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About Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence is Vice-President of Weiss Movers and Storage. Wayne is WHACC's Board Chair and on the Advocacy committee

Legislative Updates: News from the State House – July 2019

The Ohio House recently passed its version of the state’s $69 billion operating budget. In an expression of bipartisanship not usually seen with massive policy bills like the state budget, the House passed the bill (HB166) by a vote of 85-9. Prior tothe floor vote, the bill underwent some significant changes, including a massive tax overhaul. The bill eliminates the income tax on income below $22,250 […]

Legislative Updates: News from the State House -June 2019

GAMING/GAMBLING Casinos and racinos offering sports betting under HB194 (Greenspan-Kelly) would be required to pay an application fee of $100,000, as well as an annual renewal fee of $100,000 or 1 percent of the sportsbook’s “handle” over the previous one-year period, whichever is less. During sponsor testimony before the House Finance Committee on Thursday, Rep. […]

Legislative Updates: News from the State House -March 2019

AGRICULTURE Hemp and hemp-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) could be legally produced and sold in Ohio under legislation to be proposed by Sens. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Brian Hill (R-Zanesville). The bill would create an industrial hemp program administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODAg), Huffman told Hannah News, noting the department […]

Legislative Updates: News from the State House – April 2018

FY18-19 BUDGET Tax revenues were 2 percent ahead of estimates in March after stronger sales tax collections outstripped a shortfall in income tax collections, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the Office of Budget and Management. ENVIRONMENT The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has put forward a wide-ranging legislative proposal seeking to address […]

Legislative Updates: News from the State House – March 2018

AGING Commenting that, “We know the person that will live to be 125 has already been born,” AARP State Director Barbara Sykes opened her organization’s presentation Wednesday to the House Aging and Long Term Care Committee. Referencing Ohio’s aging population, she and AARP’s Vice President of State Advocacy and Strategy Elaine Ryan discussed some proposals […]

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