(EAST PALESTINE, Ohio)— The following are updates from the State of Ohio regarding remediation work at the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
Rail Safety Legislation
Governor Mike DeWine today signed House Bill 23, which includes new measures to target increased safety and transparency of Ohio’s freight and hazardous materials shipping by rail.… Read full story
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks and members of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate today to sign House Bill 23, the state’s next two-year transportation budget.
The bill, which takes effect July 1, directs how the state will spend approximately $13.5 billion in state and federal revenue over the next two years.… Read full story
President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Lowers Energy Costs, Builds America’s Clean-Energy Economy in Rural America
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is accepting applications starting on April 1 for $1 billion in grants to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses invest in renewable energy systems and make energy-efficiency improvements.… Read full story
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the death of Springfield Township Police Officer Tim Unwin, who died in the line of duty early this morning:
“Civil society depends on selfless sacrifice, sometimes the ultimate sacrifice.… Read full story
COLUMBUS – Some Ohioans could be without adequate insurance protection for the state’s spring and summer flooding season.
Ohio Department of Insurance Director Judith L. French is reminding Ohioans that flood insurance is not included in most homeowners, renters, and business insurance policies.… Read full story
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that 89% of Ohio’s population is now served by a law enforcement agency meeting or seeking to meet standards developed by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.
“Uniform standards for Ohio law enforcement increase the trust between the public and local agencies,” said Governor DeWine.… Read full story
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 31, 2023 – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) introduced legislation to allow children of disabled veterans to remain eligible for VA health care until they are 26 years old – the same age the Affordable Care Act requires private-sector insurance plans to allow children to stay on their parents’ plans, as well as the military’s TRICARE program. … Read full story