72 new school levies this Election Day, $1.6B in proposed local tax increases since 2011
COLUMBUS — State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) expressed concern today that historic state budget cuts to local public schools have shifted the responsibility of providing education for Ohio’s children to local taxpayers — resulting in $1.6 billion in new school funding levies since 2011. Read more.
Ohio Education Funding Caucus hosts first legislative meeting
COLUMBUS – State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) organized and led the inaugural meeting of the Ohio Education Funding Caucus (EFC) on Wednesday. Discussion revolved around forming a general framework for how the group will operate and deciding what goals they should pursue. Read more.
Ag. Committee will tour over 5 different destinations
COLUMBUS — State Rep. John Patterson (D-Ashtabula) will host the next Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Friday, Oct. 25, in Ashtabula County. Committee members will visit six different locations during the agriculture tour from 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Included in the stops are the SPIRE Institute, Ferrante’s Winery, Pleasant Valley Fisheries, Aloterra Energy, Conneaut Port and Ashtabula Port and Covered Bridge.
Members of the press are encouraged to attend and will receive free admission to all locations. If you plan to attend the Ashtabula County tour, please contact Rep. Patterson’s legislative aide, by calling (614) 466-1405.