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.
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.
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.
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.
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 urging him to include return postage on absentee ballot application forms that will be mailed to all voters and on absentee ballots that are ultimately mailed to voters who request them. State law prohibits board of elections from making such an expenditure, but the secretary is not similarly barred. The federal CARES Act included funding to the states for unanticipated increased expenses due to COVID-19. The Controlling Board approved on Monday the state’s use of federal CARES Act funding for this year’s election.
COLUMBUS — State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today signed onto a concurrent resolution urging Congress to designate June 19th a paid federal holiday. This date is to be known as Juneteenth Independence day in recognition of June 19, 1865, when news of the end of slavery reached the southwestern states two months after the end of the American Civil War.
COLUMBUS—Yesterday, State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and fellow Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Paolo DeMaria urging that he follow the original intent of Congress when it passed the CARES Act to provide support and target relief to students who need it most. The request follows conflicting guidance from the U.S. Department of Education that states CARES Act funds should instead be distributed to all students regardless of their family’s income.
COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today called on the Ohio Developmental Services Agency (DSA) to reinvest funds collected from General Motors (GM) in Mahoning Valley.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) applauded the House concurrence of House Bill (HB) 11 on Thursday, moving this Democratic priority legislation to improve prenatal and maternal health outcomes to the governor’s desk for his signature.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling which held LGBTQ workers are protected from workplace discrimination under federal law.