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Collection Harris, Bill M. Ohio Senate papers
Title Press Release
Accession number 10-20
Catalog Number 10-202007PressRelease
Date 2007
Object Name Release, News
Scope & Content 2007

Press Release

January 2
Openning day of the 127th general assembly

January 3
Senator Harris sworn in for another term, will continue on as senate president.

January 11
New legislative session will be an opportunity to build on past successes, look to the future.

March 6
Senate president Bill Harris supports resolution expressing Ohio's willingness to accept Iraqi refugees.

March 12
Harris announces state funding for Richland county housing assistance, industrial expansion.

April 10
Harris announces funding for improvements to boating facilities in Delaware county.

May 31
Senate votes to protect the rights of private property owners in Ohio.

June 4
Senate announces historic investment in higher education, lays out vision for stronger economy, job growth.

June 27
Legislature sends budget bill to governor.
Budget bill makes strategic investments in Ohio's future.

July 6
Budget focuses on future, while funding needs of today.

July 16
Harris announces $200,000 state grant for Mansfield's Braintree Center for business innovation.
Harris announces release of $1 million in state funds to support construction of Kroc community park in the city of Ashland.

July 17
President Harris, senate health chair Coughlin: governor's executive order a prescription for increasing health care costs, growing the size of government.

August 6
Harris announces release of state funding to make the Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility more energy efficient, less costly to taxpayers.
Harris announces state funding for park projects in Ashland, Delaware, Know, Morrow and Richland Counties.

August 20
Harris announces release of $1.8 million for Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility water treatment plant.
Harris announces release of funds for renovations to Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility in Delaware County.
Harris announces release of $18.7 million in state funding for renovation to the Pioneer Career and Technology Center.
Harris announces release of $55.2 million in state funding to two Morrow County school districts for construction, renovation projects.

August 27
Harris joins state treasurer in announcing new program to help flood victims in Ohio.

September 11
Harris announces approval of state loan to assist Richland county manufacturer with expansion into R&D, creation of new jobs.
Harris announces state loan to help company locating to Delaware from Arizona, create Ohio jobs.

September 25
Harris announces state funds to preserve farmland to Knox county.
Harris celebrates release of state funds for Mansfield Lahm air base.
Harris announces funding to provide more housing options for Ohioans with MRDD.

October 15
Harris: state controlling board releases $1.1 million for 19th district projects.

October 31
Senate passes measure to strengthen oversight in state government.
Seeking to prevent dramatic spikes in electricity rates for Ohio consumers senate passes state energy bill.

November 20
Harris announces state funding to provide emergency home repairs and offset housing costs for families in need.
Harris announces state funds for capital improvements to benefit both OSU-Mansfield and North Central State College.

December 3
Harris announces state funds for Mount Vernon Developmental Center.

December 12
Senate approves new job training program.