Representative C. Allison Russo - House District 24
 

08.04.20 - Rep. Russo Statement On Anniversary Of Dayton Shooting

 

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, which left nine dead and 17 wounded.

 
 

07.30.20 - Rep. Russo Statement As House Votes To Remove Larry Householder As Speaker

 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issueda statement today as the Ohio House voted unanimously to strip Larry Householder (R-Glenford) of his role as Speaker of the House. Householder and four associates were indicted by a federal grand jury today amid an ongoing FBI criminal investigation into his connection to an alleged $60 million public corruption and bribery scheme—the largest in state history.

 
 

07.29.20 - Reps. Sweeney, Russo Call For Hearings On Anti-corruption Bill, HB 739

 

Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today called for hearings on House Bill 739, anti-corruption legislation that would require dark money groups to identify their funders and disclose their spending. The bill would also strengthen restrictions against foreign corporations and foreign governments influencing Ohio elections. Sweeney and Russo introduced the bill earlier this week.

 
 

07.28.20 - Rep. Russo, House Dems Announce $310 Million In COVID-19 Relief

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

 
 

07.27.20 - Reps. Russo And Sweeney File Anti-Corruption Bill

 

COLUMBUS— On Monday morning, Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) filed broad anti-corruption legislation that would require dark money groups to identify their funders and disclose their spending. The bill would also strengthen restrictions against foreign corporations and foreign governments influencing Ohio elections.

 

 
 

07.23.20 - Reps. Russo, Crossman Introduce General Assembly Employee Unionizing Bill

 

COLUMBUS — State Reps. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today announced the introduction of a bill that would strike provisions in the Ohio Revised Code prohibiting collective bargaining for currently exempted General Assembly employees, including legislative staff.

 
 

07.23.20 - Rep. Russo Introduces The Lead Service Line Replacement Bill

 

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 730, a bipartisan bill introduced with Rep. Dave Greenspan (R- Westlake) to establish a lead service line replacement program.

 
 

07.15.20 - Rep. Russo Holds Virtual Ohio Promise Town Hall

 

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) yesterday held a virtual community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, a series of digital events this summer where local lawmakers provide a Statehouse update on issues including COVID-19, jobs and the economy, racial justice and gun safety.

 
 

07.14.20 - House Democrats Announce Plans For A Bill Allowing Legislative Staff To Unionize Following Positive COVID-19 Case In The Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) announced plans on Tuesday to introduce a bill that would strike the provision in Ohio Revised Code that prohibits collective bargaining for currently exempted state employees, including legislative staff.  A co-sponsor request was sent to the entire House of Representatives on Monday. The deadline to sign on as a co-sponsor is Monday, July 20.

 
 

07.14.20 - Rep. Russo Announces $300 Million To Help Colleges, Universities, And K-12 Schools Prepare For Fall Semester Amid COVID-19

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $300 million in federal funding to offset Ohio’s K-12 schools and colleges and university’s costs of keeping students and staff safe in the fall. 

 
 

07.07.20 - Rep. Russo Statement On State Mask Mandate For Franklin County

 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement today following Gov. DeWine’s executive order to require facemasks in several Ohio counties, including Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull. Each of the counties falls within Level 3 of the state’s new Public Health Advisory System, which was unveiled July 2. Level 3 indicates very high exposure and spread of coronavirus

County falls in Level 3 of the state’s new COVID-19 alert system

 

 
 

06.16.20 - Rep. Russo's Bipartisan House Bill 287 Signed Into Law

 

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced that Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill (HB) 287, a bipartisan bill introduced with Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) that would allow reciprocity for Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers for the family members of active-duty military when families move to Ohio for military assignment. These Medicaid waivers are often necessary to provide custodial and nursing care for individuals with significant developmental disabilities.

 
 

06.15.20 - Rep. Russo Statement As U.S. Supreme Court Rules Workers Cannot Be Fired For LGBTQ Status

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling which held LGBTQ workers are protected from workplace discrimination under federal law.

