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COLUMBUS— Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today signed onto a House resolution that would designate racism as a public health crisis, echoing similar calls in Cleveland and Franklin County. The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind passed at the state level.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

Central Ohio House Democratic lawmakers, including Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), Beth Liston (D-Dublin), and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), today issued a statement following protests in downtown Columbus Thursday night. 

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Fri, May 29, 2020

COLUMBUS— Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the introduction of the Worker Protection Act, Democratic-sponsored legislation to protect at-risk workers from being forced to choose between returning to unsafe working conditions or losing unemployment benefits.

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Tue, May 26, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today applauded the passage of Aisha’s Law, a Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would change how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. Democrats say the bill’s passage comes at a critical time as prolonged isolation during the state’s stay-at-home order has led to a spike in domestic violence cases.

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Wed, May 20, 2020

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the Senate’s unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 287, her bipartisan bill introduced with Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) that would allow reciprocity for Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers for the family members of active-duty military when families move to Ohio for military assignment. These Medicaid waivers are often necessary to provide custodial and nursing care for individuals with significant developmental disabilities.

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Wed, May 20, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) joined House Democrats to release their proposal for holding a safe and accessible presidential election this November amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century. Highlights of the plan include mailing a ballot with prepaid return postage to every voter, extending the ballot postmark date to Election Day, enhancing safety for in-person voting and expanding voter registration.

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Mon, May 18, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the state Controlling Board approved more than $132 million in funding to bolster unemployment benefits, provide assistance for small businesses and manufacturers, and support state and local COVID-19 response efforts amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.

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Mon, May 11, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today responded to Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement to delay the reopening of childcare programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon, May 11, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Representative Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  

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Wed, May 6, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) calls for a “responsible restart” for Ohio, outlining 10 recommendations following several weeks of testimony during the OHIO 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force proceedings, as well feedback heard from constituents, local health officials and business leaders. 

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Tue, Apr 28, 2020