Stories tagged with: Senator Troy Balderson

March 27, 2015 - 4:15pm
3 weeks 19 hours ago

Dredging machines are in place at Buckeye Lake to start finding a short term solution.

State senator Troy Balderson said both a shallow dredge and a deep water dredge are on site at the lake. And starting April 1 the shallow dredge will begin dredging around the marina and around some of the businesses. Balderson does not have an estimated time of completion for this. But he has confirmed that immediately after the shallow dredge finishes, the deep water one will go through the same...

March 23, 2015 - 11:30am
3 weeks 4 days ago

The economic impact of keeping water at winter pool levels at a popular lake won't be known for some time. 

The decision by Governor John Kasich to keep water levels at unseasonably low water levels may upset many property and business owners.

20th State Senate District Republican Troy Balderson said it's unknown at this time if the state will financially help those impacted by the decision.  

"Nothing yet will be designated from the state yet. I do know that...

January 20, 2015 - 8:17am
12 weeks 4 days ago

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ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Community members gathered Monday at the 21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer breakfast. 27 students received the MLK, Jr. Book scholarship.

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January 19, 2015 - 12:37pm
12 weeks 4 days ago

In the next month Governor John Kasich plans to introduce his biennium budget bill. 

State Legislatures will then have the tax of sorting through the over three thousand page document in order to balance the proposed $60 billion dollar budget before July 1. 

"It's very difficult. The budget is the biggest piece of legislation we do," explained Republican Senator of the 20th District Troy Balderson. "It's very important we reach out as legislatures to our...

June 11, 2014 - 10:59am
44 weeks 3 days ago

The State Legislature may be on break for the summer, but work sessions continue to meet to get bills ready for the fall.

One bill peaking the interest of local representatives is the Severance Tax Bill. The bill would place 17.5% of tax revenue from the oil and gas drilling into a legacy fund.

Hill said while the oil and gas industry has been great for the state and they're happy to have them here, it also poses issues that need addressed.

"Roads and bridges...

April 18, 2013 - 7:14am
2 years 4 hours ago

An Ohio Senate Bill sponsored by Republican Senator Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, to help provide funds for job training and workforce development passes the State Senate.

Senate Bill 1 which Balderson sponsored with fellow Republican Bill Beagle authorizes a revolving fund which will provide loans to Ohioans who need additional job training.

The loans will be distributed through public and private colleges, universities and career centers.

Balderson said, "Our...

February 13, 2013 - 11:39am
2 years 9 weeks ago

Two local legislators want to hear from local residents.

A Legislative Briefing with Senator Troy Balderson and Representative Brian Hill will take place at the John McIntire Library on Friday at 11. The pair will make brief remarks and then take questions from the audience.

"I think the library is a great forum for these types of discussions because it's about information. It's a neutral site. Libraries get information on all sides of issues and then people make their own...

January 21, 2013 - 12:41pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

The State Senate and Representatives are gearing up for budget talks.

Governor John Kasich will introduce the biennium budget next month. Senator of the 20th District Troy Balderson said that most of the legislative session until June will focus on these talks. At this time the governor is closely guarding the budget.

"They'll be some tax issues that the governor has proceeded and a new education funding issue that they're going to address in this budget," said...

September 11, 2012 - 2:51pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

While Zane State works to build its new technology center more money is coming its way for the facility in Cambridge.

The State Controlling Board released $1m for the construction of the Energy Training and Education Center in Guernsey County. This center will be an expansion of the Zane State College on the Cambridge Campus.

"It's kind of nice how that happened together with AT&T here [at Zane State] to make their grant proposal and get that building project going...

March 27, 2012 - 10:45am
3 years 3 weeks ago

The State Senate hears Tuesday from opponents of the proposed exotic animal law.

Testimony began at the State House in Columbus. State Senator Troy Balderson said he and other lawmakers will listen carefully to those who don't agree with the bill and take their views into account before passing it onto the House in the next couple of weeks.

"My whole timing for this is to find balance and to protect humans, citizens of Ohio, the animals and protect the businesses that are...

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