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Balancing Ohio's Budget:
Ensuring Transparency and Accessibility
The beginning of the 132nd Ohio General Assembly has been marked by a flurry of activity as my colleagues and I work to address a number of issues affecting families across our state. Most notable of which is Ohio's main operating budget. 
  
The Ohio Senate remains committed to an accessible and transparent budget process. Ohioans are invited to watch live stream coverage of all Senate Finance Committee hearings, provided by The Ohio Channel. This is a great opportunity to keep informed about where your tax dollars are being spent.
 

Meet My Office Staff
L to R: Tim Villari, Legislative Aide; Makayla Grover, Office Page; Emily Schuler, Legislative Service Commission Fellow; and Goran Babic, Senior Legislative Aide.
 
Much of what I do as your State Senator is made possible with the help of my remarkable team in Columbus. They do an excellent job of helping constituents and assisting me in addressing issues affecting Lorain and Huron counties. When I am out in the community, I frequently meet with constituents who unexpectedly tell me about their pleasant interactions with my staff.

By phone, e-mail, or even in-person, this great team of professional staff are always ready and eager to assist you.
 
 
Goran Babic
Senior Legislative Aide
Goran has worked in the Senate for seven years, and has been in my office for five. He received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University in 2012. Goran is the most senior member of our staff. He assists with all legislative work that comes through our office, including policy details and oversees all administrative office duties. When he is not working, he enjoys playing with his two dogs, golfing, and spending time with his wife and friends.
Tim Villari
Legislative Aide

Tim started at the Ohio Senate as a page in my office before becoming a legislative aide. He also recently graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is diligently studying for the LSAT in hopes of attending law school in 2018. Tim manages my schedule and assists constituents. Tim grew up in the district in Lorain County. You can find Tim running the Boston, New York or Chicago marathons in the coming year or maybe making homemade pizza.
Makayla Grover
Office Page
Makayla is a fourth-year student working toward her bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication at The Ohio State University. She has worked as a page in my office since the summer of 2016. While she is only in the office part-time, she is responsible for drafting commendations and resolutions to honor and recognize individuals who are doing exceptional things in our community. Makayla loves spending time with her family and vacationing in the warmer South. 
Emily Schuler
Legislative Service Commission Fellow
Emily is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Marketing. She works in my office as a Legislative Service Commission Fellow, where she assists with research and other legislative tasks. She shares her time with four other Senate offices working on constituent cases, research and other office responsibilities. Whether Emily is at the gym or watching Survivor, she always finds fun ways to spend time with her loved ones.

Senate Approves Bill Helping Human
Trafficking Victims Rebuild Their Lives

For victims of human trafficking, criminal records are often a major barrier to obtaining employment and finding safe housing. Last week, I proudly co-sponsored legislation to help empower these individuals and perhaps lessen their likelihood of being coerced back into other criminal activities.
 

Should We Start School
After Labor Day in Ohio?
As a mother and retired school teacher, I share the concerns of many parents, educators and students about the unbearable conditions of many of our local school buildings during the hot summer months. Extreme heat is particularly problematic in schools without air conditioning. That is why I recently introduced legislation encouraging discussion at the local level for determining the best start date for their own schools. 
 
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Ohio's First Mother-Son Lawmaker Duo
My son, Representative Nathan Manning, and I recently met with a reporter to share about our experiences as Ohio's first mother and son lawmaker duo.

 
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Senator Gayle Manning represents the 13th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses Lorain and Huron counties. She serves as the Senate Majority Whip.

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