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Belmont County Erie County Lawrence County Ross County Holmes County Greene County Richland County Henry County Harrison County Portage County Fulton County Tuscarawas County Vinton County Athens County Hocking County Perry County Paulding County Auglaize County Butler County Clinton County Pickaway County Franklin County Highland County Carroll County Clark County Delaware County Champaign County Noble County Logan County

MEETINGS & EVENTS

CCAO BUDGET BRIEFING AND VOTING EQUIPMENT EXPO

September 27 at 8 AM
Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster

CCAO ENERGY PROGRAM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

September 27 at 9 AM
Conference call

CCAO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

September 29 from 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Ramseyer Farms, 4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster

POLITICAL ACTIVITY OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

October 11 at 9:30 AM
A CCAO 2nd Wednesday Webinar

CCAO JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

October 13 at 10 AM
CCAO Offices, 209 E. State Street, Columbus

CCAOSC ENERGY PROGRAM ANNUAL MEETING

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

CCAO/CEAO ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE

December 10-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency/Greater Columbus Convention Center, 350/400 N. High Street, Columbus

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What's New?

THE SENATE PROPOSAL FOR MCO LOSS REVENUE

This week, CCAO and the transit authorities along with the Kasich Administration were presented with a proposal by the Senate to address the local MCO sales tax revenue loss. Click here to read more in the Statehouse Report.

COLE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT DATE

Brad ColeBrad Cole, CCAO managing director of research, announced that he plans to retire on Mar. 1, 2018. During the past 31 years, Brad has held various titles and performed a variety of duties for CCAO. Prior to joining CCAO, Brad was a lobbyist for another association, served as a legislative aide to two state senators and as a legislative service commission intern. As Brad rounds out his 40-year career in state and local government, he reflects fondly about the many friends and colleagues he has worked with over the years.

CCAO NOMINATING COMMITTEE APPOINTED

The CCAO Board of Directors approved the appointment of a five-member nominating committee on Friday, Sept. 15. President Ed Humphrey appointed the following commissioners: Doug Corcoran (Ross) - Chair, Lenny Eliason (Athens), Mike Halleck (Columbiana), Gary Lee (Union) and Kerry Metzger (Tuscarawas). Commissioners, county executives and county council members were emailed a CCAO Officer/Board Member Request Form  and Nominating Candidate Questionnaire. Return forms no later than Oct. 20. Read more...

VOTING PROCEDURES FOR ANNUAL MEETING

The CCAO Bylaws requires that each member county designate an official representative and alternate when voting at the Annual Meeting or any special meeting of the Association. The next Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 at the CCAO/CEAO Annual Winter Conference. If you have not already done so, please send a copy of your resolution or letter designating your official representative and alternate to Kathy Dillon

VOICE OF COUNTY LEADER DANIEL TROY, LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Daniel Troy, Lake County CommissionerTell people what they have to hear, not what they want to hear. It's a recurring theme when talking to Lake County Commissioner Daniel Troy, and it's a philosophy that has carried him through a 42-year political career spanning from city council to the Ohio House of Representatives. "Politics is the management of conflict; you have ten needs and you only have enough resources to address three of them. How do you compromise?" Read more...

MCO REVENUE REPLACEMENT

Wednesday's discussion on the MCO revenue replacement issue and possible alternate solutions was positive; however, specific details on how to address the matter are still to be addressed. There was recognition by everyone that the $207 million annual revenue stream that counties and transits have lost is a problem that needs to be addressed. And, there is willingness to explore options. Read more...

NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE MCO REVENUE REPLACEMENT AMENDMENT 

CCAO has been notified that leadership in the Senate has requested a two-week hold on the MCO revenue replacement amendment override vote. During the next couple weeks CCAO, representatives from the transit authorities and members of the legislature will meet with the administration to see if an alternative solution can be reached on replacing the foregone county and transit authority MCO sales tax revenue. 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

CCAO was notified that leadership in the Senate has requested a two-week hold on the MCO revenue replacement amendment override vote. During the next couple weeks CCAO, representatives from the transit authorities and members of the legislature will meet with the administration to see if an alternative solution can be reached for replacing the foregone county and transit authority MCO sales tax revenue. Please redouble your advocacy efforts on this important issue! Read more...

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...