 
 

06.04.20 - Rep. Russo Applauds Passage Of Bill To Send $350 Million In Federal Funds To Local Communities To Fight Coronavirus

 

COLUMBUS—Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today issued a statement as the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 310, which would distribute $350 million in federal CARES Act funds to aid coronavirus response in Ohio communities.

 
 

06.04.20 - Rep. Russo: GOP Election Bill Sets Stage For Confusion And Chaos In November

 

COLUMBUS—Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) issued a statement today as Republican lawmakers voted to fast-track legislationthat does little to prepare the state’s Boards of Elections to safely conduct a presidential election amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.

 
 

06.04.20 - Reps. Russo, West Urge Medicaid To Enable Pharmacist Reimbursement For COVID-19 Testing

 

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced that they have sent a joint letter to Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Director Maureen Corcoran requesting that she establish a pathway for Ohio’s pharmacists to be reimbursed for the administration of COVID-19 tests.

 

 
 

06.02.20 - Rep. Russo: Black Ohioans Are Not Okay

 

COLUMBUS—Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) released a statement today following the weekend’s protests throughout the state:

 
 

05.29.20 - Rep. Russo Signs Onto Resolution To Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis

 

COLUMBUS— Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today signed onto a House resolution that would designate racism as a public health crisis, echoing similar calls in Cleveland and Franklin County. The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind passed at the state level.

 
 

05.29.20 - Rep. Russo, Fellow Dem Lawmakers Issue Statement Following Protests In Downtown Columbus Thursday Night

 

Central Ohio House Democratic lawmakers, including Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), Beth Liston (D-Dublin), and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), today issued a statement following protests in downtown Columbus Thursday night. 

 
 

05.26.20 - Rep. Russo Co-sponsors Worker Protection Act To Ensure Safety, Security For Ohio Workers Amid Global Pandemic

 

COLUMBUS— Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the introduction of the Worker Protection Act, Democratic-sponsored legislation to protect at-risk workers from being forced to choose between returning to unsafe working conditions or losing unemployment benefits.

 
 

05.20.20 - Rep. Russo's Bipartisan HB 287 Unanimously Passes Senate

 

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the Senate’s unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 287, her bipartisan bill introduced with Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) that would allow reciprocity for Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers for the family members of active-duty military when families move to Ohio for military assignment. These Medicaid waivers are often necessary to provide custodial and nursing care for individuals with significant developmental disabilities.

 
 

05.20.20 - Rep. Russo Applauds House Passage Of Aisha's Law To Protect Domestic Violence Victims

 

COLUMBUS—Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today applauded the passage of Aisha’s Law, a Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would change how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. Democrats say the bill’s passage comes at a critical time as prolonged isolation during the state’s stay-at-home order has led to a spike in domestic violence cases.

 
 

05.18.20 - Rep. Russo, House Democrats Release General Election Proposal

 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) joined House Democrats to release their proposal for holding a safe and accessible presidential election this November amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century. Highlights of the plan include mailing a ballot with prepaid return postage to every voter, extending the ballot postmark date to Election Day, enhancing safety for in-person voting and expanding voter registration.

 
 

05.11.20 - Rep. Russo Announces $132 Million In Funds To Fight COVID-19 In Ohio

 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the state Controlling Board approved more than $132 million in funding to bolster unemployment benefits, provide assistance for small businesses and manufacturers, and support state and local COVID-19 response efforts amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.

 
 

05.11.20 - Rep. Russo Responds To Governor's Childcare Announcement Delay

 

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today responded to Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement to delay the reopening of childcare programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 

05.06.20 - Rep. Russo, House Democrats Reject An Amendment To Strip ODH Of Power During A Pandemic

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  

 
 

04.28.20 - Rep. Russo, House Dems Call For A "responsible Restart" For Ohio

 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) 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. 

 
 

04.24.20 - Rep. Russo, House Dems Host Micro And Small Business Roundtable

 

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), joined by several House Democrats,yesterday led a Micro and Small Business Roundtable via Facebook Live.  The roundtable served as a listening forum for micro and small businesses, particularly those owned by women and minorities, to share problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as highlight gaps in the resources provided by federal, state and local governments.  Microbusinesses are defined by the state as those with 20 or fewer employees and account for 97 percent of all Ohio businesses.

