COLUMBUS–State Reps. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) and Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) held the first meeting Wednesday of its ongoing review into why AEP decided to shut off power to thousands of homes after severe storms and a heatwave swept through Central Ohio in late June. During the meeting, AEP expressed that climate change contributed to the extreme weather that caused the outage. Reps. Weinstein and Brent renewed their calls for the legislature to take action on the Energy Jobs and Justice Act, their comprehensive clean energy policy that would promote energy equity, lower carbon emissions and create utility accountability and transparency.
COLUMBUS - Today, State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) emphasized the importance of improving the medical field during critical staffing shortages after University Hospitals made the decision to discontinue some services, including inpatient, surgical, and emergency department services, at their Bedford and Richmond locations due to a lack of patient care staff. They will also be working to transfer traffic from these two centers to their higher capacity facilities, such as Lake West, Beachwood, and Ahuja.
COLUMBUS –State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) recognizes and celebrates Juneteenth, a federal holiday on June 19 commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans and the end of slavery in the United States.
CLEVELAND – State Representative and President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), issued a statement today regarding the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was arrested on the suspicion that he had used a counterfeit bill to make a purchase.
COLUMBUS - Today State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives Commerce and Labor Committee issued statements after being denied answers to questions on HB 466, legislation that would cap staffing agency charges to nursing homes and significantly increase Medicaid payments for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) using COVID relief dollars.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 377, bipartisan legislation to release the second, $442 million batch of local government funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to Ohio’s cities, villages and townships serving 50,000 people or less.
COLUMBUS—State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus), ranking member on the House Criminal Justice committee, and Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) issued a statement today following the House Criminal Justice committee passage of House Joint Resolution (HJR) 2 and House Bill (HB) 607, legislation to increase Ohio’s reliance on cash bail.
COLUMBUS–State Reps. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) and Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) gave sponsor testimony today before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee on House Bill (HB) 429, the Energy Jobs & Justice Act.
COLUMBUS – Rep. Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) today released the following statement regarding Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom HaShoah is the day of commemoration for the Holocaust by the Jewish community. Yom HaShoah differs from International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as this is the commemoration of the victims from the perspective of the Jewish community.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) issued a statement today following the signing of House Bill (HB) 175 into law