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.
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 $202 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for the Home Energy Assistance Weatherization Program, which helps Ohioans pay their energy bills if they are at or below 175% of the federal poverty line.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced today that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) approved several economic development proposals, including an expansion project by Coterie Applications Inc. in Blue Ash. The company’s expansion is expected to create 10 new jobs and generate $750,000 in new annual payroll.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) issued a statement today recognizing Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day when Latina women’s pay catches up to that of non-Hispanic, white men from the previous year. Latina women earn on average just 57 cents for every $1 a white man makes.
House Democratic lawmakers from around the state, including Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton), and Rep. Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park), today called on Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission to release draft congressional districts so the Commission can begin working to reach an agreement on a bipartisan 10-year map.
Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), Jessica Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today called for immediate action on legislation that would reform Ohio’s criminal justice system and expand opportunities for survivors of sexual violence and abuse to seek the justice they deserve.