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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

Senate Bill 172

This content was sent by Valerie Ridgeway of United Way of Central Ohio on Tuesday 9-22-09.  More details to follow as they become available. 

SB 172 was introduced Tuesday September 22nd.  If passed, it would require the  Ohio Department of Education  to waive GED fees for Ohio residents who pass practice GED tests that are administered by non-profit adult education programs.  You may read the bill at the Coalition webiste at https://ohioworkforcecoalition.org/images//sb%20172%20-%20ged%20waiver.pdf.

We are asking Coalition members to consider the following actions:

1.  Call or email Senator Tim Grendell (614/644-7718; SD18@senate.state.oh.us) to thank him for introducing SB 172.

2. Please consider thanking the co-sponsors of SB 172 Senators R. Miller (614/466-5131, rmiller@maild.sen.state.oh.us); Turner (614/466-4583; senatorturner@maild.sen.state.oh.us); Smith (614/466-4857; senatorsmith@maild.sen.state.oh.us); D. Miller (614/466-5123; SD23@maild.sen.state.oh.us); Schaffer (614/466-5838; SD31@senate.state.oh.us); Sawyer (614/466-7041; senatorsawyer@maild.sen.state.oh.us);  and Fedor (614/466-5204; SD11@maild.sen.state.oh.us).

3.  Begin thinking about providing proponent testimony when the bill is given a public hearing.

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