Ohio Senate President Keith Faber today named State Senator Joe Uecker to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State Government Oversight and Reform. As a member of the House of Representatives, Uecker served as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Commerce and Labor during the previous legislative session.
“I believe that among the foundational goals held by all government officials should be to ensure an efficient, responsible government,” said Uecker. “I’m looking forward to doing just that as the Vice Chairman of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee.”
In addition to his Vice Chairmanship, Senator Uecker will also serve as a member of the Senate Civil Justice, Commerce and Labor, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Utilities, and Workforce and Economic Development Committees, as well as a member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Education.
“This is another step in our continued efforts to combat Ohio’s opiate addiction epidemic,” said Uecker. “By strengthening our prevention efforts in Ohio’s classrooms, we can help to ensure that our children are equipped to make responsible choices rather than addressing the problem through the criminal justice system and addiction services.”
Many holidays can strain your family budget, but there’s one more holiday on the horizon this summer that might save you some money for a change. Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday, which will take place August 5 through August 7, is returning for a second year to help families save more money while allowing them to invest in their highest priority—their children.
"Regional economic growth relies on our ability to connect products with markets and the workforce with the workplace," said Uecker.
"I was determined to help the Stacey brothers find a home for this masterful blend of artwork and craftsmanship which honors the branches of our Armed Forces," said Uecker. "This display is a fitting tribute which embodies this community's gratitude for the brave men and women who have served our nation."