House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today announced their resolution to expel former Republican Speaker Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from the Ohio House has been numbered and assigned to the Rules and Reference Committee. The Democratic lawmakers urged immediate consideration of the resolution, numbered HR 70, saying the time for waiting is over.
House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) held a Statehouse press conference today to announce a resolution to remove Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from office and to discuss other Democratic legislation that would root out corruption and begin to restore integrity to the Ohio House. After Democrats announced the press conference Tuesday, House Republicans rushed to introduce an expulsion resolution of their own.
Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $7 million in CARES Act funds. The assistance from the federal government will enhance the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections’ COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and pay DRC employees with a hazardous duty supplement. Additionally, The CARES Act funding will provide needed support for Ohio’s National Guard and State Defense Force members who are supporting the state’s COVID-19 response. The item also included $25.5 million for the Department of Education to provide grants for schools and $500,000 for the Department of Developmental Disabilities.
Members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus elections and voting rights working group today responded to the introduction of House Bill 294, a Republican anti-voter bill that would roll back ballot access and intentionally make the process more confusing for voters.
State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) joined Democrats in opposing a Republican resolution that would urge Congress not to pass HR 1, the For the People Act, federal pro-voter legislation that would protect the freedom to vote, prevent billionaires from buying influence in elections, and make sure voting options are equally accessible across all 50 states.
COLUMBUS- State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) testified Tuesday in support of House Bill 209, their legislation expanding access to secure ballot drop boxes for all Ohioans.
Members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus elections and voting rights working group today responded to pending Republican legislation that would force people to provide two forms of Voter ID, reduce the number of days of early voting, shorten mail ballot access by a week and restrict ballot drop boxes.
COLUMBUS –Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today issued the following statement on the House passage of House Bill 110, the state’s two-year budget. House Democrats largely opposed the bill, saying it was a missed opportunity to invest in everyday Ohioans still struggling amid the health and economic crisis.
Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several items this week, including the establishment of the State Fiscal Recovery Fund, which will allow Ohio to accept an estimated $5.5 billion under the recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) to support Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic and aid the state’s economic recovery once appropriated.
Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today applauded the House passage of a $2 billion package of coronavirus relief bills to deliver direct aid for rent and utility assistance, childcare providers, bars, restaurants, lodging and schools, among other industries facing economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic lawmakers also expressed concern over the months-long delay in the release of the funding, which they say slowed the state’s recovery.