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Ohio Sen. Horn's Update-July 1998

Posted on behalf of Charles F. Horn <chorn@mailr.sen.state.oh.us>

Senator Charles Horn
Activity Update #13 - JULY '98
These items have been added to our web-site or have come to our
attention in the recent weeks:

Senator Horn has just launched a new frames-version of his web site.
Accessed through same Internet address, the new site features a table
of contents frame, which will remain at the left side of the screen
for easy navigation. www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2817

Topics on the site include economic development, stadium funding,
farmland preservation, technology and Y2K, education and constituent
services. Additionally, three new subjects headings have been added to
the list: 
*     As you may know, Senator Horn sponsored legislation to create a
$500,000 study of Ohio's economic development incentive programs. A
team from Cleveland State University is conducting the study, which
has been in progress since January 1997. A final report on Ohio's
Enterprise Zone program was presented to the Advisory Committee
(EDSAC) in May. A summary of the report and Senator Horn's reaction
can be found on the site, as well as information on the history of the
study and an expected timetable for the remainder of the study.
*     The next EDSAC meeting will be held Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at
1 p.m. in the Majority Conference Room (12th Floor) of the Riffe
Center in Columbus. Agenda items include the second TAIM analysis
report, an analysis of the Machine and Equipment Tax Credit Program,
preliminary data on the Job Creation Tax Credit Program, study team
reports on program interviews and business relocation, and preliminary
*     The first "EDSAC Update" newsletter was mailed to over 2,000
local government officials in Ohio. The contents of the newsletter are
included on the web page. The newsletter's intent is to keep local
government officials and economic development officials up-to-date on
the study's findings in hopes of receiving guidance from the local
level on possible improvements to the programs.

Although Ohio voters rejected more sweeping workers comp reforms on
the ballot last year, Senator Horn is keeping the dialog open though
discussion of self-insurance for public employers. Information on self
insurance and a summary of SB 27 can be found at:
SB 18 (Sen. Horn) of the 121st General Assembly created a tax credit
for tax payers who invest in small, Ohio-based R&D and technology
companies. For information on the Industrial Technology Enterprise
Advisory Committee (ITEAC) and Edison Centers:
Additional information on these and other issues of importance can be
found on our website. Feel free to e-mail me with any comments or
questions. If you would like to be removed from this distribution list
or if you received this update via fax and can receive future updates
via e-mail, please let us know.
Senator Charles Horn, State Senator, Ohio's 6th District, Statehouse,
Columbus OH, 43215; 614-466-4538