Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced that the state Controlling Board this week approved more than $100 million in funding for infrastructure projects and programs to protect the health, safety and security of Ohioans, including $90 million for school building capital improvement projects to help districts across the state with ongoing construction costs.
Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $1 million over the next two years for the GEAR UP Grant. The Ohio Department of Higher Education selected six schools across Ohio for the 2021 GEAR UP Grant, including Mt. Healthy City Schools and North College Hill City Schools.
Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) applauds yesterday’s House passage of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would better protect the safety and security for those in high-risk situations for domestic violence. Aisha’s Law would improve how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations.
Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $161.5 million to enhance early childhood education. The funds will help support child care providers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, recruit employees, and increase access for education. Additionally, $100 million from the federal government were allocated for schools and local districts seeking to maintain vital educational services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS– State Reps. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today provided sponsor testimony before the Ohio Primary and Secondary Education Committee on House Bill (HB) 334, which would increase the maximum compensation amount permitted under state law for school board members and require each board member to complete ethics training within the first year of each elected or appointed term and for each subsequent term.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement today urging Gov. DeWine to immediately implement a statewide school mask mandate. During a press conference last week, Gov. DeWine chose not to implement a mask mandate for schools, instead pleading with school superintendents to require masks for students and staff on their own. The Ohio Children’s Hospital Association has also called on school superintendents to require masks in schools to combat the current surge in COVID-19 among school-aged children.
State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.
Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities.
Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati), Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati), and Rep. Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) hosted a stop on the Ohio House Democrats’ Ohio Promise: Opportunity Agenda Tour last week in Cincinnati. The event was part of a statewide series of town halls where local lawmakers discuss statewide issues like jobs and economic development, education, protecting healthcare access, and the freedom to vote. The event also gave citizens the opportunity to ask questions and offer input on ways to address the issues facing their communities.
COLUMBUS – Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $7.8 million from the American Rescue Plan to support public transportation’s efforts to connect Ohioans in urban and rural parts of the state to vaccinations. The Controlling Board allocated an additional $919,200 from the American Rescue Plan for the Ohio Arts Council to support the arts sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.