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COLUMBUS– State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D- Dayton) yesterday announced the Ohio Senate passage of House Bill (HB) 340, which would designate September as “International Underground Railroad Month” in Ohio to honor the legacy and extensive history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio. 

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Thu, May 26, 2022

COLUMBUS - Today State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives Commerce and Labor Committee issued statements after being denied answers to questions on HB 466, legislation that would cap staffing agency charges to nursing homes and significantly increase Medicaid payments for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) using COVID relief dollars.

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Wed, May 25, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Willis Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today issued a statement following the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which reportedly killed 19 children and two teachers.

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Wed, May 25, 2022

COLUMBUS– State Reps. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) yesterday gave sponsor testimony before the House State and Local Government Committee on House Bill (HB) 331, which would require certain law enforcement officers to wear a clearly visible badge and identification while on duty. 

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Thu, Mar 31, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Willis Blackshear (D- Dayton) and Andrea White (R-Kettering) have introduced the Neighborhood Protection Act, a bill designed to make it easier for interested parties to have the tools they need to effectively rebuild their communities.  

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Thu, Feb 24, 2022

COLUMBUS– Today, State Rep. Willis Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) was appointed to fill vacancies on the Finance Committee and the Subcommittee of Health and Human Services.

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Tue, Feb 8, 2022

Yesterday, Rep. Willis Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.

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Fri, Dec 10, 2021

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) today announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 340, which would designate September as “International Underground Railroad Month” to honor the history of Ohioans who contributed to the Underground Railroad’s mission of justice for enslaved people.

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Wed, Dec 8, 2021

COLUMBUS —State Rep. Willis Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2. 

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Thu, Nov 18, 2021

State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) provided sponsor testimony today before the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee on House Bill (HB) 340, which seeks to designate September as the "International Underground Railroad Month." Rep. Blackshear is a joint sponsor of HB 340 with Rep. Adam Bird (R- New Richmond).  HB 340 seeks to recognize Ohio’s involvement in the abolitionist movement by honoring the abolitionists and freedom seekers who risked their lives fighting for equality. Following sponsor testimony, the House State and Local Government Committee unanimously passed HB 340.

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021