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COLUMBUS –State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement today as the Ohio House voted unanimously to strip Larry Householder (R-Glenford) of his role as Speaker of the House. Householder and four associates were indicted by a federal grand jury today amid an ongoing FBI criminal investigation into his connection to an alleged $60 million public corruption and bribery scheme—the largest in state history.

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Thu, Jul 30, 2020

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democrats today introduced House Bill (HB) 738 – legislation to repeal HB 6, a controversial corporate bailout legislation at the center of an FBI investigation into an alleged $60 million public corruption scheme led by Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), the largest corruption and money-laundering scheme ever in Ohio. Democrats began calling for Householder’s resignation as news broke last week.

 

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Wed, Jul 29, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced support of Democratic legislation, sponsored by Reps. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Michael O’Brien (D-Warren), that would repeal House Bill (HB) 6. This bill follows news that Republican Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) allegedly accepted tens of millions of dollars in bribes to pass HB 6 and to prevent a referendum on the law from coming before Ohio voters.   

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Wed, Jul 22, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement today following the federal charge of Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) in a $60 million bribery, racketeering case:

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Tue, Jul 21, 2020

State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose again urging him to include return postage on absentee ballot application forms and the absentee ballots themselves. State law prohibits boards of elections, but not the secretary, from paying return postage. COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in Ohio since the foursome last urged LaRose to take this step to encourage mail voting on June 18.

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Wed, Jul 15, 2020

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $300 million in federal funding to offset Ohio’s K-12 schools and colleges and university’s costs of keeping students and staff safe in the fall.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced $500,000.00 in state dollars to Alta Care Group, Inc. and the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board in Youngstown.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement today following Gov. DeWine’s executive order to require facemasks in Trumbull County. Trumbull County is one of 12 counties, including Clermont, Fairfield, Lorain, Pickaway, Summit, Wood, Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery and Trumbull, that are subject to the governor’s mask mandate. Each of the counties falls within Level 3 of the state’s new Public Health Advisory System, which was unveiled July 2. Level 3 indicates very high exposure and spread of coronavirus.

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Fri, Jul 10, 2020

State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today filed legislation that will criminalize the harmful use of chokeholds by police officers or peace officers in Ohio.

 

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Fri, Jun 26, 2020