COLUMBUS— State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants will be made available to cover certain local pandemic response costs in Ohio. Funds will go to state and local authorities as well as non-profits, such as hospitals, working at the direction of local governments.
COLUMBUS— State lawmakers returned to the Statehouse today to address the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate relief to everyday Ohioans. State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) 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.
COLUMBUS- Several Democratic lawmakers, including Reps. John Patterson (D- Jefferson), Phil Robinson (D-Solon), Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), today introduced a legislative package to mitigate the negative impacts schools are facing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The package would provide resources and allow already overburdened school districts to take the necessary steps to recover from the repercussions of this ongoing public health crisis.
State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) 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 Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 546, legislation to change the definitions and reduce punitive fees on hybrid and electric vehicles (EV). Currently, owners of plug-in EVs are subject to an annual $200 fee while owners of hybrid EVs are subject to an annual $100 fee. This new legislation would see owners pay an annual $100 and $50 fee, respectively.
COLUMBUS- State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today announced legislation that would require one-time performance audits of school districts with a current Academic Distress Commission (ADC).
COLUMBUS— State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the passage of legislation honoring the late author Toni Morrison by designating her birthday, February 18, as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio.
COLUMBUS- State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) facilitated a meeting today of local veteran leaders to discuss how increased collaboration and open dialogue can improve how veterans are serviced in the county. In attendance were Lorain County Commissioners, the county Veterans Service Office directors and commissioners as well as local veteran leaders.
State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today released the following statement regarding Senate Bill (SB) 89, which incorporated an amendment offered by Rep. Miller to dissolve Academic Distress Commissions, including in Lorain City Schools. It passed the Ohio House Wednesday.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced today that the City of Sheffield Lake, Ohio has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Clean Ohio Trails Fund to construct Lincoln Trail.