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Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) voted in opposition Wednesday to House Bill (HB) 157, legislation that would prohibit the collection of income taxes from workers who aren’t physically in an office inside the city or village limits. 

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Wed, May 26, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) today gave sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 302, legislation that would change the minimum wind farm setback distance. This bill would return the setback rule to the pre-2014 standard which measured from a home, not a property line, and restore the minimum to 1,125-feet.

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Wed, May 19, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) announced today that House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that creates the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, was signed into law. The program is specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state. The bill funds $20 million in grants for this year. 

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Mon, May 17, 2021

Today, Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) applauded the House passage of legislation that would allow more health professionals to administer the coronavirus vaccine, extend professional licenses and help low-income Ohioans pay for utilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Wed, May 12, 2021

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) joined Democrats in opposing a Republican resolution that would urge Congress not to pass HR 1, the For the People Act, federal pro-voter legislation that would protect the freedom to vote, prevent billionaires from buying influence in elections, and make sure voting options are equally accessible across all 50 states.

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Thu, May 6, 2021

51 years ago, America changed at Kent State – and we should remember it today.  The Kent State shootings still matter because it was the beginning of the end of the Vietnam War.

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Tue, May 4, 2021

COLUMBUS –Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today issued the following statement on the House passage of House Bill 110, the state’s two-year budget, saying that despite falling short of the bold opportunity for Ohio’s future Democrats wanted to see, the bill moves Ohio a step in the right direction to address the needs of working people and families.

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today applauded the House passage of a $2 billion package of coronavirus relief bills to deliver direct aid for rent and utility assistance, childcare providers, bars, restaurants, music venues, lodging and schools, among other industries facing economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic lawmakers also expressed concern over the months-long delay in the release of the funding, which they say slowed the state’s recovery.

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) woke up this morning in Ohio's 8th House District, saw snow on car roofs and immediately sprang into action. Two days ago it was 73 degrees, yet the "Feels Like" temperature at 8AM this morning was 20 degrees Fahrenheit.  It was even colder in Celsius. 

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Thu, Apr 1, 2021

COLUMBUS –Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued a statement following the final passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing more than $221 million over the next two years, more than doubling the governor’s proposed investment. 

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Thu, Mar 25, 2021