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Water quality bill signed; will strengthen protection of Lake Erie, connected waterways

Governor John Kasich recently signed Senate Bill 2—the legislature’s key water quality legislation—at the Great Lakes Science Center.

Representatives from the Greater Cleveland Partnership, along with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, were present with state leaders to celebrate the occasion.

The Governor spoke of Lake Erie as one of Ohio’s greatest natural assets. The policy changes in Senate Bill 2 will help to strengthen the quality of the lake and connected waterways, which has a significant impact on a variety of industries in Ohio.

The GCP has supported the development of the recently passed legislation since the previous General Assembly when it was introduced as the Water Quality Mid-Biennial Budget Review bill by the Administration.

Through written testimony and ongoing advocacy with key elected leaders, the GCP was successful in supporting the bill through final passage in June.