During my speech on the floor of the Senate, I shared the inspiring story of Marissa, a Lorain County resident. Her message should motivate us all to redouble our efforts in combating the addiction cr
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Helping Our Communities
Fight Against Opiate Addiction
During my speech on the floor of the Senate, I shared the inspiring story of Marissa, a Lorain County resident. Her message should motivate us all to redouble our efforts in combating the addiction crisis.
 
Recently signed into law, Ohio's budget reaffirms our commitment and will put more Ohioans, like Marissa, on a path to recovery. Increasing our investments by more than $180 million, the budget strengthens support for communities in fighting the scourge of addiction. This is on top of the nearly $1 billion already spent each year on drug abuse. Our targeted approach invests in new recovery centers as well as support for children in drug-affected families. 
 
 
Legislation to Protect Domestic Violence Victims Signed Into Law
I am pleased to share that the Ohio General Assembly and the governor have taken important steps to close loopholes in Ohio law that will help protect victims and better equip law enforcement to deal with domestic violence offenders who evade delivery of protection orders. Approval of this measure is a victory for those who fear for the safety of themselves and for their loved ones.
 
 
Positioning Ohio as a Leader in Maritime Transportation and Commerce
In a recent edition of the Great Lakes Seaway Review, I shared about Ohio's emerging role in maritime transportation and economic growth along the Great Lakes. Ohio has more than 700 miles of navigable waterways, including 9 commercial ports.
 
Ohio has the nation’s fourth largest maritime system, and ranks eighth in terms of total water tonnage moved. Maritime transportation remains a significant contributor to Ohio and the nation's growing economies.
 
 
Helping Families Save on
Back-to-School Shopping: August 4-6
As a retired school teacher and a mother, I know firsthand how expensive back-to-school shopping can be. Ohio's uniquely timed Sales Tax Holiday provides sales and use tax exemptions for customers purchasing certain retail items during the weekend of August 4, 5 and 6. This allows Ohioans to keep more of their hard-earned money while equipping students for success in the classroom.
 
 
Honoring Elyria Resident Named State Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year
I recently presented a resolution honoring our very own Trooper Juan "Ray" Santiago, of Elyria, who was named the 2016 Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year. All Ohioans should take comfort in knowing that our Highway Patrol has some of the best-trained and most dedicated public servants in the country, like Trooper Santiago. We are grateful for the work these men and women do every day to keep Ohio's families safe. 
 
 
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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. Learn more at www.OhioSenate.gov/Manning
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