Blog Archive

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....
Posted September 13, 2011
Posted September 12, 2011
Use this link to read the report online
Posted March 28, 2011
One of the most emotionally charged bills being considered ths year in our state legislature is SB 5, which would make major changes to laws on how elected and appointed public service leaders work with their employees. Although this is being posted on Monday, perhaps a day before the House makes...
Posted March 18, 2011
Senate Bill 5 -- which changes government collective bargaining laws -- is becoming a controversy between state and local government employees and frustrated voters. I learned two big things back in the 70's that continue today:   Good people, committed to work together, can usually find ways to...
Posted March 17, 2011
HB 63 would change the court hearing process for girls seeking to bypass parental consent before they have an abortion, by going to court, as currently provided inorder to bypass parental consent requirements in The Ohio House of Representatives debated HB 63 on Tuesday, March 15. It passed by a...
Posted February 16, 2011
I am offering the following statement as the vote on HB 3 comes up tonight: "Given my view that Ohio's estate tax is about as close to outright theft as a tax can get, I need to explain my vote today. I cannot, in good conscience, recommend passage of this bill until we have developed a fiscally...
Posted January 17, 2011
The first round of bills -- some of them major -- has been introduced in the Ohio House as the new session gets under way. A brief description of the topic of each bill is provided here, with links to the actual bills, for your review. At the time of this posting the Ohio Senate has not yet begun...
Posted January 11, 2011
Representative Amstutz was appointed to chairman of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee in Tuesday's voting session of the Ohio House of Representatives. The committee is the largest in the Ohio House, with 32 of the 99 members serving on it. Additional committees on which Rep. Amstutz...