COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today was named to a bipartisan work group, OHIO 2020, to aid in the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. House Democrats formed similar work groups in recent weeks, releasing short and long-term priorities to benefit those hit hardest by the pandemic. Rep. Miranda released the following statement:
COLUMBUS— State lawmakers returned to the Statehouse today to address the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate relief to everyday Ohioans. State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) released a statement today following the unanimous passage of an omnibus bill (HB 197) that would prohibit utility shut-offs, waive state testing requirements, freeze EdChoice eligibility, extend voting in the primary election, postpone the state income tax filing deadline among several other measures.
State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 276, legislation designating Mile Marker 22 on I-71 as the Veterans Suicide Memorial Mile.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) this week received the Ohio School Counselor Association (OSCA) Advocate of the Year Award. Miranda was presented with the award for her ongoing efforts to support school counselors who are on the front lines educating students every day.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today issued a statement regarding the passing of former Cincinnati city councilman and Hamilton County commissioner Todd Portune:
State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Susan Manchester (R-Lakeview) will join the Ohio School Counselor’s Association to hold a press conference on Tuesday, October 22, at 12:00 p.m. in the Harding Senate Press Room to introduce new legislation requiring Ohio school districts to adopt official qualification requirements for school counselors in Ohio based on standards enacted by the Ohio Department of Education in 2016.
State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today released a letter announcing her support of organized labor unions in Ohio while urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to reject the proposed rule to create a federal Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP), which seeks to strip current union wage progression rules and ratio requirements.
“I am proud to stand with my labor allies and call on the Department of Labor to stop IRAPs,” said Miranda. “We should do everything in our power to help support the rigorous apprenticeship qualifications established by organized labor, not actively work to create dangerous shortcuts.”
State Reps. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati), Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) held a community town hall last Thursday as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.
“I want to thank all the constituents from the Great 28 who came to our Ohio Promise Town Hall,” said Rep. Miranda. “It is important for the people of Hamilton County to know that we work for them. This town hall was an excellent opportunity for our delegation to put that on display.”
State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend: