An Update from State Senator Frank Hoagland
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Below is an update on my recent work in the legislature and various events happening in our community. As the new year begins, I look forward to working together to make Ohio a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if you have any thoughts or suggestions to improve our community. I’m available at Hoagland@OhioSenate.gov.  or (614) 466-6508. I look forward to continuing our good work in 2020.
 
Sincerely,
Frank Hoagland
State Senator
30th Senate District
 
A very important step in the bill-making process happens during committee, where we hear the opinions of our constituents on all of the legislation being considered in the Senate.
 
Beginning this year, all Senate committee hearings will be broadcast live by the Ohio Channel on public access stations around the state and streamed live on OhioChannel.org, providing all of you the opportunity to witness state government in action.

A list of all current Senate committees can be found here.
 
The Governor recently signed House Bill 2, codifying the state's “TechCred” program to help fund and train Ohioans for in-demand jobs. The program offers reimbursement to both employers and individuals for the cost of microcredential training for industry-recognized skill certificates that can be completed in less than one year.
 
The bill also provides a way for Ohioans who are not currently employed to take advantage of the program’s credentialing opportunities and will help coordinate workforce development needs across industries and regions of Ohio. 

Learn more at www.TechCred.Ohio.gov.
 
Through the state operating budget (HB 166), funding was allocated to create the Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Pilot Program in the state of Ohio. TMS therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. Through a partnership with Ohio State University, this program will be available for Ohio's Veterans who suffer from PTSD and substance use disorders.

In an effort to expand the access of this program to more Veterans in our region, I toured the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute to start forming cross-state connections to collabroate on inovative TMS treament technology.
https://wtov9.com/news/local/state-senators-health-officials-consider-new-kind-of-therapy-for-veterans?fbclid=IwAR3Km01F7XdYSOgFDOl5HZXpKYV0uLxXTAgq0vU1FUd1U7L49kFoB-50nq8
 
Once every decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The next Census occurs in April 2020.
 
Census 2020 is the first Census count that will be available to fill out online. Each household will receive a card in the mail with a password to open the form online. You will be able to submit your information with just a few clicks.

If you have limited or no internet access, you can complete the online census at your local public library.
Click here for a map and list of local libraries in our area.

Learn how you can earn extra income by helping in our community during the Census, by clicking here.
 
Mission: Readiness Ohio awarded my Senate colleagues and me with the "National Security Leadership Award" for our work in the state budget that invested in early childhood care and education.

The budget included $10M for the establishment of quality infrastructure grants that are to be used for workforce, professional development and technical assistance, facilities improvement, classroom supplies, curriculum and assessment.

Mission: Readiness Ohio is part of a national military leadership organization comprised of retired admirals and generals. The organization began in response to a Pentagon statistic that approximately 71% of young adults are ineligible for the military due to fitness, education or legal qualifications.