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Say implementation should be delayed until improvements are made to state's IT system for benefits
January 16, 2020

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) sent a letter to Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Director Maureen Corcoran today expressing their concerns with the implementation of Medicaid work requirements. The lawmakers’ letter comes in light of a year-end report sent by Director Corcoran to Gov. Mike DeWine detailing a variety of issues the department has dealt with over the past year, including chronic problems with the information technology system “Ohio Benefits,” utilized by both ODM and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to determine benefit eligibility.

 
 
Says bill makes Ohio roads safer for drivers, families
January 14, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today introduced legislation to increase safety on Ohio roadways by making it a primary offense to use handheld electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.

 
 
Says new trail to increase connectivity for area residents
January 14, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced today that the City of Sheffield Lake, Ohio has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Clean Ohio Trails Fund to construct Lincoln Trail.

 
 
Says his first bill is a victory for expanding workforce development and supporting local businesses
January 14, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today announced Gov. Mike DeWine’s signing of House Bill (HB) 4, his bipartisan bill with state Rep. Tracy Richardson (R-Marysville) to help streamline the process of developing industry-recognized credential and certificate programs. This is both Rep. Robinson’s first bill as a legislator, and his first to become law.

 
 
Says TechCred bill to invest in Ohio workers
January 13, 2020

State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced Gov. Mike DeWine’s signing of House Bill (HB) 2, bipartisan legislation that expands job training and workforce development opportunities in Ohio. 

 
 
Says House Bill 2 invests in Ohio's workers
January 13, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced Gov. Mike DeWine’s signing of House Bill (HB) 2, bipartisan legislation that expands job training and workforce development opportunities in Ohio.

 
 
Legislation could add 1 Million Eligible Ohio Voters to the Rolls
January 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today introduced legislation to create Automated Voter Registration in Ohio. The bill has the potential to add 1 million eligible Ohio voters to the rolls. Rep. Sweeney worked on the bill as part of a bipartisan working group including Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Senator Nathan Manning and Senator Vernon Sykes.

 
 

State Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson)’s bipartisan bill with Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) will be signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine on Monday, January 27 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The legislation, which will grant licensing reciprocity for active-duty military families, started in the legislature as House Bill 133 before being consolidated into Senate Bill 7 at the end of 2019.

 
 
Renewed call for action follows recent decision by U.S. Fifth Circuit Court
December 19, 2019

State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today called on Statehouse leaders to protect Ohioans’ healthcare by advancing the bipartisan Pre-Existing Protection Act, House Bill 390. The call comes hours after a decision in Texas v. United States raised more uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) future, including its provision to protect healthcare access for those with pre-existing conditions.  

 
 
Says House Bill 12 gives families, caregivers tools they need to support children's
December 18, 2019

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 12, his bipartisan bill with state Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown) to create the Children’s Behavioral Health Prevention Network Stakeholder Group, was signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.