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State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced the start of the open enrollment period for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The open enrollment period will run from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, 2022, with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2022. 

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Mon, Nov 1, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine encouraging Ohio to use Federal funding received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to expand supportive and affordable housing for Ohioans in need.

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) voted today in favor of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would better protect the safety and security for those in high-risk situations for domestic violence. Aisha’s Law would improve how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. 

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021

Today, Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced that her bill to bring Ohio into an Electric Vehicle Future cleared the House Transportation and Public Safety committee by a vote of 10-1. House Bill (HB) 292 establishes an Electric Vehicle Commission comprised of elected leaders and industry representatives to study the emergence of electric vehicle production and the steps Ohio needs to take to adapt to the future.

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Tue, Oct 26, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $202 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for the Home Energy Assistance Weatherization Program, which helps Ohioans pay their energy bills if they are at or below 175% of the federal poverty line.

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Mon, Oct 25, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $161.5 million to enhance early childhood education. The funds will help support child care providers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, recruit employees, and increase access for education. Additionally, $100 million from the federal government were allocated for schools and local districts seeking to maintain vital educational services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tue, Oct 5, 2021

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine encouraging Ohio to join the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition. The Coalition currently consists of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and its objective is to expand the use of electric vehicles throughout the Midwest.

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Mon, Oct 4, 2021

COLUMBUS– State Reps. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today provided sponsor testimony before the Ohio Primary and Secondary Education Committee on House Bill (HB) 334, which would increase the maximum compensation amount permitted under state law for school board members and require each board member to complete ethics training within the first year of each elected or appointed term and for each subsequent term.

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Tue, Sep 28, 2021

Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) filed legislation today to address alleged hacking of the state’s unemployment system that has compromised personal information and resulted in thousands of dollars stolen from deserving recipients. The legislation would urge Gov. DeWine to activate the Ohio Cyber Reserve to investigate the multiple reports of hacking in the state’s unemployment compensation network. Thus far, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) has refused to acknowledge a hack and has instead referred to those incidents as “account takeovers.”

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus, released a statement today calling for action on Democratic bills that would ensure justice for sexual assault survivors after a federal judge Wednesday dismissed all outstanding Strauss abuse cases against Ohio State University, citing the expired statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims. This General Assembly, Democrats have introduced bills to eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal and civil sex crimes (H.B. 266), remove the cap on damages for cases of sexual violence (H.B. 199), and eliminate Ohio’s spousal exemptions for sex offenses (H.B. 121).

 

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021