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MEETINGS & EVENTS

CCAO TAXATION & FINANCE AND AGRICULTURE & RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEES

Apr. 25 at 10 AM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

CCAO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Apr. 26 at 3 PM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

OCCO MEDICAID MCO SALES TAX PRESS CONFERENCE

Apr. 26 at 4:15 PM
Statehouse Atrium, Columbus

OHIO COUNCIL OF COUNTY OFFICIALS LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION

Apr. 26 from 5-7 PM
Statehouse Atrium, Columbus

CCAO LOBBYING TASK FORCE

Apr. 28 at 8 AM
Conference call

CCC/EAPA REGIONAL MEETING

Apr. 28 at 10 AM
Clinton County Annex, 111 S. Nelson Avenue, Wilmington

UPDATE ON THE COMPREHENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM WEBINAR

May 5 at 9 AM

HEALTHCARE TRENDS: PLANS, COSTS AND COVERAGE

A CCAO 2nd Wednesday Webinar
May 10 at 9:30 AM

NACo ANNUAL CONFERENCE

July 21-24
Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Franklin County (Columbus), O-H-I-O

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What's New?

FUERST JOINS CCAO STAFF

photo of Mandi FuerstAmanda (Mandi) Fuerst joined the CCAO staff as an administrative assistant on April 6.  Mandi has a Certificate of Deaf Studies from Columbus State Community College and is currently working toward a business degree. Mandi will be filling the position of Curt Pratt who will be working with CORSA as a claims technician. Join CCAO in welcoming Mandi to the family!

HOVERMAN EARNS MCSE CERTIFICATION

CCAO Network Administrator Tim Hoverman just finished his graduate education series and is now a Mircosoft Certified Solutions Engineer (MCSE). This high-level information technology certification took over 14 months to complete and is considered the gold standard for IT professionals. Tim joined the staff in 2015. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Information Technology.

CCAO HOUSE BUDGET PRIORITIES - AMENDMENTS FOR SUB HB 49

Major decisions will be made over the next two weeks as the House crafts their budget proposal into a substitute bill. The substitute bill is tentatively scheduled to be presented to the House Finance Committee on Monday, April 24. A final omnibus amendment will be added to the bill before it is reported from the Committee.The House vote on Sub. HB 49, the biennial State Budget Bill, is expected before May 5. It is critically important that you personally talk to your House members during the next two weeks to ensure they know your position on the key budget issues which need addressed for counties. Read more...

TRANSPORTATION-PUBLIC SAFETY BUDGET SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

On March 31 the Governor signed the transportation-public safety budget (HB 26) which makes appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2019. The legislation includes a $5 county permissive motor vehicle license (MVL) fee which may be adopted by a board of county commissioners by the regular method subject to a possible referendum to repeal. The transportation-public safety budget includes many provisions of interest to counties. Click here for a more in-depth summary of the provisions affecting counties.

OCCO MEDICAID MCO SALES TAX PRESS CONFERENCE - APRIL 26

Join the Ohio Council of County Officials (OCCO) at a press conference on Wednesday, April 26 at 4:15 PM - just prior to the Legislative Reception.  The press conference will discuss how the elimination of the Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) sales tax will negatively affect counties and transit authorities.  CCAO encourages all our members to attend.

OCCO LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION - APRIL 26

The Ohio Council of County Officials (OCCO) will host a legislative reception on April 26 from 5-7 in the Statehouse Atrium in Columbus. All county elected officials are invited. Invite your state senators and state representatives to the reception.  As our best advocates, don’t miss this important opportunity to lobby the General Assembly. Register here...

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE SALES TAX ADVOCACY
Over 60 counties have passed resolutions asking the state to protect counties from the negative effects of the Medicaid MCO sales tax loss. Click on our advocacy checklist  to see how you can advocate for your county or check out our Medicaid MCO materials to learn more about this important issue. Have you passed your resolution? If so please send to Curt Pratt.  

FRANKLIN COUNTY TO HOST NACo 2017!

Franklin County Commissioners John O’Grady, Marilyn Brown and Kevin Boyce are proud to host the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference on July 21-24 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, O-H…I-O! This is a great opportunity to attend an annual conference right in your backyard and share buckeye hospitality with your peers from across the country. Register early to get your first choice of hotels and mobile workshops.

2017-2018 CCAO LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM AND PRIORITY ISSUES

CCAO's 2017-2018 Legislative Program emphasizes our top policy issues in these key areas: 
   •  Medicaid Managed Care Organization Sales Tax
   •  Opiate Epidemic
   •  Voting Equipment 
   •  Indigent Defense

OHIO COUNTIES MATTER

Ohio Counties Matter was created by CCAO for members to educate the public on the vital services counties offer, including providing justice and public safety services, workforce preparedness, protecting children from abuse and neglect, administering elections, serving vulnerable Ohioans and maintaining roads and bridges, and more. Read more...