Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Site is resting place of 11 known veterans, including Civil War and WWI vets.
“What a glorious day we’ve been blessed with,” Catherin Nowak, chairperson of the Avon Lake Historical Preservation Commission (ALHPC) said, welcoming visitors to the May 19 ceremony that unveiled the historic plaque declaring the Lake Shore Cemetery as an Avon Lake historic landmark. The ceremony’s patriotic tone focused on the veterans buried at the cemetery including 11 documented veterans. Nowak said that although the first documented burial was 191 years ago in 1822, “local legend passed down through the generations tells us” that two (unnamed) soldiers died on Sept. 10, 1813 in the Battle of 1812 and were buried at the site. “What a small slice of American History right here on our shore,” Nowak said of the location, also known as …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Governor's tax cut will disproportionally benefit the wealthiest Ohioans.
The most important bill we work on every two years is the Budget Bill. I wanted to update you on changes we have made in Finance Committee to HB 59. I still have concerns because the latest changes continue to lock in cuts by Gov. Kasich which will hurt our schools, communities and middle class families. More money for school funding was promised, but the changes do not begin to solve the problems created by $1.8 billion in cuts in the governor’s last budget. By continuing to cut education, we are short-changing our future, limiting our long-term economic growth potential and forcing downward pressure on local property taxpayers. The budget still includes a 7% income tax cut that will disproportionally benefit the wealthiest Ohioans. I …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Will face current Commissioner Tom Williams.
State Representative Matt Lundy (D-Elyria) announced today he will run for Lorain County Commissioner in 2014. Lundy is serving in his last two years in Columbus due to term-limits of eight years in the Ohio House of Representatives. “I have always worked to represent all of Lorain County, not just my district. I want to continue to fight for the families of our county by serving as county commissioner," Lundy said in a press release. Lundy, who graduated from Avon Lake High School, is a former Avon Lake councilman and Elyria Assistant Safety-Service Director. He unsuccessfully ran for a Commissioner's seat in 1994. The Primary Election is May 6, 2014. The winner of the November 2014 election will begin serving in January 2015. Lundy has…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Rep. Matt Lundy is on the House Finance Committee.
Work is underway in Columbus on the new two-year state budget for Ohio. Once again, I will serve on House Finance Committee (10 Democrats and 21 Republicans). We must work together to do what is best for all Ohioans. The new budget proposed by Gov. Kasich is over $63 billion ($7 billion more in spending). The Medicaid expansion will make 365,000 more Ohioans eligible for coverage (currently 2.3 million Ohioans). Once you factor in additional costs, additional federal reimbursements and eligibility changes, the state expects to net close to $500 million dollars. Schools were cut over $1.5 billion dollars in the governor’s last budget. The new money in this budget doesn’t make up for the cuts and it fails to address the major components of a…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Similar approach has caused Pennsylvania's debt to grow by billions
The Ohio Turnpike, one of our greatest assets in the state, will not end up in the hands of private ownership. The governor has wisely backed away from his extreme plan for the turnpike. I want to thank all of you who worked together with me in our fight to keep the turnpike under public control. The governor is pushing the results of a new study in which he wants to raise $1.5 billion with a bond issue backed by turnpike tolls. This amount would be combined with local and federal matches to yield nearly $3 billion for road projects away from the turnpike. Tolls would rise only at the rate of inflation. We all want to see road projects in Lorain County move forward at a faster pace. However, bonding means borrowing money and adding more …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
State representative sworn in by Armond Budish.
State Rep. Matt Lundy was sworn in by House Minority Leader Armond Budish in Columbus to serve as representative for the new 55th House District, Jan. 7. Due to term limits, this will be Lundy’s last term in the Ohio House of Representatives in Columbus. Representatives were sworn in on the floor of the House chamber at the Ohio Statehouse. “It is as humbling an experience as being sworn in for the first time," Lundy said. "It is a great honor knowing that Lorain County families have placed their trust in me. We must focus on jobs, but equally focus on properly funding our schools since a well-educated workforce is critical to our economic future.”
Friday, December 14, 2012
Gov. John Kasich's new plan calls for $1.5 billion in new bonds being issued.
State Rep. Matt Lundy (D-57) responded to Gov. Kasich’s plan to forego privatization of the Ohio Turnpike today and instead issue $1.5 million in new bonds for road, bridge and waterway projects, primarily in northern Ohio. Gov. John Kasich wants to issue $1.5 billion in new bonds through the Ohio Turnpike for road, bridge and waterway projects, mostly in northern Ohio, he announced at a press conference Dec. 13. Lundy had been a vocal opponent of privatizing the toll road. “I am pleased the governor realized his extreme idea to privatize the Turnpike was not reasonable or responsible,” Lundy said. “I don't believe taxpayers want us to be so quick to add $1.5 billion dollars in new debt that our children will be forced to pay long after …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Lawmakers are either disconnected or believe money will benefit their communities.
I have always believed that we must work together to solve the serious problems facing Ohio families. This session, we worked closely together to crack down on pill mills in our state. We also worked across party lines to put together a comprehensive law to protect minors and strengthen penalties for those engaged in human trafficking. Gambling was another area where we worked together. I worked to earn bi-partisan support for an amendment to generate more revenue from the gambling industry to help address gambling addiction in our state. A new survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and Kent State University showed that about a quarter of a million Ohioans have a gambling problem or are at risk of …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Bring questions, concerns Saturday at 11 a.m.
State Representative Matt Lundy will hold a "Lundy Listens" town hall meeting at the Avon Lake Public Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Avon Lake residents can ask questions and voice questions and concerns to Avon and Avon Lake's state representative. Lundy, a graduate of Avon Lake High School will also provide a brief progress report on his actions in the legislature over the past few months and discuss other state issues. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Cities will see 5 issues on August ballot, including fire/paramedic/police levies and charter amendments. November presidential election could pull big turnout.
As we look ahead to the November General election, Avon-Avon Lake Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's a compilation on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as Election Day nears. Bookmark this page for updates. As we look ahead to November’s elections, Avon-Avon Lake Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates. Voting Info Races LOCAL/COUNTY: STATE: BALLOT ISSUES Avon Avon Lake Issue 10: Avon Lake- Replacement of 1.25 mills and increase of .75 mills to be used to support ambulance, EMS services or both. SCHOOL LEVIES LORAIN COUNTY NATIONAL RACES President Barack Obama: The president’s national campaign has been …