Here is an update on what is happening in Columbus and around the state. As always, please let us know any questions.
The 132nd General Assembly wrapped up later than usual holding their last session day on December 27th for veto override votes. After a quick break, the 133rd General Assembly swore in its members on January 7th. A typically ceremonial day ended with a shakeup in the House when members elected Larry Householder (R-Glenford) as Speaker of the House after a heated contest between him and former Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell). Over the next month, leadership teams changed in both the House and Senate and committee selections were made that were just finalized this week. Those updates and more are below.
G2G AT MAJOR EVENTS
G2G attended all of the Inaugural events for the new DeWine administration in early January. Our team spoke with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted directly about our excitement for InnovateOhio and the new office on Children’s Initiatives. We had several conversations with key inner circle DeWine/Husted advisors, staff and team members, as well as new Cabinet appointees. We also spoke with President Obhof and several other key legislators at the events. Over the past several weeks, G2G has talked with Speaker Householder and the entire Columbus GOP delegation, including new Assistant Majority Whip, Rep. Lanese, and Senators Brenner and Kunze as well as many from the NE Ohio delegation. G2G also organized a special forum with new Senate Finance Chairman, Matt Dolan in early February to provide access and the chance to hear the ins and outs of the Statehouse from one the state’s most influential legislators.
OHIO FEDERAL DELEGATION UPDATES