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State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine calling on Northwest Ohio Educational Professionals to be included in the conversation about reopening schools for the upcoming academic year.

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Fri, May 15, 2020

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 111 which ensures that a student’s academic records are not withheld by a school when the student transfers.

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Wed, May 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today issued a statement following a House floor session where all members were not socially distanced as the health experts recommend and where only a few of the Republican members were wearing masks.

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Wed, May 13, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) testified today in support of House Bill (HB) 573, which would allow employees infected by COVID-19, while working, to file Workers’ Compensation claims.

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Tue, May 12, 2020

COLUMBUS— As many Ohioans will be called back to work in May, many will be faced with impossible decisions related to work, health and family as this ongoing pandemic continues: how to return to work when you have children at home and no one to care for them with daycares and schools closed; how to keep those high-risk individuals who will remain quarantined safe when workers return home; and what protections exist for workers in and out of the workplace or who do fall ill with COVID-19.

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Fri, May 1, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted urging them to allow Ohioans to continue to be eligible for unemployment coverage if they choose not to return to work due to their unique circumstances.

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Thu, Apr 30, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and members of the House Democratic Caucus today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton asking his office and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to issue guidance for schools to allow districts to start planning for the upcoming school year.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today thanked the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) for instituting staggered filing times for unemployment claims based on the first initial of their last name. Sobecki had previously suggested that idea in an email sent to Gov. Mike DeWine, which was passed along to ODJFS, on March 23, 2020.

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Wed, Apr 22, 2020

COLUMBUSState Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) 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.

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Wed, Apr 8, 2020

COLUMBUS— For many, the first day of a new month means rent and bills are due. For those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak, April 1st could be the most financially devastating day yet as fears of evictions and foreclosures may loom.

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Wed, Apr 1, 2020