COLUMBUS— State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the Ohio Senate passage of House Bill (HB) 325, legislation honoring the late author Toni Morrison by designating her birthday, Feb. 18, as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio. HB 325 now advances to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
COLUMBUS –Yesterday, State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) sent a letter to the Director of the Department of Administrative Services, Matthew Damschroder, voicing his concerns over the bidding process of PPE in the State.
COLUMBUS— Today, State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 208, his bill with joint sponsor Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) to increase penalties for the assault of a sports official.
COLUMBUS – On Thursday,State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) introduced legislation that would extend the temporary authority for public bodies to meet via electronic technology. This temporary authority was made effective on March 27, 2020 through the passage of House Bill (HB) 197, the General Assembly’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the temporary authority set to expire on Dec. 1, 2020, Rep. Miller introduced this legislation to ensure that public bodies will be able to meet virtually until June 30, 2021.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the pandemic, as well as programs addressing mental health and the homeless crisis.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement Thursday following the news that Ohio reported 2,425 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, a new record and the seventh day in the last week with over 2,000 new daily cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced this week the passage of House Bill (H.B.) 614, legislation that allocates a total of $650 million in federal CARES Act relief funds for local governments in Ohio. The funds are to be used to offset costs faced by local governments directly caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Previously approved by the Ohio Senate, the bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced today that Carvana, in partnership with Lorain County Community Development, Team NEO and JobsOhio, will expand their operations by building a 200,000-square-foot facility in Lorain County. The company expects to invest $23 million and hire 400 new employees, representing an estimated $13 million payroll.
COLUMBUS – Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced the state Controlling Board has approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak as school districts prepare for fall semester.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and House Democrats Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose addressing recent major developments in Ohio’s elections. Ohioans watched last week as Post Office mailboxes and processing machinery were dismantled and removed in Ohio and across the country. Following national outcry over potential election interference, USPS has said they would halt additional reorganization changes until after the November election, but it is still unclear whether the reductions in service and processing will be undone.