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COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), and State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), sent a letter today to Ohio Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kimberly Hall, asking for ODJFS to institute Automatic Redetermination for Benefits in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Bill will improve democracy, increase election security and participation
March 11, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced today her plan to introduce legislation creating a universal vote-by-mail (UVBM) system in Ohio.


State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) will hold a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the Harding Press Briefing Room at the Ohio Statehouse to introduce the Community (Charter) School Operator Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to increase accountability and ensure consistent education standards among all Ohio schools.

Urge governor to create temporary sick leave program to limit strain on Ohio families
March 9, 2020

House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to use his office’s powers to consider creating a temporary paid sick leave program to lessen the impact a coronavirus outbreak would have on the state. 


COLUMBUS—The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) president Rep. Stephanie Howse (D- Cleveland) reacted today to the results of the Black Ohio Survey, a joint project of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, that reveal issues, priorities and views of black Ohioans. This survey is the first-of-its-kind, Foundation members say, to look at a large sample of a minority community on a statewide level.


State Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today issued statements saying the state’s failure to extend paid family and medical leave to all employees could pose a danger to public health should a coronavirus outbreak occur in Ohio. 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced today that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved Job Creation Tax Credits for expansion projects with Checkpoint Surgical and Market Track LLC (Numerator). The projects will take place in Highland Hills, which is located in Ohio House District 12.


COLUMBUS— State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $1,436,391.82 in state funds for infrastructure improvements at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital.


COLUMBUS- Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced today that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Media Production Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2021.


COLUMBUS- Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced that the Ohio EPA is now accepting grant applications for Water Quality Improvement projects for nonpoint source pollution affecting Ohio lakes and streams. Application materials must be received by March 16.