COLUMBUS—State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced today the planned addition of 235 jobs at SugarCreek’s new production facility in Sharonville. SugarCreek, a Midwest-based food manufacturer, will be investing $10 million in the new facility and expects to begin hiring in the second quarter of 2022.
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 more than $7 million in CARES Act funds. The assistance from the federal government will enhance the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections’ COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and pay DRC employees with a hazardous duty supplement. Additionally, The CARES Act funding will provide needed support for Ohio’s National Guard and State Defense Force members who are supporting the state’s COVID-19 response. The item also included $25.5 million for the Department of Education to provide grants for schools and $500,000 for the Department of Developmental Disabilities.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Sen. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) held the first meeting of the bicameral Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus on Monday. The meeting featured keynote speaker Fred Guttenberg, who became a prominent gun safety advocate after he lost his daughter Jaime in the tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting in 2018.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.