Gayle Manning wants to make Ohio a national leader in vocational and tech-training to ensure every student is career-ready when they graduate. As Senator, she worked to advance local job training efforts through the biennial state budget by securing $950,000 to purchase high-tech training equipment at Lorain County Community College. This program will help Northeast Ohioans find work in manufacturing as well as the state’s growing oil and natural gas industries.
Lorain County Community College received the award for Best Community College in the Country this year, an example of a wonderful asset that is right in the heart of Lorain County. LCJVS is equally a valuable resource to our community that will continue to be supported and valued as I have in my terms as Senator.
Sadly, Northeast Ohio families have witnessed first-hand the tragic effects of the state’s drug epidemic. This is a problem our local law enforcement are fighting every day, but what many don’t know is that there are drugs available that have the power to reverse opioid-related overdoses. Gayle Manning led the charge in creating a pilot project in Lorain County to study if putting this tool into the hands of law enforcement can save lives in our community and give those involved a second chance at life. Gayle will continue to work with local (communities/law enforcement/etc.) experts on how to combat drug overdoses as well as support rehabilitation centers that are crucial to helping those in our community.
In her past term as the Transportation Committee Chairman, Gayle Manning guided the $7.6 billion budget plan through the legislature. As part of this initiative, Manning made it her mission to protect the state’s ownership in the Ohio Turnpike, one of Northeast Ohio’s greatest assets, while also working to leverage the highway’s value in order to fund much-needed infrastructure projects in the area.
Additionally, Gayle Manning supported providing nearly $2 billion in income tax relief to Ohioans and has supported polices that have helped Ohio create more than 520,000 new private-sector jobs since 2010.
Formerly an elementary school teacher for 37 years, Gayle Manning has continued her commitment to helping children succeed. She has worked on important early childhood programs, including obtaining $100,000 to preserve Lorain County’s “Ready, Set, Go… to Kindergarten” program.
She is a primary co-sponsor of SB 246, the “SAFE Act,” which would limit out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in pre-kindergarten through third grade for disruptive and non-violent behavior. Each public school must implement a positive behavior intervention and support framework
Gayle is also a sponsor of SB 34, which would push back the beginning of the school year to after Labor Day. School boards would ultimately have the ability to opt out of these provisions in order to determine when is best for their students to head back. With high temperatures extending through August, it makes sense to push back school to where it starts cooling down in order to keep kids safe and healthy and able to focus on learning.