COLUMBUS— State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 13, Democratic priority legislation to create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband to unserved residential households.
COLUMBUS—While Ohioans were sleeping, House Democratic lawmakers were offering two amendments on the House floor late Thursday and early Friday that would have prohibited the sale, display, possession or distribution of Confederate memorabilia at county and independent fairs, following a similar rule instituted by the Ohio State Fair in 2015. The motions came during floor debate on House Bill 665, which made several other changes to laws on local and county fairs. The U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy and NASCAR recently announced similar bans on Confederate memorabilia. Republicans rejected the amendments largely along party lines, voting instead to protect the sale of the Confederate flag.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 163, legislation creating the Purple Heart/international access symbol license plate.
COLUMBUS—Yesterday, Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and fellow House Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to ban the use of tear gas by all county, municipal and township police departments indefinitely.
COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), are acting swiftly to respond to the thousands of concerned voices being raised in cities and towns throughout Ohio by announcing today their preliminary legislative plans to combat police brutality. The proposed bills would prohibit profiling, tear gas, and the use of quotas by all law enforcement agencies, as well as call for the independent investigation of officer-involved shootings and the creation of databases to better track problematic behavior and employment history of law enforcement officers.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today issued a statement as the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 310, which would distribute $350 million in federal CARES Act funds to aid coronavirus response in Ohio communities.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement today as Republican lawmakers voted to fast-track legislation that does little to prepare the state’s Boards of Elections to safely conduct a presidential election amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) released a statement today following the weekend’s protests throughout the state:
COLUMBUS— Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today signed onto a House resolution that would designate racism as a public health crisis, echoing similar calls in Cleveland and Franklin County. The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind passed at the state level.
State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced 150 Ohio companies received funding through the Ohio TechCred program, resulting in up to 1,045 credentials for Ohio workers.