funding For Barberton Project

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose has announced that $289,312 will be made available for an environmental assesment of the former Seiberling Industrial property in the City of Barberton.  The project, which will be made available through Clean Ohio Assistance funding, garnered approval from the State Controlling Board on Monday.
 
 

01.20.12 - LaRose Addresses Barberton-South Summit Chamber Of Commerce

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose recently addressed members of the Barberton-South Summit Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon hosted by the group.
 
 

12.21.11 - Senator LaRose: Respecting The Fallen

 
Guest column by State Senator Frank LaRose
 
 

12.13.11 - Courageous Silver Lake Cub Scout Honored By Senate

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose today presented a Senate Resolution to Daniel Green, an 8 year-old cub scout from Silver Lake.
 
 

12.05.11 - LaRose Announces District Office Hours For December

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, December 10.
 
 

07.01.11 - Alcoa Makes $21 Million Investment Into 'green' Recycling Process

 
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Today Senator Frank LaRose took part in an event announcing that Alcoa will invest $21 million toward the expansion of B&C Research, part of Alcoa's Wheel and Transportation Products business. LaRose applauded the company's expansion into Barberton, Ohio. The initiative is expected to create 30 full-time jobs while protecting 350 existing positions.
 
 

06.08.11 - Senate Eliminates Historic Shortfall Without Raising Taxes

 
Columbus - 
 The Ohio Senate passed a balanced, reform-minded state budget today that reduces spending and eliminates a projected $8 billion shortfall without raising taxes.
 
 

05.27.11 - Senator LaRose Announces Passage Of Bill That Will Help Military Personnel Involved In Child Custody Cases

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose announced that the Ohio Senate voted Wednesday to approve House Bill 121, legislation that addresses special custody concerns impacting Ohio's military families. Senator LaRose sponsored companion legislation in the Senate.
 
 

05.12.11 - Legislative Trade Mission To Israel Will Encourage Global Investment In Ohio

 
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Continuing a focus on job creation and Ohio's economic recovery, State Representatives Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), John Adams (R-Sidney) and Peter Beck (R-Mason), along with State Senator Frank LaRose , will soon travel to Israel to speak with various company leaders and government officials to encourage investment in Ohio's aerospace industry.
 
 

05.06.11 - Senator LaRose Appointed To Clean Ohio Council

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose announced today he has been appointed to the Clean Ohio Council by Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus (R- New Richmond). The panel is tasked with selecting projects that will receive grants and low-interest loans from the Clean Ohio Fund.  First authorized in 2000 and renewed by voters in 2008, the Clean Ohio Fund provides funding that assists communities in cleaning and repurposing brownfields and vacant lots in industrial areas so they can be used for future economic development opportunities. The program also supports the preservation of green spaces and farmland throughout the state.
 
 

04.21.11 - LaRose Introduces Bill To Help Ohio's Military Parents

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose today introduced Senate Bill 151, legislation that seeks to address the inequities in Ohio law regarding child custody and visitation rights when a parent is deployed as part of their military service.
 
 

03.23.11 - Senate Approves Job-sustaining Transportation Infrastructure Investment To Advance Economic Recovery

 
Columbus - 
The Ohio Senate took decisive action today to advance the state's economic recovery through a plan to invest in its job-sustaining transportation system.
 
 

03.23.11 - Senator LaRose Applauds PUCO Decision On Rules Regarding Private Commercial Vehicles

 
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State Senator Frank LaRose applauds the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's (PUCO) decision to rescind unnecessarily stringent rules that would have applied to some motor vehicles weighing between 10,001 and 26,000 pounds. The PUCO had twice delayed active enforcement of the rules after concerns were raised by legislators and citizens. This issue was brought to Sen. LaRose's attention by a constituent who wrote him a letter detailing the harmful impact the regulations would have on his small business.
 
 

03.03.11 - Statement From Senator Frank LaRose On Senate Bill 5

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose  issued the following statement today regarding the passage of Senate Bill 5: "Acknowledging that our state faces an unprecedented fiscal crisis, I stood on principal yesterday and voted for Senate Bill 5.  This bill helps restore balance to the public employee collective bargaining process, while also protecting the rights of our state's hardworking public service employees.
 
 

02.25.11 - Senator LaRose Recognizes University Of Akron Men's Soccer Team On Winning 2010 National Championship

 
Columbus - 
State Senator Frank LaRose recently recognized the University of Akron men's soccer team on winning the 2010 National Championship, joining State Senator Tom Sawyer (D- Akron) in presenting the team and head coach Caleb Porter with a resolution on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
 
 

01.31.11 - LaRose Announces Release Of State Funds In Support Of Job Creation At PRC Medical

 
Columbus - 
Senator Frank LaRose today announced the state Controlling Board approved the release of a $1.7 million Innovation Ohio Loan to PRC Medical, LLC in Akron in support of the company's efforts to create new software for the healthcare industry, a project that is expected to create 126 new jobs and retain 60 others.
 
 

01.27.11 - Frank LaRose Announces Committee Assignments For 129th General Assembly

 
Columbus - 
Senator Frank LaRose today announced his committee assignments for the 129th General Assembly, including being named vice-chair of the Highways and Transportation Committee. As vice-chair, LaRose will be charged with helping to responsibly allocate billions of dollars for critical transportation projects via the state Transportation budget as well as examine other transportation-related issues.
 
 

01.03.11 - Frank LaRose Sworn In As Member Of The Ohio Senate

 
Columbus - 
During opening day ceremonies today for the 129th General Assembly, Frank LaRose (R- Akron) was officially sworn in as the State Senator for the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit County. A decorated Army veteran, Frank now brings his real-world experience, energy and passion to the Ohio General Assembly, where he will work to ensure that Ohio lives within its means and spends its money wisely without placing additional burdens on businesses and working families.