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State Rep. Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine’s decision to create a lottery to pay out $5 million in federal relief dollars to vaccinated Ohioans ahead of lifting public health orders:

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Thu, May 13, 2021

State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) this week announced that House Bill (HB) 167, COVID-19 relief legislation that will deliver $465 million in direct aid for rent and utility assistance, was signed into law. House Democrats have called for rent and utility relief since the onset of the pandemic, introducing bills that would have created a program for immediate rental assistance, postponed evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and prevented utility shutoffs during an emergency.

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Wed, May 12, 2021

COLUMBUS— Today,  State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), a member of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus (ODWLC), participated in the virtual Women’s Lobby Day. The virtual event gathered participants from across the state to discuss policy solutions to challenges Ohio women and families face.

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Tue, May 11, 2021

COLUMBUS –State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) Tuesday gave sponsor testimony in the House Ways and Means Committee for House Bill (HB) 262, which incentivizes safe gun storage in a household with minors present. This legislation is similar to HB 240 of the 133rd General Assembly, but with an important update to include a tax credit for the purchase of a safe storage unit, making the bill pro-business and similar to bipartisan federal legislation.

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Tue, May 11, 2021

Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $39 million to cover the administrative costs of running the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Unemployment Insurance programs.

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Mon, May 3, 2021

Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today issued the following statement on the House passage of House Bill 110, the state’s two-year budget, saying that despite falling short of the bold opportunity for Ohio’s future Democrats wanted to see, the bill moves Ohio a step in the right direction to address the needs of working people and families.

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

COLUMBUS –Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) introduced legislation Wednesday to eliminate both the statute of limitations for criminal and civil sex crimes and spousal exemptions for rape, sexual battery, and other sexual offenses.  It will also extend the window for victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue their abusers from 12 years after they reach adulthood to 37 years and create a three year window for survivors older than 55 to take action. 

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

COLUMBUS –Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several items this week, including the establishment of the State Fiscal Recovery Fund, which will allow Ohio to accept an estimated $5.5 billion under the recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) to support Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic and aid the state’s economic recovery once appropriated. 

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

COLUMBUS –State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) Monday introduced the Child Access Prevention Tax Credit Act, which incentivizes safe gun storage in a household with minors present. This legislation will be similar to House Bill (HB) 240 of the 133rd General Assembly, however with an important update to include a tax credit for the purchase of a safe storage unit, making the bill pro-business and similar to bipartisan federal legislation.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers today unveiled a package of commonsense gun safety measures they say will work to curb gun violence and save lives in Ohio. The call comes amid a spike in gun violence and Ohio’s new no duty to retreat bill taking effect earlier this month.

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Mon, Apr 19, 2021