U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce
reflected on issues such
as immigration, health care, jobs and Syria during a visit this week with The
Joyce, R-Russell Township, has completed his first eight
months as a congressman.
When comes to immigration, Joyce acknowledges that this is
a big issue especially in Lake and Ashtabula counties, which are part of the
seven-county 14th Congressional District.
Joyce believes that for any bill to have a realistic
chance to pass through Congress it must address border security, and the
process must be improved when issuing visas.
The congressman said he continues to hear from businesses
and his constituents about concerns they have about uncertainty of the nation’s
new health care law often called Obamacare.
He said people are genuinely concerned about whether they
will continue to receive health care from their employer and that some
businesses are considering or have already dropped coverage because it may be
cheaper for them to pay a fine and let employees buy their own coverage on
Joyce doesn’t believe that defunding Obamacare or shutting
down the government is the right approach to address the issue.
Rather, he believes it’s time for President Barack Obama,
Republicans and Democrats to work together on health care and find common
The economic recovery remains soft and there is
apprehension about what the future may hold, Joyce believes, adding the number
of jobs in the 14th Congressional District remain about the same since the
beginning of the year because businesses in general aren’t planning much
expansion due to an uncertain feeling as to what their costs are going to be.
He thinks the economy will get better when people feel
more secure and can spend their money.
Joyce would like to see the Obama Administration lay out
an overall strategy for what to do in Syria after the government there
apparently launched a chemical attack.
He feels that the United States shouldn’t launch an air
strike to just do it without a greater plan to move forward and to have an end
Lake County Probate Court update
An appointment by Gov. John Kasich
for the Lake County
Probate Court bench inches closer and could happen this week.
Candidates said to be under consideration are Geauga
County Assistant Prosecutor Mark Bartolotta
; Lake County Probate Court Magistrate Lora Lynne
; Lake County Assistant Prosecutor John O’Donnell
; and Jim O’Leary
a Painesville Township attorney.
In the meantime, retired Stark County Probate Court Judge R.R. Denny Clunk
has been filling the seat on the bench until Kasich makes the appointment.
Former U.S. Rep. Steven C.
is the headliner speaker for the 20th anniversary
reception for the behavioral health care service provider Bridges from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dino’s in Willoughby. Others featured are Ohio Department
of Mental Health and Addiction Services Director Tracy Plouck
Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Provider CEO Hubert Wirth
and Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board
Bolton Women’s Club Cupcakes Social
is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the The Confectionary Cupboard, Mentor.
Fundraiser for John Popelka
candidate for Willoughby Council Ward 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at
Mullarkey’s Irish Pub in Willoughby. See Popelka, Geoff Weaver
or John Bowers
n Kimberly Evers
, candidate for
Eastlake Council, hosts his fundraiser 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at The Captains Club
in Eastlake. See Diane Goss
or Mary Evers
n Susan McGuinness
, candidate for
Painesville Township trustee’, hosts a “
’60s Night” fundraiser, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Harry Buffalo in
Painesville Township. See Susan or Ray McGuinness
Lake County Commissioner Daniel P. Troy
hosts his Fall Classic golf outing and Clam Bake, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start
Sept. 27 at Lost Nation Municipal Golf Course in Willoughby. See Kip Molenaar
John Arthur Hutchison
Labels: Barack Obama, Dave Joyce, John Kasich, Ohio 14th Congressional District, Steve LaTourette