Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today sent a letter calling on Governor Mike DeWine to veto Senate Bill (SB) 311, legislation Democrats say will slow the state’s coronavirus response, ultimately leading to more deaths and further destabilizing Ohio’s economy. Statehouse Republicans fast tracked SB 311 last week, voting along party lines to pass the controversial bill that would strip executive power from the state’s Health Director during public health crises. The bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
COLUMBUS— Today, Franklin County representatives Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), David Leland (D-Columbus), Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin), Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), and Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) reacted to House passage of a bill (Senate Bill 311) to undermine the director of health’s authority at a time when the state has reached a dangerous peak, with Franklin County being the first county designated purple status. Announced by Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday, Franklin County is the first in the state to be elevated to purple status since the state began using this alert system.
COLUMBUS – Today, State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) announced that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has started. Ohioans have until Dec. 15, 2020 to apply, and health insurance coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2021.
COLUMBUS —Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron)and State Reps. Allison Russo (D- Upper Arlington), two lawmakers with degrees in public health, today issued a statement following the Wednesday evening address from Governor Mike DeWine.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement Tuesday blasting House Republicans for continuing to disregard best health practices to prevent the COVID-19 during the first full day of House committees since September. Since the House of Representatives last convened, Ohio has exploded by more than 325% to record levels, prompting Gov. Mike DeWine to say Ohio is reaching a “critical stage.”
COLUMBUS – State Representative Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the pandemic, as well as programs addressing mental health and homeless crises.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement Thursday following the news that Ohio reported 3,590 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, yet another new record. This marks the first time Ohio has seen an increase of over 3,000 new cases in a 24 hour period. The previous daily record was set on Saturday, with 2.858 new cases that day.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement today following the news that Ohio reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row. On Thursday, Ohio broke its single-day record of COVID-19 cases with 2,178 new cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Wednesday was the first day that over 2,000 cases were reported since the pandemic began.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) recognizes Sunday, Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBTQ awareness day designated to celebrate and commend the bravery of all those who have come out as LGBTQ. This year’s observance comes at a time when many are worried about a changing U.S. Supreme Court and its impact on marriage equality and LGBTQ rights.