 
 

04.15.20 - Rep. Russo Thanks Governor For Heeding Dems' Call To Seek Federal Waiver For Medicaid

 

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today thanked Gov. Mike DeWine for announcing Ohio’s application for an 1135 waiver from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). On March 17, Rep. Russo joined State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Beth Liston (D-Dublin) in writing a letter to Ohio Department of Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and Gov. DeWine requesting the administration to seek such a waiver.

 
 

04.13.20 - Rep. Russo Announces More Than $248 Million In Federal Funds To Support State's Pandemic Response Efforts

 

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the state Controlling Board approved more than $248 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to aid the state’s ongoing pandemic response efforts, including funds to bolster testing capacity, purchase needed personal protective equipment for frontline workers, expand hospital capacity, and provide resources for those most impacted by the coronavirus.

 
 

04.08.20 - Rep. Russo Announces Federal Funding Opportunities For Local Pandemic Response Efforts

 

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants will be made available to cover certain local pandemic response costs in Ohio. Funds will go to state and local authorities as well as non-profits, such as hospitals, working at the direction of local governments.

 
 

04.01.20 - Rep. Russo, House Democrats Renew Calls For A Stop To Evictions And Foreclosures, Debt Collection During The COVID-19 Crisis

 

COLUMBUS— For many, the first day of a new month means rent and bills are due. For those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak, April 1st could be the most financially devastating day yet as fears of evictions and foreclosures may loom.

 
 

03.27.20 - Russo And Sobecki Ask Ohio Department Of Job And Family Services For System Modifications During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today sent a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kimberly Hall highlighting additional measures the agency could take to limit COVID-19 exposure and help individuals file for unemployment.

 
 

03.25.20 - Rep. Russo Announces State Agency Changes Due To COVID-19

 

Please open attached document to see the latest state agency changes due to COVID-19

 
 

03.25.20 - Rep. Russo, House Democrats Pass Sweeping Legislation To Address COVID-19 Crisis

 

COLUMBUS— State lawmakers returned to the Statehouse today to address the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate relief to everyday Ohioans. State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) released a statement today following the unanimous passage of an omnibus bill (HB 197) that would prohibit utility shut-offs, waive state testing requirements, freeze EdChoice eligibility, extend voting in the primary election, postpone the state income tax filing deadline among several other measures.

 
 

03.13.20 - Reps. Russo, Sobecki Ask Jobs And Family Services To Automatically Redetermine Benefits To Slow Spread Of Coronavirus

 

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.

 
 

03.13.20 - Reps. Sobecki And Russo Ask Jobs And Family Services To Automatically Redetermine Benefits To Slow Spread Of Coronavirus

 

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.

 
 

02.21.20 - Reps. Boggs, Russo Introduce Legislation To Remove Cap On Damages In Certain Tort Cases

 

State Reps. Kristin Boggs (D- Columbus) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) recently introduced HB 518 to prevent victims of rape from being denied full compensation of their damages awarded by a jury. The need for this legislation became apparent after Jessica Simpkins, who was a teenager when she was raped by her pastor, was awarded $3.6 million in non-economic damages by a jury only to have the amount reduced to $500,000 under a 2005 tort reform law. 

 
 

02.06.20 - Reps. Russo And Lightbody Introduce Legislation To Protect Safe Drinking Water For Ohio's Families

 

State Reps. Allison Russo (D- Upper Arlington) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the introduction of The Safe Drinking Water Act to guarantee safe drinking water in Ohio.  The bill provides for state-level standards for drinking water to limit known toxics and protect residents from harm. 

 
 

01.16.20 - Reps. West, Russo Raise Concerns About Medicaid Work Requirements To Dept. Director

 

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.

 
 

12.17.19 - Reps. Russo, Boyd Introduce The Caregiver Expenses Tax Credit

 

State Reps. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) today announced the introduction of The Caregiver Expenses Tax Credit, a bill that would provide a tax credit for certain expenses incurred by a family caregiver for the care and support of a qualifying family member. To qualify, the family member must be age 18 or over and require assistance with at least one activity of daily living. 

