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COLUMBUS- State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today called for action on HB 560, universal vote-by-mail (UVBM) legislation. The bill would require ballots to be mailed to all registered voters with return postage pre-paid and without the added step of having to apply for a ballot first. The bill also includes preservation of safe in-person voting opportunities.

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Wed, Apr 29, 2020

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) calls for a “responsible restart” for Ohio, outlining 10 recommendations following several weeks of testimony during the OHIO 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force proceedings, as well feedback heard from constituents, local health officials and business leaders.  

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Tue, Apr 28, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) responded to a letter from over 60 advocacy groups containing election policy recommendations for best practices, particularly in emergency situations like the country is now facing. The three representatives make up the House Democratic Caucus’ Elections Working Group which has been monitoring election challenges and crafting policy proposals to ensure elections remain safe and accessible. The coalition’s letter focused on expanding mail voting and providing adequate in-person voting opportunities, two top priorities of the House Democratic Caucus and its Elections Working Group. 

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Thu, Apr 16, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today issued the following statement in response to Governor DeWine’s announcement on hospital capacity and the inclusion of the Covelli Convention Center in Mahoning County as a site for potential hospital bed expansion:   

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Mon, Apr 6, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today applauded Gov. Mike DeWine as he signed into law House Bill (HB) 197, which will provide needed supports to working people, families and businesses in Ohio amid the coronavirus outbreak. It passed both legislative chambers unanimously Wednesday.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

COLUMBUS - Today, State Rep. Michele Lepore Hagan (D-Youngstown) and over 20 elected officials and community leaders sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine calling on him to dissolve the unaccountable Academic Distress Commission (ADCs) and restore local control to Youngstown Public Schools.

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today introduced House Bill (HB) 560, legislation that would create a universal vote-by-mail (UVBM) system in Ohio.

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today called on Gov. Mike DeWine to use his executive authority to release funds to create a temporary, emergency paid leave program for Ohio workers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Lepore-Hagan’s call follows two letters sent this week on behalf of the caucus pushing for benefits to ensure the economic security of Ohio families.

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Sat, Mar 14, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today asked Gov. Mike DeWine and leaders of the General Assembly to utilize Ohio’s $2.7 billion “Rainy Day” fund to support small business that will be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency. Lepore-Hagan is proposing that the rainy day fund be used to issue short-term, no-interest loans to business owners unable to pay rent, utility bills, taxes, health insurance and workers’ compensation premiums, employee wages and other expenses as a result of the emergency. She issued the following statement:

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020