December 2018
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Dear Neighbor,

I hope you have the blessed opportunity to spend the holidays surrounded by friends and family. It is a very special time of year for many families in our community, and I wish you and yours the very best.
 
For the Ohio legislature, the end of the year also brings the "lame-duck" season, marking the end of the 132nd General Assembly. It has been an honor to work with you to make impactful changes for all Ohioans, and I am humbled by the success we have achieved together.  In addition to a number of successful efforts to reduce taxes and cut government red tape, I introduced seven bills that I am proud to announce have all been favorably approved of by both the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.

While you may have heard me speak about many of these issues in the past, here is a quick recap of the legislation that I sponsored this General Assembly. I look forward to our continued prosperity and success in 2019.
 
Additional $7 Million Investment In
Ohio's Trail Network
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources invested nearly $7 million through the Clean Ohio Trails Fund to improve Ohio's growing trails network. I am especially eager to see the additions that will be made to Murray Bike Trail in the Village of Mariemont as a result of the funding.
 
Investments that promote healthy living continue to be important in our active communities, and I am humbled by the support and enthusiasm that has been shown to the Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus.
 
 Easing Restrictions On Local Investments to Boost County Revenue
I was honored to receive recognition from the County Treasurers Association of Ohio (CTAO) for the work I have done to alleviate restrictions put on the types of investments that can be made by county treasurers, ultimately giving them greater authority and flexibility to invest.
 
​It was a pleasure working with the CTAO on this piece of legislation that increases portfolio yields with very minimal risk. We are already seeing a positive impact on communities across Ohio by providing a new means to generate local funds without raising taxes.
 
Teaching Importance of Banker Advocacy at Grassroots Boot Camp
​I recently met with members of the Ohio Bankers League (OBL) during their "Grassroots Boot Camp." This event aims to educate bankers on how they can make a difference in Columbus, as well as in their communities, through active engagement in the political process.

Over forty years ago, I started working for LCNB National Bank as a teller. Even then I knew I wanted to become a leader who was a strong advocate for state and national policies that were good for our industry, and the people who work in it. I enjoyed our conversation and hearing all of the ways OBL is inspiring young bankers to become active, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact they will continue to have moving forward.

 
 
Senator Steve Wilson represents Ohio’s 7th Senate District, which encompasses all of Warren County and portions of Butler and Hamilton counties. To learn more, go to www.OhioSenate.gov/Wilson
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