 
 

12.09.19 - Russo Introduces Bipartisan Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the introduction of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, bipartisan legislation with Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) that would align Ohio’s mental health parity laws with current federal law; raise awareness amongst individuals, families, and employers about their rights and responsibilities under the law; and facilitate greater implementation and enforcement. 

 
 

11.08.19 - Reps. Russo And Liston Introduce Patient Protection Bill

 

State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today introduced a bill to protect health providers and patients across Ohio. 

 
 

11.07.19 - Rep. Russo's Bipartisan Bill To Benefit Military Members' Families With Special Needs Passes House Unanimously

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 287, her bipartisan bill alongside Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) that would allow reciprocity for Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers for the family members of active-duty military when families move to Ohio for military assignment. These Medicaid waivers are often necessary to provide custodial and nursing care for individuals with significant developmental disabilities. 

 
 

10.30.19 - Russo: Rising Number Of Uninsured Children Urgent, Requires Action

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) called on Governor DeWine and fellow Representatives today to address the rapidly rising number of uninsured children in Ohio. This renewed call to action from Rep. Russo follows new research released today that says Ohio has the sixth highest number of uninsured children

 
 

10.30.19 - Rep. Russo Announces $7.63 Million For COTA

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today issued a statement announcing approximately $7.63 million in funding for The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) in Franklin County, which was passed with Democratic backing in the state’s transportation budget earlier this year.

 
 

09.24.19 - Rep. Russo Announces Live Stream Capabilities In All House Committees

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the installation of cameras in five additional House hearing rooms, signaling the completion of a major project to offer live coverage of all House committee meetings for the first time, fulfilling a long-time Democratic priority for a more open and transparent committee process.

 
 

09.10.19 - Rep Russo Joins House Lawmakers Introducing Legislation To Encourage More "Women On Board"

 

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton) today held a press conference with state Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), OPERS Corporate Governance Officer Patti Brammer and Coming Together Stark County President Connie Rubin to discuss a House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) encouraging Ohio companies to include more women in leadership roles and on public boards in an effort to establish equitable gender representation in the workplace. The resolution, introduced by Reps. West and Carruthers this week, is modeled after HCR 23 of the 132nd General Assembly.

“We’ve already seen that a gender diverse workforce brings significant business benefits, including greater innovation, higher employee retention and satisfaction, more business opportunities, and improved team decision-making,” said Rep. Russo. “It is important that we see those same benefits of diversity reflected in board rooms and executive management.  Besides the tremendous economic benefit, the role-model effect of female leadership is critical for Ohio’s young girls and women and for closing pervasive gender gaps in pay, executive leadership, and elected office.”

 
 

08.27.19 - Reps. Russo, Leland And Lightbody Announce Ohio Promise Town Halls

 

State Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced town hall meetings TOMORROW, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Norwich Township Safety Services Building in Hilliard and Thursday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Whetstone Library to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Central Ohio.

 
 

08.14.19 - Reps. Russo, Sweeney Introduce Extreme-Risk Protection Order Bill

 

State Reps. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) last week introduced new legislation, House Bill (HB) 316, that would allow family members, household members, or law enforcement officers to file for a court order temporarily preventing individuals considered to be an imminent danger to themselves or others from possessing firearms.

“In many instances of gun violence, there were clear warning signs the shooter posed a serious risk of injuring themselves or others with a firearm,” said Rep. Russo. “Extreme risk protection orders save lives by giving families and law enforcement time to quickly intervene before those warning signs escalate into tragedies, while also respecting Second amendment and due process rights.”

 
 

07.30.19 - Russo Announces Upcoming Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will take place starting on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.

“In Ohio, families come first,” said Rep. Russo. “When parents and teachers are able to equip students with the essential supplies they need to learn, we are able to provide our children with the foundation they need for academic success. I hope you and your family can take advantage of this tax-free holiday that seeks to alleviate some of the financial burden of back-to-school shopping.”

 
 

07.24.19 - Rep. Russo, Dem Lawmakers Seek Information On Decline In Children's Enrollment In Medicaid

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and fellow House Democrats today sent a letter* to the Ohio Department of Medicaid asking them to investigate the declining number of children insured by Medicaid.

