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June 10, 2021 Blessing Touts Key Provisions In Senate Budget
COLUMBUS- This week, State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) joined his colleagues to pass Substitute House Bill 110, the Senate's proposal for Ohio's FY 2022-2023 operating budget.
March 2, 2021 Blessing, Brenner Introduce Bill Funding More Than $1 Billion in Pandemic Relief
COLUMBUS-State Senators Louis W. Blessing, III (R-Cincinnati) and Andrew Brenner (R-Delaware) today introduced new legislation providing an additional $857 million of federal funding to Ohio's public, private and vocational schools for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses.
January 15, 2021 Blessing Named Chair of Senate Ways and Means Committee
COLUMBUS- Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) this week appointed Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) to serve as Chair of the Ways and Means committee and Vice Chair of the Primary and Secondary Education committee.
January 11, 2021 Blessing: Funding Still Available for Local Bars and Restaurants Recovering from the Pandemic
December 15, 2020 Blessing Announces $2.1 Billion Investment in Ohio's Communities, Highlights Local Projects
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) today announced the introduction of the state's capital budget, a $2.1 billion investment in Ohio's schools, infrastructure, public services and local community projects.
October 26, 2020 Blessing Announces Funding for Rent, Mortgage and Small Business Pandemic Relief Programs
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) today announced the approval of $425 million in additional CARES Act relief funds to be used for low-income Ohioans facing evictions and foreclosures, as well as for Ohio's small businesses, restaurants and bars, hospitals and non-profits, higher education institutions and arts organizations.
October 14, 2020 Blessing Announces Bills Providing Needed Flexibility to Ohio's Restaurants, Bars and Wineries Signed by Governor
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) announced that Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bills 669 and 160 into law this week, both of which provide Ohio's restaurants, bars and wineries with additional flexibility to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
September 23, 2020 Senate Passes Bill Reviewing Efficiency of Ohio's Unemployment Compensation System
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) today announced the Senate's passage of House Bill 614, creating the Unemployment Compensation Modernization Council, which would review the efficiency of Ohio's unemployment compensation system and report on recommended improvements for user experience.
September 17, 2020 Blessing Announces Bill Protecting Ohioans' Voting Rights and Religious Freedoms Signed Into Law
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) announced the Governor has signed House Bill 272 into law. The bill protects in-person voting and prevents any public official from canceling or postponing an election. The bill also prohibits any state official from issuing any statewide or regional orders closing places of worship. Both provisions were added by the Senate during its consideration of the bill.
September 3, 2020 Blessing Announces Passage of $650M in Pandemic Relief for Ohio's Communities
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) announced the Senate's unanimous passage of Senate Bill 357 yesterday, providing an additional $650 million of federal CARES Act funding to local communities across Ohio for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses.
July 23, 2020 Blessing Issues Statement on Householder Corruption Charges
July 1, 2020 Blessing Announces Senate Passage of Drug Sentencing Reform Bill Focused on Supporting Ohioans Struggling with Addiction
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) today announced that the Senate passed Senate Bill 3, bipartisan legislation that would reform criminal sentencing laws to provide better paths to treatment for Ohioans suffering from drug addiction while ensuring drug traffickers face strict felony charges.
July 1, 2020 Blessing Applauds Beginning of Historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) applauded the official start of the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which becomes effective today. This marks the beginning of a historic new chapter for North American trade.
June 11, 2020 Legislation Providing Additional Support and Flexibility to Ohio's Schools Heads to Governor
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) announced today the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 164, which would require public schools to give students the same access to school facilities for the purpose of religious expression as they do to secular student groups. In addition, H.B. 164 would increase flexibility for Ohio schools in the wake of COVID-19 as they approach the 2020-21 school year.
June 11, 2020 Senate Passes Bill Extending Contract Services For Credit Repair Companies
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) announced the Senate passed Senate Bill 280 yesterday, which will extend the performance period for services under contracts between consumers and certain credit repair companies from three months to twelve months.
June 10, 2020 Senate Passes Blessing Bill Expanding Employment Opportunities for Physical Therapists
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) announced today that the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 272, which will enable Ohio to join the Physical Therapy Compact, allowing eligible physical therapists to work in multiple states. Under the bill, residents of Physical Therapy Compact states are able to purchase a compact privilege in a member state and begin to practice physical therapy in other compact states almost immediately.
June 10, 2020 Senate Passes Blessing, Manning Bill Ensuring Transparency of Public Bodies
COLUMBUS- The Senate today passed Senate Bill 293, sponsored by State Senators Louis W. Blessing, III (R-Colerain Township) and Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville), establishing a formal procedure within the Court of Claims to hear complaints alleging violation of the Open Meetings Law.
May 6, 2020 Blessing Announces Ohio Senate Authorization of $350 Million in Relief Funding for Ohio's Local Communities
February 13, 2020 Senate Unanimously Passes Blessing Bill to Help Protect Driving Privileges for Low-Income Ohioans
Senate Unanimously Passes Blessing Bill to Help Protect Driving Privileges for Low-Income Ohioans
 
COLUMBUS-State Senator Louis W. Blessing, III (R-Colerain Township) yesterday announced the Senate's unanimous passage of House Bill 158, his legislation which would authorize the courts to grant limited driving privileges to a first offender driver whose license is suspended for failure to maintain proof of insurance.
November 6, 2019 Governor Signs Tyler's Law, Improving Safety and Operation of Amusement Rides in Ohio
Governor Signs Tyler's Law, Improving Safety and Operation of Amusement Rides in Ohio
 
COLUMBUS- Governor DeWine today signed Tyler's Law, sponsored by State Senator Louis W. Blessing, III (R-Colerain Township), legislation to improve the safety and operation of amusement rides for Ohio families.
October 23, 2019 Tyler's Law Unanimously Passes the Ohio Senate
Tyler's Law Unanimously Passes the Ohio Senate
 
October 10, 2019 Louis W. Blessing III Takes the Oath of Office to Represent Ohio's 8th Senate District
Louis W. Blessing III Takes the Oath of Office to Represent Ohio's 8th Senate District