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Rep. Lepore-Hagan Outlines Legislative Priorities For 134th General Assembly

Includes strengthening public education, healthcare, access to democracy, wages and consumer protections
December 28, 2020
Michele Lepore-Hagan News

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced her legislative priorities for the 134th General Assembly, beginning January 1, 2021.

“My legislative priorities are a response to the urgent needs of Mahoning Valley,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan. “I’m proud to serve as their champion at the Ohio Statehouse and will do everything I can to improve their quality of life.”

Rep. Lepore-Hagan’s legislative priorities for the 134th General Assembly will include:

  • Championing Universal Vote-By-Mail (UVBM) and re-introducing HB 560, making voting in Ohio more safe, secure, and simple;
  • Repealing HB 70, ending state takeovers and restoring local control to the Youngstown City School District;
  • Holding accountable employers who relocate good paying call center jobs abroad, requiring the return of state dollars and incentives (HB 536 - the Consumer Protection Call Center Act);
  • Re-Introducing HB 184 (the Prevention First Act), educating Ohio youth on pregnancy prevention and reproductive health;
  • Protecting a woman’s right to bodily autonomy and her personal reproductive healthcare decisions;
  • Repealing HB 6 and supporting efforts to crack down on corruption and campaign financing;
  • Supporting a state or federal increase in the minimum wage to $15/hour and making the minimum wage a livable wage in Ohio;
  • Identifying funding for the former Youngstown Development Center, now known as the Campus of Care, a unique project of national significance that will bring more than 150 jobs and lower cost/higher quality healthcare services to Mahoning Valley;
  • Fighting for fair lending in land installment contracts and re-introducing HB 103 the Fair Lending through Land Contracts Act.

“As I always have, I am happy to work across the aisle for my constituents in Ohio’s 58th district to get this important work accomplished in the next two years,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan. “I’m hopeful my colleagues will adhere to science and medical best practices by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing so the Ohio Statehouse can be a safe workplace for guests, staff and members.”