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State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today responded to the 9th Circuit ruling in favor of labor unions representing rail workers and personnel, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Association of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART), in TRANSP. DIV. OF INT’L ASS’N-SMART V. FRA, litigation initiated in response to an order by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) purporting to adopt a nationwide maximum one-person crew rule and to preempt any state laws concerning that subject matter, a known unsafe practice.

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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Today, Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) applauded the House passage of House Bill (HB) 93, legislation to modify the state’s address confidentiality program (Safe at Home), a long-held Democratic priority that allows victims of domestic violence, stalking, rape, human trafficking, or sexual battery who fear for their safety to keep their address confidential and out of the public record. 

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Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Today, Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced the State Controlling Board approved several requests for funding to support some of Ohio’s most important and vulnerable populations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tue, Feb 23, 2021

State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced legislation requiring multiple secure ballot drop boxes, based on geography and population, to ensure a fair and equitable voting process. Current law permits multiple secure ballot drop boxes despite the Ohio Secretary of State’s choice to restrict them in the face of several court decisions.

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Mon, Feb 22, 2021

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today applauded the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the reintroduction of legislation that would require one-time performance audits of school districts with a current Academic Distress Commission (ADC). This legislation was formerly House Bill (HB) 529 in the 133rd General Assembly, which received one hearing in the House Primary & Secondary Education Committee.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement as two bills that would allow for more House business to be conducted virtually and to require face masks during House committee meetings and floor sessions received their first hearings in the House Thursday.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) released the following statement today on their committee assignments for the 134th General Assembly:

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Wed, Feb 3, 2021

This week, State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced the State Controlling Board approved $100 million in federal funds for the state’s Rent Assistance Program to aid Ohioans impacted by the pandemic with financial assistance to pay rent, rent arrears, utilities and home energy costs, and utility and home energy costs arrears.

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Thu, Jan 28, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced her intent to co-sponsor legislation this General Assembly to repeal HB 70, also known as the “Youngstown Plan,” and remove unelected Academic Distress Commissions (ADC) that have controlled public school systems in Youngstown, East Cleveland and Lorain for more than five years. 

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Mon, Jan 25, 2021