RCS IN THE NEWS

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RCS ANNOUNCES 2021 OHIO LEGISLATURE SPEAKER SERIES 

Roetzel Consulting Solutions’ 2021 Ohio Legislature Speaker Series is a forum intended to educate and inform about important issues regarding the 134th General Assembly. Our next webinar, "Election and Police Reform: What to Expect from the Ohio General Assembly," will by on June 7. READ ON...

LEGISLATURE LIMITS GOVERNOR’S EMERGENCY POWERS, OVERRIDING VETO ON SB 22
March 24, 2021  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez, Sherri Warner & Todd Book

The Statehouse hosted its first veto override votes of 2021 on Wednesday, when the House and Senate gathered to override Governor DeWine’s veto of Senate Bill 22, which amends the powers of the executive branch in an emergency, making virtually all emergency actions subject to legislative review, rescission, or invalidation, and removes certain powers from local boards of health. READ ON...

THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021
March 11, 2021  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez & Sherri Warner

On Wednesday afternoon, Congress passed The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a broad, comprehensive policy response to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is a combination of targeted funding and changes to policy and programming. READ ON...

OHIO LEGISLATURE DROPS MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR COVID RELIEF PLAN 
March 3, 2021  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez & Sherri Warner

The Ohio Legislature dropped a multi-billion dollar COVID relief plan on Tuesday afternoon intended to improve public health and provide support to entities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. READ ON...

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKES UNEXPECTED ANNOUNCEMENT: STATES MUST ADMINISTER STATEWIDE ASSESSMENTS IN 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
FEBRUARY 24, 2021  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez

Given the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on our educational system, should schools be mandated to administer statewide summative assessments during the 2020-2021 school year?  READ ON...

OHIO UNVEILS NEW DATA WEBSITE AS PART OF A TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE 
 
December 11, 2020  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Sherri Warner

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted rolled out DataOhio, fulfilling Gov. Mike DeWine’s campaign pledge to provide open, secure access to data to the public, media and policy makers. The technology platform, found at data.ohio.gov, will display datasets, facilitate records requests, and deliver secured data. READ ON...

GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE ANNOUNCES HOME RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
FEBRUARY 10, 2021  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Governor Mike DeWine announced the Home Relief Grant program. This program includes $100 million to help low-income Ohioans who do not own their own home pay for housing costs, to include rent, mortgage, water, sewer, wastewater, electric, gas, oil and/or trash removal bills. READ ON...

HB 404 ADDRESSES VIRTUAL MEETINGS, VIRTUAL LEARNING, AND EXCESS CARES FUNDING 
 
NOVEMBER 20, 2020  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez & Sherri Warner

In March, the General Assembly made temporary changes to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act, which governs the practices of public bodies. House Bill 197 allowed such bodies (including school boards, city councils and others) to hold and attend meetings, and conduct hearings by means of teleconference, video conference, or any other similar electronic technology. READ ON...

GOP EXPANDS STATEHOUSE DOMINANCE IN 2020 ELECTION 
 
NOVEMBER 4, 2020  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez

Election Day is now behind us. Though voters had been repeatedly cautioned to be patient, Ohioans need not wonder who will control the Ohio Statehouse come January. Republicans saw resounding victories, picking up seats in both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House. Each of Ohio’s 88 counties began the vote tally by counting absentee ballots. READ ON...

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AN EARLY VOTING UPDATE: OHIO’S RECORD VOTER REGISTRATION AND EARLY TURNOUT  
 
OCTOBER 29, 2020  |  RCS CLIENT ALERT
By: Katie Caprez

In just five days, elections officials nationwide will open the polls. It is likely that even before Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections open their doors on November 3, half of Ohio’s registered voters will have already cast their ballots. In Ohio, the first Tuesday in November is the exclamation point at the end of weeks and weeks of in-person and absentee voting. This year’s early voting period began on Tuesday, October 6. It will continue through close of business on Monday, November 2. READ ON...

