COLUMBUS– State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the start of early voting in Mahoning County. The announcement comes as thousands of Ohioans converged on their county board of elections early on Tuesday morning to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting.
COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today responded to an agreement between the Ohio Tax Credit Authority and General Motors Co. (GM) requiring the repayment of $28 million in state tax incentives, with $12 million for "community support programs" in the Mahoning Valley:
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the Controlling Board to further aid the state’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding was also approved for voter education efforts and to support women-owned and veteran friendly businesses.
COLUMBUS –As National Small Business Week comes to a close, State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) continues to call for action on House Democratic legislation to support small businesses that have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced this week the passage of House Bill (H.B.) 614, legislation that allocates a total of $650 million in federal CARES Act relief funds for local governments in Ohio. The funds are to be used to offset costs faced by local governments directly caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Previously approved by the Ohio Senate, the bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced that the Ohio House accepted the conference report for Senate Bill (SB) 163, legislation creating the Purple Heart and International Symbol of Access license plate. The bill now moves to the governor’s desk for his signature.
COLUMBUS –State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today recognized National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to encourage participation in this November’s election despite challenges caused by the pandemic and a failure by Republican state leaders to make this unprecedented election more accessible.
COLUMBUS –Today, on the first-ever National Black Voter Day, Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement calling for action to eliminate systemic barriers to voting in Ohio. The call comes as the Ohio Senate considers House Bill (HB) 680, the GOP election bill that would create new voting restrictions like shortening the time for voters to request absentee ballots, eliminating the ability for the secretary of state to prepay return postage for ballot materials, and barring the Health Director and other officials from affecting the conduct of elections—even in the interest of public health.
COLUMBUS –Today, State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) participated in a virtual press conference with other House Democratic lawmakers to discuss legislative solutions that are needed as the state faces multiple unprecedented crises. The Ohio House was scheduled to meet for an if-needed House session today, but Speaker Robert Cupp canceled on Friday, Sept. 11.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced local recipients of the BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant program, totaling $1,700,027.31 for schools in Mahoning County including: