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State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will take place starting on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.

“I know firsthand how costly back-to-school supplies can be for students and their families, as well as teachers,” said Rep. Miller. “While we have more work to do to fulfill the Ohio promise of a quality education for every student, I encourage everyone to take advantage of the sales tax holiday to keep more of their hard-earned dollars in their pocket.”

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Tue, Jul 30, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the release of $25,000 in grant funding for restoration work at the First Church in Oberlin, which will be used to replace the metal crown of the church’s cupola, among other projects.

“The First Church in Oberlin and the City of Oberlin have done tremendous work together to secure this competitive grant,” said Rep. Miller. “Collaborative efforts such as this ensure that the First Church in Oberlin will continue to be a source of local pride for generations to come.”

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Fri, Jul 19, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the approval of state funding for Firelands Local School District as they move forward with their plan to construct a new high school building. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, which oversees capital projects for Ohio’s public schools, authorized the spending.

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Fri, Jul 12, 2019

House Democratic lawmakers from across Ohio today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.

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Mon, Jul 8, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today sent an open letter to his legislative colleagues as well as Governor DeWine to urge their support to retain a provision from the House-passed version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166, that included the provisions of Miller’s bipartisan HB 154, which would end state takeovers and return control to local school districts. The Senate removed those provisions in its version of HB 166.

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Wed, Jun 26, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the release of $21,906 in state funding for Lorain County Community College (LCCC) to purchase new equipment to support the Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Associates and Bachelor’s degree programs.

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Mon, Jun 10, 2019

Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced a number of proposals, including safe storage, red-flag and background check laws, commonsense measures they say will better keep kids and communities safe. The package comes amid debate on House Bill (HB) 178, controversial legislation Democrats say is a solution in search of a problem.

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Wed, May 22, 2019

House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.

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Thu, May 9, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today applauded the committee passage of Senate Bill (SB) 4, legislation to increase the state’s capacity to assist local school districts with facility renovations and construction. Rep. Miller, a former teacher and member of the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee, joined in unanimous approval of the measure.

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Tue, May 7, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, a bipartisan bill introduced with state Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport) that seeks to end state takeovers of Ohio schools and restore local control to education officials over the school improvement process.

“It’s heartening to see HB 154 pass in bipartisan fashion, but our work is far from done,” said Miller, a joint-sponsor of the bill. “For too long, top-down, unaccountable school takeovers have failed to provide struggling schools with the support they need. Today’s vote is an important step in restoring Ohio’s promise of living the America Dream right here at home, which starts with ensuring our kids receive a quality education so they can learn important skills to live a better life.”

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Wed, May 1, 2019