Feb. 3,  2017
Regional legislative briefing sessions start next week! 

As the 132nd General Assembly convenes, the need for state legislators to understand the issues confronting county government has never been more important. We must stress to them the critical need for ensuring fiscal stability and the impact the loss of the Medicaid Managed Care Organization sales tax will have on that stability. In addition we need to express our concerns about the impact of the opiate epidemic upon counties and continue to urge them to support us and our state/county partnership on the issues of indigent defense reimbursement and purchase of new voting machines.

In order to better introduce ourselves to the members of the 132 nd General Assembly, CCAO has organized Regional Legislative Briefings where commissioners and legislators can discuss issues of concern. In addition, you should also feel free to invite other county elected officials and staff to attend. CCAO also encourages members to invite the media, using the enclosed press release as a guideline.
CCAO has sent an invitation to each legislator inviting them to the event in their area as well as to any of the other events that are being held across the state. CCAO Regional Legislative Briefings Schedule includes a list of locations, dates and times of meetings in case they would like to attend any/all of them. If your legislators' districts split counties you are encouraged to invite them to your meeting even if they are not listed with your county's region.
Please take this opportunity to meet with your legislators and your fellow commissioners to articulate and explore the common problems and concerns that county and state government have in serving their constituents, the people of Ohio. Read more...

Feb. 10
11:30 a.m.
Bowling Green
Erie, Ottawa and Wood
Feb. 13
11:30 a.m.
Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Noble and Washington
Feb. 16
11:30 a.m.
Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer and Shelby
Feb. 23
11:30 a.m.
Adams, Brown, Clermont and Scioto
Feb. 23
10:30 a.m.
Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union and Wyandot
Feb. 27
11:30 a.m.
Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Vinton
Mar. 2
11:30 a.m.
West Chester
Mar. 3
11:30 a.m.
Mar. 10
11:30 a.m.
Coshocton, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Holmes, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry and Tuscarawas
Mar. 13
9:00 a.m.
Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Williams
Mar. 20
9:00 a.m.
Miami, Montgomery and Preble
Mar. 20
9:30 a.m.
Delaware and Knox
Mar. 24
11:30 a.m.
Mar. 24
11:30 a.m.
Clark, Greene and Madison
Mar. 27
11:30 a.m.
Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Portage and Trumbull
Mar. 31
11:30 a.m.
Ashland, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland and Wayne
CCAO is working on scheduling briefings in Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas and Warren counties.


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