COLUMBUS– Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) presented the Gahanna Lincoln High School girls bowling team with a resolution from the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday in recognition of their win in the 2021 Division I State Championships.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced that monthly Child Tax Credit payments will be dispersed starting July 15. The American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit up to $3,000 per year, or $250 per month, for families whose children are between 6-17 years old and up to $3,600 per year, or $300 per month, for families with children under 6 years old. Most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action.
COLUMBUS— Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) issued a statement following the announcement that Ohioans who were overpaid unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for a waiver to avoid costly repayments. Ohioans who saw their benefits stolen by scammers will also be eligible for replacement payments.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) issued a statement Wednesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110, which included the Fair School Funding Plan, an improved public school funding formula that better addresses the needs of Ohio students, teachers and communities, as well as $250 million for broadband development in underserved areas
State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 95, which would ease the transition to the next generation of Ohio farmers by establishing a tax credit to assist beginner farmers in the transfer of land, equipment, and other agricultural assets.
COLUMBUS— Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today voted in favor of Sub House Bill (HB) 82, legislation regarding required assessment for high school graduation, which will also improve the report cards that grade Ohio’s schools and districts. This bill passed the Senate on Wednesday.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today recognized Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, a day to bring awareness to the historic Child Tax Credit included in the American Rescue Plan. It is the largest Child Tax Credit ever and provides significant relief to the most working families ever. The American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit to $3,000 for families whose children are between 6-17 years old and $3,600 for families with children under 6 years old. The additional relief will impact some 2,372,000 Ohio children, and could lift 132,000 Ohio children out of poverty.
State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the Ohio School Safety Center will award $10 million in grants to fund security enhancements at K-12 public schools and institutions of higher education in Ohio.
State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement on the expulsion from the Ohio House of former Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) for his alleged role in a $60 million public bribery and corruption scheme to pass and prevent a referendum on a billion-dollar corporate bailout in 2019.
Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $74 million to support Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. $11.9 million will be spent on distributing vaccines, $24.1 million will be spent on contact tracing, and $38.3 million will be spent on testing. The Controlling Board additionally approved the release of more than $17 million for testing in Ohio’s prisons.