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SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONER JULIE EHEMANN TESTIFIES ON BUDGET BILL, ASKS SENATE FOR SUPPORT OF CCAO INDIGENT DEFENSE PRIORITY ISSUE

SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONER JULIE EHEMANN TESTIFIES ON BUDGET BILL, ASKS SENATE FOR SUPPORT OF CCAO INDIGENT DEFENSE PRIORITY ISSUE

SHELBY COUNTY COMMISSIONER JULIE EHEMANN TESTIFIES ON BUDGET BILL, ASKS SENATE FOR SUPPORT OF CCAO INDIGENT DEFENSE PRIORITY ISSUE COLUMBUS, Ohio – Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann today testified before the Ohio Senate Higher Education Committee and asked for support of provisions in HB 166 which should fully fund indigent defense reimbursement to the counties […]

CCAO APPLAUDS HOUSE BUDGET PASSAGE, THANKFUL FOR RENEWED STATE-COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

CCAO APPLAUDS HOUSE BUDGET PASSAGE, THANKFUL FOR RENEWED STATE-COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio House of Representatives this afternoon passed the state biennial budget bill, House Bill 166, which makes significant and much-appreciated investments into Ohio’s counties. The budget bill should fully fund indigent defense reimbursement to counties beginning in FY 2021. Full funding of indigent defense reimbursement is CCAO’s number one budget priority. […]

Guest Column: Putting Ohioans First by Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer of State

Guest Column: Putting Ohioans First by Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer of State

I’ve had the opportunity to settle into my role as Treasurer of State, continue to travel the state and meet with more Ohioans. One of the things I love about this job is the ability to once again work closely with local government officials to help secure a sound financial footing for our state’s future. […]

CCAO appreciates Ohio House passing capital case funding bill

CCAO appreciates Ohio House passing capital case funding bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) recognizes and applauds the Ohio House for passing House Bill 85, legislation that would help counties defray costs associated with conducting certain capital case trials. “This much-needed legislation helps ensure that justice is served while protecting counties from heavy financial burdens incurred through no fault […]

CCAO expresses appreciation for state’s increased investment in infrastructure

CCAO expresses appreciation for state’s increased investment in infrastructure

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) commends and thanks Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly for voting to invest in Ohio’s infrastructure. “As an elected official, it is difficult to raise revenues, but today’s action was necessary to help keep Ohio economically competitive,” CCAO President Julie Ehemann said. In addition to DeWine, […]

CCAO 2ND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR – WORKFORCE SUCCESS STORIES – April 10

CCAO 2ND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR – WORKFORCE SUCCESS STORIES – April 10

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) are pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on April 10 at 9:30 a.m. on “Workforce Success Stories.” The webinar will highlight the following workforce programs currently operating in Ohio: Mobile Manufacturing Work Crew: A 10-week internship program that exposes young people to manufacturing careers. The program is designed, […]

DEWINE PLEDGES FUNDS TO CHILDREN’S SERVICES, CCAO RESPONDS

DEWINE PLEDGES FUNDS TO CHILDREN’S SERVICES, CCAO RESPONDS

In response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement he is proposing an additional $74 million to children’s services and the child protection system, the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) applauds the governor for proposing to nearly double the funding to these vital county services that protect children in Ohio’s counties. One of the most difficult […]

CCAO SUPPORTS MOTOR FUEL TAX INCREASE

CCAO SUPPORTS MOTOR FUEL TAX INCREASE

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) supports the Ohio Department of Transportation’s budget plan that would increase the motor fuel tax by 18 cents per gallon, with future increases indexed to consumer price inflation. This action will help restore a strong partnership between the state and local governments in addressing the state’s infrastructure needs. […]

CCAO releases County Advisory Bulletin on County Official Compensation

CCAO releases County Advisory Bulletin on County Official Compensation

This week, CCAO released a County Advisory Bulletin (CAB) on county official compensation for calendar years 2018 through 2028. Following the enactment of Senate Bill 296 (132nd General Assembly) which provided compensation increases to elected county officials and boards of elections members, new pay tables for all county officials have been created. The CAB has […]

CCAO Legislative Platform Released

CCAO Legislative Platform Released

CCAO released its 2019-2020 legislative platform this week. The legislative platform details CCAO’s priorities and position statements on a wide array of issues facing county government and is developed through many hours of work from the members of CCAO’s policy committees. This biennium’s platform highlights four key areas that, if enacted, will work to build […]

Workplace Law – Developments and Expectations for 2019  – January 9, 2019

Workplace Law – Developments and Expectations for 2019 – January 9, 2019

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio is pleased to offer a webinar on Wednesday, January 9 at 9:30 a.m. on “Workplace Law – Developments and Expectations for 2019.” Employees are the single largest investment for counties and local government. To be able to effectively manage this investment the session will address the developments from court […]

Registration Open for 2019 New Member Training Seminar

Registration Open for 2019 New Member Training Seminar

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) New Member Training Seminar for new commissioners and council members. The seminar will be held on Feb. 11-13 at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square in downtown Columbus. CCAO encourages veteran commissioners and council members to attend with your newly elected peers to network and […]