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Posted February 15, 2016
The following description of the panel discussion in Ohio was provided by the Columbus Metropolitan Club, which hosted the panel discussion: How could giving money to a poor family or helping clean-up a neighborhood do more harm than good? The unintended and harmful consequences of charity is the...
Posted June 29, 2015
SPONSOR TESTIMONY - H.J.R. 4 Senate Rules Committee  June 29, 2015 President and Chairman Faber, Vice Chair Widener, Ranking Member Schiavoni and members of the committee, thank you for this opportunity to join Representative Curtin for the purpose of introducing you to Substitute House Joint...
Posted May 13, 2015
Testing hours have more than doubled in recent years.  This bill pulls back by about 50 percent.  In addition, it takes another step to shift away from the PARCC testing that was developed independent of our state legislature and more recently somewhat co-opted by our federal government. The bill...
Posted May 12, 2015
Testimony of State Rep. Ron Amstutz Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Before the Ohio House Community and Family Advancement Committee Chairman Derickson, Ranking Member Howse, and members of the committee, I’m excited about the opportunity to join Representative Derickson to introduce you to HB 196, the...
Posted May 09, 2015
By     ERIC MCFARLAND  April 27, 2015 7:11 p.m. ET     The ghosts of Lenin and Mao might well be smirking. Communist and authoritarian nations are moving to take global leadership in, and profit from, the commercial use of nuclear power, a technology made possible by the market-driven economies of...
Posted May 06, 2015
Today the Ohio House unanimously adopted a resolution urging federal officials to advance development of thorium-based electric generation for the future of our nation. This resolution now goes to the Ohio Senate for concurrence. Review my previous post for more information on this proven...
Posted April 29, 2015
Today an important action relating to Ohio's future electricity supply was recommended for action to the full Ohio House of Representatives. Our House Public Utilities Committee, of which I'm a member, just recommended unanimously HJR 9 that speaks strongly to purusing thorium fuel for our...
Posted April 27, 2015
Case Management to Re-Emerge Soon in House, Amstutz Tells Advisory Council An advisory council to the Healthier Buckeye initiative met for the first time Monday to get a briefing on Kasich administration plans for a comprehensive case management system for human services and workforce programs....
Posted September 07, 2014
The Wayne County Fair is in gear! I hope to see you there under the grandstand. The online survey is now closed. Thanks to all who participated. I'm asking a few questions of citizens. Your thoughts are appreciated. If you have further comments, send me a message: here
Posted July 18, 2014
Wooster OH- On July 15 Rep. Ron Amstutz toured and spoke at the grand opening of the Quasar facility located at the Wooster Waste Water Treatment Plant.                 Quasar is producing electricty from sewage sludge and other biomaterial. This waste to energy project is an innovative approach to...
Posted July 17, 2014
Governor John Kasich visits Fin, Feather and Fur in Ashland and was warmly welcomed by the members of the Sportsmen for Kasich Coalition and Rep. Ron Amstutz.
Posted May 06, 2014
Last Wednesday high school students from Wayne County, and from across Ohio, rallied at our Statehouse for youth-led prevention of unhealthy substance use. It was my honor to make remarks to the students, along with my colleague, State Rep. Ryan Smith of southeastern Ohio.
  State Representatives Dr. Terry Johnson (left) and Ron Amcstutz (center) talk with Ed Hughes (right) CEO of Compass Community Health
Posted February 02, 2014
Their mission: They will improve the health of their community members by providing a medical home offering superb access to quality, coordinated, primary health care. They will build beneficial, healing relationships with patients and their families through compassionate care, education, support...
Posted November 28, 2013
Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed...
Posted March 23, 2013
You will be able to view and listen to testimony provided by Tracy Morrision, R.N., and her daughter, Jenna, as they advocate from their life experiences and the research expertise developed by nurse and mom Morrision. You can view this segment of the committee's hearing: at this link.
Posted January 26, 2013
Kasich's Previously-Signaled Budget Plans Will Consume Legislators For Months; Tax, Turnpike, Education And Medicaid Overhauls Set Surprises aside, the biennial budget proposals already announced by Gov. John Kasich will be enough to keep lawmakers plenty busy starting early next month, when his...
Posted January 15, 2013
Kasich Set to Unveil School Funding Plan by Month’s End, ‘Empowers Districts’ Gov. John Kasich told reporters after a ceremonial signing of 129-HB555 (Stebelton-Butler) that he’ll be introducing his new school funding plan by the end of the month -- in advance of the unveiling of his FY14-15 budget...
Posted January 12, 2013
Ron Amstutz sworn in as state representative of the First House District State Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) was recently sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 130th General Assembly. He represents the First Ohio House District, which consists of Wayne County. “I am...
Posted September 09, 2012
It is Wayne County Fair Time. During these days, Ron is conducting an issues survey on a range of current matters that relate to Ohio state legislation. This survey is available on this online office. Take the survey at this link!
Posted September 09, 2012
Although elections are currently under way in state and federal legislative districts, newly drawn from 2010 census data, this election may be short-lived. If voters approve State Issue 2 in this election, Ohio's constitutional rules for drawing these districts would dramatically change, and...
Posted January 12, 2012
1. Restored structural balance to our state's budget (HB 153)   The state operating budget is usually the most far reaching policy action each session of the general assembly. The two-year budget enacted in June is unusually comprehensive, despite other major bills also enacted. Since my primary...
Posted December 28, 2011
Read the article in the Akron Beacon Journal: here. 
Posted November 04, 2011
Reworking Public Employee Labor Laws A Quick Look At State Issue Two By State Rep. Ron Amstutz We have been hearing emotional arguments against Issue Two that seek to manipulate our opinion based on the fact that we value and appreciate our teachers and our police and fire officers. Those arguments...
Posted October 10, 2011
Voters have begun casting absentee ballots on State Issue Two, which proposes to rework collective bargaining rules for public employees. Why is there such vehement opposition by some who are aligned with public employee unions to this legislation? There are three main reasons for the emotional...
Posted October 02, 2011
New state legislative districts have been acted on by the Ohio Apportionment Board, in response to the 2010 census and the prescription of our Ohio Constitution. As a result, Wayne County will become Ohio House District 1 for the 2012 election, with representation beginning in January of 2013....