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Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:04 PM

Reineke bill aims to smooth e-school policies

State Rep. Bill Reineke has teamed with another legislator to introduce a bill this week that would address shortcomings in Ohio’s laws governing e-schools, but he has not agreed to return funding he received from an e-school founder.

According to a release, the legislation would increase transparency and establish consistent regulations for education providers across the state.

In 2016, e-schools served about 180,000 students in the U.S., providing a non-traditional education option for families. The legislation, House Bill 707, would maintain this option, while making sure the schools are regulated properly to provide quality education to students.

Article written by Jimmy Flint, Staff Writer,

Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:45 PM

In-Demand Jobs Week Spurs Workforce Development

One of the top issues our state faces is the disconnect between education and career readiness, demonstrating the importance of workforce development. Currently, there exists a gap between working-age adults and the degrees and skills necessary to be successful in the current and future labor market. My goal in the legislature is to reduce that gap, thereby filling open jobs and helping Ohioans obtain fulfilling careers.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:00 AM

Kasich signs bill to establish drug court

Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law today that is to pave the way for the first multi-jurisdictional drug court in the state to operate in Seneca County.

According to a release from the office of State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, the PIVOT — Participation in Victory of Transition — drug recovery program is to make Seneca County courts more efficient when addressing low-level drug offenses.

The new law established the court, which consolidates drug court proceedings for Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court and Seneca County Common Pleas Court.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:00 AM

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Multi-Jurisdictional Seneca County Drug Court

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that the governor has signed into law House Bill 354, a bill that Reineke sponsored to enhance efficiency in the way Seneca County courts address low-level drug offenses.

The new law establishes a pilot program that consolidates certain drug court proceedings for the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court and the Seneca County Court of Common Pleas, both of which are now located in the same building, the new Seneca County Joint Justice Center. Because Seneca County is predominantly rural, both courts see the same defendants and deal with the same issues, regardless of jurisdiction.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Applauds House Passage Of Legislation Expanding High-Speed Internet To Rural, Unserved Areas

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded the passage of legislation today by the Ohio House to help expand high-speed internet access to rural areas across the state.

Sponsored by Reps. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Jack Cera (D-Bellaire), House Bill 378 creates the Ohio Broadband Development Grant Program. The program would invest $100 million over the next two years through the proceeds of bonds supporting Ohio’s Third Frontier Program.

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