RCS STATEMENT ON MATT BORGES

July 23, 2020 

Roetzel Consulting Solutions (“RCS”) was shocked and appalled to learn of the allegations released by the US Attorney involving Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others, including Matt Borges. Mr. Borges was previously associated  with RCS, leaving  in January of this year, along with Alex Thomas, Melissa Hoeffel and Madison Whalen to form 17 Consulting. After his announced departure, we learned that Mr. Borges incorporated 17 Consulting Group in August, 2019, an act done without the knowledge or approval of RCSs. READ ON...

RCS ASSISTS AS THE RESIDENCES OF GOOD PARK TAKES A MAJOR STEP FORWARD

JULY 24, 2020  |  RCS PRESS RELEASE

At its meeting Monday night, Akron City Council approved two ordinances necessary for a new 82-unit residential development in West Akron to move forward. The Residences at Good Park, which will be developed by Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, will be constructed on the City-owned 17.2-acre site of the former Perkins Middle School at the intersection of Mull Avenue and South Hawkins Avenue. READ ON...

KATHERINE M. CAPREZ JOINS LOBBYING TEAM AT ROETZEL CONSULTING SOLUTIONS

JULY 6, 2020  |  RCS PRESS RELEASE

Roetzel Consulting Solutions (RCS) is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine M. Caprez as Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions in Columbus. In her role, Ms. Caprez joins the strong team RCS has working at the Statehouse lobbying on behalf of clients. READ ON...

RCS WELCOMES EXPERIENCED LOBBYISTS TO TEAM

MARCH 3, 2020  |  RCS PRESS RELEASE

Roetzel Consulting Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Book and Sherri Warner to its Columbus office. Mr. Book and Ms. Warner are joining RCS and Roetzel & Andress’ Public Law team and will enhance the firm’s ability to represent its clients in Columbus and throughout the state. READ ON...

S&T BANCORP, INC, APPOINTS LEWIS W. ADKINS JR. TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JULY 15, 2019  |  PRNEWSWSIRE

"Lewis is an accomplished attorney and community leader with experience in public finance, business development, and strategic management," said Christine Toretti, chair of the S&T board of directors. "We are pleased to welcome Lewis to the board and are confident that S&T will benefit from his guidance and expertise." READ ON...

SUMMIT COUNTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO JOIN RCS 

JUNE 18, 2019  |  SUMMIT COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro announced today that Chief of Staff, Jason Dodson, is leaving his position to join local law firm Roetzel & Andress LPA and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Roetzel Consulting Solutions.  READ ON...

RCS DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY EXEC COMMITTEE

APRIL 30, 2019 |  RCS PRESS RELEASE

Ms. Galen Schuerlein, Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions (RCS), has been appointed to the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) Executive Committee. She will dually serve on the ODP Finance Committee. READ ON...

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RCS DIRECTOR OPINION PUBLISHED 
FEBRUARY 21, 2018  |  WATER FINANCE & MANAGEMENT JOURNAL

Julius Ciaccia,  longtime public utilities leader in the City of Cleveland, shares his thoughts on the consolidation and privatization of water utilities to help communities resolve urgent infrastructure issues in Water Finance & Management Journal this month. READ ON...

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RCS DIRECTOR FEATURED IN CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS SOURCE LUNCH
DECEMBER 31, 2017  |  CRAINS CLEVELAND BUSINESS

Convincing voters to increase their taxes or elect a Democrat is now only a small part of Galen Schuerlein's work as she settles into her role leading RCS, an affiliate of Roetzel & Andress. READ ON...

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RCS PRESIDENT NAMED TO UNIVERSITY OF AKRON BOARD
FEBRUARY 7, 2017  |  CRAINS CLEVELAND BUSINESS

Lewis Adkins Jr., president of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, has been appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the board of trustees of the University of Akron. The appointment is effective through July 1, 2025. READ ON...