MEETINGS & EVENTS
CCAO LOBBYING TASK FORCE
August 18 at 8 AM
CORSA ANNUAL MEETING
August 25 at 9:30 AM
CCAO SMALL COUNTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
September 6 10 AM
September 13 at 9:30 AM
September 22 at 10 AM
October 25 at 10 AM
CCAO/CEAO ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE
December 10-12, 2017
MCO SALES TAX AMENDMENT UPDATE
As you know, the House voted to override the Governor's veto of the MCO budget amendment and we have been waiting for the Senate to concur with that vote. CCAO has been told that the Senate plans to return to session to address the House's veto overrides on August 22 at 1:30 PM. We ask that all CCAO members refocus their advocacy efforts for the MCO amendment so that we can have a favorable outcome on August 22. It's extremely important that we continue to communicate with the Senate so that they do not lose steam on this issue! Read more...
CCAO BUDGET BRIEFINGS AND VOTING EQUIPMENT EXPOS
Mark your calendars, register and plan to attend one of CCAO's five budget briefings held around the state for county commissioners, county executives and county council members, their chief staff members and OSU Extension. This year, our program will include presentations from CCAO's policy team on the budget, updates from CCAO's service programs, CORSA and CEBCO along with highlights from representatives from OSU Extension and the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Read more...
HOUSE OVERRIDES VETO OF MCO SALES TAX AMENDMENT FOR COUNTIES AND TRANSIT AUTHORITIES!
In a bipartisan vote of 87-10, the Ohio House completed an override of the Governor's veto of a state budget provision aimed at addressing counties and transit authorities' lost revenue from the elimination of the sales tax on MCO's. Please convey to House members our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to representatives who stood with us! The MCO amendment requires the Senate to come back to the Statehouse and agree with the House's override. Contact your Senators - urge them to support the override! Read more...
VETO MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR KASICH
Governor Kasich's veto message includes a veto of the amendment that would have addressed local sales tax losses from the Medicaid MCO sales tax. Click here to view the Governor's message (go to item #33 on page 24). DON'T LET THIS ISSUE FADE! Read more...
MEDICAID MCO SALES TAX ADVOCACY INFORMATION
The Senate has not confirmed when they will return to address the veto overrides passed in the House. However, they do have a couple "if needed" session dates scheduled. We cannot let up on our advocacy! The Governor's office is continuing to talk with the Senate to encourage them to uphold the Governor's veto. Read more...
VOICE OF COUNTY LEADERSHIP - TIM BUBB, LICKING COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb spent nearly 20 years in radio, and, when you talk to him, it is immediately clear why. He speaks in an articulate, deliberate manner resonated by a deep baritone, and you get the impression that even listening to him order a pizza would be compelling. But that is only part of his story. His varied experience and careers paved the path to his current role as a county commissioner, where he has helped spearhead change and significant economic growth in Licking County. Read more...
2017-2018 CCAO LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM AND PRIORITY ISSUES
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...
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