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.
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.
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.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) applauded the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) investment of $1.92 billion for projects around the state, including 95 projects in ODOT District 8 where Hamilton County is located. ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks Tuesday visited Sharonville in the #Great28 to announce the construction of the next phase of I-75 Thru the Valley.
State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) announced the creation of the bicameral Ohio Gun Violence Prevention Caucus. An invite has been sent out to all Ohio House and Senate members to participate in the legislative caucus focused on advancing commonsense gun safety measures in Ohio.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced today that 150 jobs around the state will be saved after working with Gov. DeWine to lift a health order that kept poker tables closed despite Ohio’s casinos being open. Rep. Miranda was originally notified about a pending mass layoff of poker dealers, including at Hard Rock Cincinnati, due to state health orders by a constituent in House District 28 in February.
Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today introduced the Ohio Equal Pay Act, legislation to recognize the full value and potential of Ohio’s working women. The announcement comes as advocates commemorate Equal Pay Day, the date to which the average working woman in America must work into the next calendar year to make what their male counterparts did the previous year. For women in Ohio, that annual pay gap is nearly $10,000.
Today, Cincinnati-area State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) joined Governor DeWine for a tour of the state-sponsored mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Cintas Center. Approximately 10,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be given during the site’s first three days of operating at full capacity.
Today, Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) signed on as a co-sponsor to the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. A previous version of the Ohio Fairness Act (The Equal Housing and Employment Act) passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Sept. 15, 2009, with bipartisan support. Last General Assembly, the Ohio Fairness Act had 3 hearings but did not receive a committee vote.
Today, Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced the state Controlling Board approved several requests for funding, including the release of $43.7 million in federal CARES Act funding to help Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Controlling Board approved several other measures to ensure clean water, support residents in low-income housing, and reimburse partners for PPE.