– Today, Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.
COLUMBUS – Today, Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced that the state Controlling Board 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. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today applauded Montgomery Elementary School, of the Sycamore Community Schools, for being named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2.
COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democrats today condemned the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 227, GOP-backed legislation that would gut public safety laws that currently require permits for people who carry hidden, loaded handguns in public.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today voted against and spoke in opposition to two bills opponents say would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $35.6 million to purchase rapid COVID-19 testing kits and $8 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to support local health departments and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today announced the start of the open enrollment period for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The open enrollment period will run from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, 2022, with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2022.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), co-founder of the Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, responded to this week’s news of an accidental fatal shooting of a one year old child in Canton. Initial reports indicate that the one year old child was fatally shot by a three year old child in the household who found an unsecured gun.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) Tuesday gave sponsor testimony in support of House Bill (H.B.) 361 in front of the Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety Committee. In response to various concerns from constituents, H.B. 361 would increase penalties on railroad companies that unlawfully block intersections.