A bill that seeks to get rid of the E-Check program in Ohio has been voted on by the state’s House of Represenatives.
That particular resolution, known officially as House Resolution 56, has passed on June 10 and will now head to the Ohio Senate.
From WEWS News 5 Cleveland:
“Our taxpayers have faced this burdensome process for far too long now, it’s time for a change and this resolution seeks to finally put an end to the E-Check program,” said State Rep. Diane Grendell. “This program does little if nothing to clean our air.”
Her cosponsor, state representative Gail Pavliga, (R-Atwater) of Portage County, says those dollars can be more useful elsewhere.
“And those would go into our general operating budget again, to I would love to see those be reinvested in roads and infrastructure and schools and medicine and many things that our communities need,” she said.
Ohio’s E-Check is where “residents living within Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit counties to get their vehicles tested every two years to pass regulatory emissions requirements.”
Rep. Grendell seeks to get rid of it as expenses, according to her, have been getting a lot more “excessive” and adds that lower- and middle-class residents could end up with vehicles that are not able to pass E-Checks.
Rep. Casey Weinstein disagrees with the resolution as he believes that “it would hinder our ability to ensure all Ohioans have clean air in their communities.”
Rep. Pavliga shot back by saying that the decrease in emissions by 71% has “nothing to do with an e-check and more to do with newer cars designed to reduce emissions.”
She also believes that “if we really want to look at cleaning up the air, it’s not the E-check.”
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Ohio State Player E.J. Liddell Shares Social Media Threats After Oral Roberts Loss
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I will support our student-athletes in and out of competition!— Gene Smith (@OSU_AD) March 20, 2021
I have nothing but love and respect for E.J. He epitomizes all that we hope for in our student-athletes. pic.twitter.com/BxejMWvo1x
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The Ohio State University police are now involved with the threats against E.J. Liddell, per a source.— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) March 20, 2021
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OSU's Gene Smith says the athletic department assisted EJ Liddell in filing a complaint via University police. The police will determine how to move forward or who else gets involved.— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) March 20, 2021
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The comments made to EJ Liddell on social media were heinous. Holtmann's statement saying they "reflect the worst in humanity" are spot on. https://t.co/BWZNoS9U3y— Shannon Russell (@slrussell) March 20, 2021
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Glad to see OSU stand up to this. It happens everywhere, sadly. I don’t know him as a person, but E.J. Liddell is a helluva basketball player. https://t.co/yxzEm3TRoc— Rick Brown (@ByRickBrown) March 20, 2021
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And for the record, this is the same person receiving these awful messages:https://t.co/woQZNGloEO— Adam Jardy (@AdamJardy) March 20, 2021
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I Stand with E.J. Liddell— Earl Austin Jr. (@earlaustinjr) March 20, 2021
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Seeing the comments that— Brian Tonsoni (@Soni42) March 20, 2021
E. J. Liddell of Ohio St is receiving on Instagram is disturbing. It shows that every fan base has a fringe element of crazy & stupid. When it reaches the student athlete it really is bad.
DO NOT TAG/DM ATHLETES at all. Leave them be!
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Not going to share the comments sent to E.J. Liddell. Please remember that these athletes are, in fact, human.— Spencer Holbrook (@SpencerHolbrook) March 20, 2021
Just please be kind.
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I love sports and I study and teach about sports.— Brian Lampman (@blampsport) March 20, 2021
It hurts to see the disparities that exist at the NCAA tournament.
It hurts to see E.J. Liddell give everything for his program and face such horrific social media comments.
We have so much work to do.
We must do better. pic.twitter.com/iT2ovG82Ey
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