Legislative Issues for Ohio's Independent Institutions
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Presented with Friend of Independent Higher Education Award
Governor DeWine was recognized for his dedication to providing financial support of Ohio’s neediest students as they pursue their aspirations for higher education in the state. Ohio’s biennial budget bill contained the largest increase to the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) funding in a decade. The increase was a direct result of the governor’s decision to include a large OCOG increase in his original executive budget. Governor DeWine set the tone, which was then supported by the legislature.
AICUO is the public relations, research and government liaison organization for 51 independent, nonprofit institutions of higher education in Ohio. Members include four-year undergraduate, graduate and professional schools accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Picture Caption: (from left to right) AICUO President and General Counsel, C. Todd Jones, Governor Mike DeWine, University of Findlay President, Dr. Katherine Fell, Chancellor Randy Gardner, Ohio Northern University President, Dr. Dan DiBiasio
Find Your Legislators
It is common for citizens to be unaware of who represents them in the United States and Ohio House of Representatives and Senate, theses pages give you multiple ways to find this information; by name, by district, zip code, and browse all. Once you find your representative and senator, be sure to visit their personal page to find office contact information, district details and a list of their sponsored legislation.
This page provides detailed analysis for all bills and resolutions introduced in the House and Senate for the current and previous General Assemblies. Bill analyses are usually easier to understand than the bills themselves because they are written in narrative style and organized by topic, with the bill's key provisions described first.
Voter Information Guide
This Voter Information page will help prepare you as an informed voter. The following pages contain information on voter eligibility and registration, as well as procedures for voting on Election Day and by absentee or provisional ballot.
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