 
 

07.17.19 - Rep. Russo: Final Budget Falls Short For Working People And Families

 

Ohio State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today voted in opposition to the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.

“This budget falls short of restoring the Ohio Promise to working people and their families,” Russo said. “While this budget contains a number of our priorities, it does not provide a responsible framework for the future. Many of the provisions that purport to lower healthcare costs and improve the education of our children were added without testimony and public hearings, and this is not a responsible way to govern.”

 
 

07.08.19 - Russo, Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day

 

House Democratic lawmakers from across Ohio today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.

 
 

06.06.19 - Reps. Russo, Weinstein Unveil "Madeline's Law" Supporting Early Stage Intervention For Hard-of-hearing

 

State Reps. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) today joined audiologist and educational advocate Dr. Carrie Spangler, a constituent of Rep. Weinstein’s whose child is hard-of-hearing and members of Let Ohio Hear to discuss House Bill (HB) 243, which supports early stage intervention for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals by making hearing aids for children more affordable for Ohio families.

 

 
 

05.22.19 - Russo, Dems Unveil Commonsense Solutions To Keep Kids And Communities Safe

 

Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced a number of proposals, including safe storage, red-flag and background check laws, commonsense measures they say will better keep kids and communities safe. The package comes amid debate on House Bill (HB) 178, controversial legislation Democrats say is a solution in search of a problem.

 
 

05.15.19 - Reps. Russo, Weinstein Unveil "Madeline's Law" Supporting Early Intervention For Hearing Impaired

 

  State Reps. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) recently introduced House Bill (HB) 243 titled “Madeline’s Law”, new legislation with bipartisan support that requires Ohio insurance companies to cover a portion of the cost of hearing aids for children.

“For young children with hearing loss, early intervention is crucial for speech and language development,” said Rep. Russo. “This legislation supports early intervention by ensuring families have the insurance coverage necessary to afford hearing aids for their children.”

 
 

05.09.19 - Russo: Democratic Priorities Shape Budget As Bill Clears Ohio House

 

House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.

 
 

04.02.19 - Russo, State Lawmakers Send Bipartisan Transportation Budget To Governor's Desk

 

House Democrats today supported the final passage of House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s bipartisan two-year transportation budget. The bill makes historic investments in public transit and local communities for road and bridge repairs.

 
 

03.15.19 - Russo: Dems Improve State Transportation Budget, Support Its Passage

 

House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s bipartisan, two-year budget that largely funds road and bridge improvements and public transportation throughout the state. 

 
 

03.14.19 - Russo, House Dems Unveil Ohio Promise To Taxpayers

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today joined Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State’s promise of better jobs and brighter futures.

 
 

03.12.19 - Rep. Russo Named To Ohio Elder Abuse Commission

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced her appointment to the Ohio Elder Abuse Commission, a statewide coalition of advocates, elected officials and stakeholders tasked with improving elder justice throughout the state.

 
 

03.07.19 - Rep. Allison Russo Votes To Pass Bipartisan Transportation Budget Onto Senate For Consideration

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today voted to move the transportation budget to the Senate for consideration.

 
 

01.23.19 - Rep. Russo To Serve On Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) has been appointed to the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, a bicameral, bipartisan body that oversees the various facets of Ohio’s Medicaid program.

 
 

01.18.19 - Federal Government Shutdown Affecting Families In Central Ohio

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced that she is committed to helping alleviate the strain this unprecedented federal government shutdown is putting on families in her district.

“This irresponsible shutdown is putting undue pressure on our state and local agencies, which have been forced to compensate for this White House’s dereliction of duty,” said Russo. “Thousands of federal workers and contractors here in Ohio have already missed one paycheck and cannot afford to miss another. I urge the Trump Administration and Congress to reopen the government immediately and stop playing political chess with people’s livelihoods.”

 
 

01.07.19 - Russo Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio's 24th House District

 

State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse. Rep. Russo is part of a freshman class of new Democratic State Representatives who were elected to bring a fresh perspective to the Statehouse.