Rep. Hagan speaks during House Session
Rep. Hagan speaks during House Session
 Rep. Hagan speaks out against the Budget Bill which hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Hagan speaks out against the Budget Bill which hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
 Rep. Hagan highlights a proposal that would make Ohio companies more responsible to their employees and accountable to taxpayers.
Rep. Hagan highlights a proposal that would make Ohio companies more responsible to their employees and accountable to taxpayers.
Rep. Hagan addresses his colleagues during House session
Rep. Hagan addresses his colleagues during House session
 Reps. Hagan, Letson, Barborak, O'Brien and Gerberry pose for a picture with the Youngstown ROTC Drill Team.
Reps. Hagan, Letson, Barborak, O'Brien and Gerberry pose for a picture with the Youngstown ROTC Drill Team.
 Rep. Hagan with members of the Mallory family after he honored the late former Minority Leader William Mallory with a House Resolution
Rep. Hagan with members of the Mallory family after he honored the late former Minority Leader William Mallory with a House Resolution
Rep. Hagan discussing his recall bill at a press conference
Rep. Hagan discussing his recall bill at a press conference
 Rep. Hagan offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Hagan offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
 Reps. Hagan and Antonio
Reps. Hagan and Antonio
Reps. Hagan and Antonio
Reps. Hagan and Antonio
 Rep. Hagan speaks at a press conference
Rep. Hagan speaks at a press conference
 Rep. Hagan offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Hagan offers Sponsor Testimony during Committee
Rep. Hagan (third-from-left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Hagan (third-from-left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Rep. Hagan highlights a proposal that would make Ohio companies more responsible to their employees and accountable to taxpayers.
Rep. Hagan highlights a proposal that would make Ohio companies more responsible to their employees and accountable to taxpayers.
 Rep. Hagan speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Hagan speaks out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Hagan addresses the House during session
Rep. Hagan addresses the House during session
 Rep. Hagan speaks to an ODOT worker giving testimony during House Transportation Committee
Rep. Hagan speaks to an ODOT worker giving testimony during House Transportation Committee
 Rep. Hagan speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
Rep. Hagan speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
Rep. Hagan speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
Rep. Hagan speaks at a press conference to discuss a proposal that would ban injection wells as a means for disposal of toxic hydraulic fracturing waste in Ohio.
 House Session
House Session
 House Session
House Session
House Session
House Session
 Rep. Hagan discusses his bill that would prevent deadly gun violence against victims of Domestic Violence
Rep. Hagan discusses his bill that would prevent deadly gun violence against victims of Domestic Violence
 Rep. Hagan speaks at a press conference to discuss a bill that would require an individual who is served protection orders to temporarily hand over their firearms to local law enforcement for a "cooling off" period
Rep. Hagan speaks at a press conference to discuss a bill that would require an individual who is served protection orders to temporarily hand over their firearms to local law enforcement for a "cooling off" period
Rep. Hagan discusses his bill that would prevent deadly gun violence against victims of Domestic Violence
Rep. Hagan discusses his bill that would prevent deadly gun violence against victims of Domestic Violence
 Rep. Hagan at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
Rep. Hagan at a press conference opposing the so-called "Right to Work" legislation
 Rep. Hagan attends the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' "Day of Action"
Rep. Hagan attends the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' "Day of Action"
Rep. Hagan signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Hagan signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Hagan signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
Rep. Hagan signs the discharge petition in an effort to put Medicaid expansion on the House floor for a vote
 Rep. Hagan addresses the media regarding the discharge petition
Rep. Hagan addresses the media regarding the discharge petition
House Dems gather for a picture
House Dems gather for a picture
 Rep. Hagan attends a Women's Rights Rally
Rep. Hagan attends a Women's Rights Rally
 Rep. Hagan speaks in opposition to a bill that would ban traffic-light cameras
Rep. Hagan speaks in opposition to a bill that would ban traffic-light cameras
Locomotive Engineers, Reps. Hagan and Sheehy
Locomotive Engineers, Reps. Hagan and Sheehy
 Rep.Hagan introduces a bill that would institute a severance tax on oil and natural gas that is more in-line with other major shale states
Rep.Hagan introduces a bill that would institute a severance tax on oil and natural gas that is more in-line with other major shale states
 Rep. Hagan discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Hagan discusses the Budget Bill
Rep. Hagan speaks out against freezing energy standards in Ohio on the House Floor
Rep. Hagan speaks out against freezing energy standards in Ohio on the House Floor
 
 

State Representative Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) of the 58th District is an eminent veteran of Ohio public service. He is a proud and forceful voice for his constituents in the part of Mahoning County that includes the city of Youngstown.

 
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10.15.14 - Lawmakers Call For Joint Hearings On State's Ebola Protocol

 

In response to today’s report that a healthcare worker who recently visited family in Ohio was diagnosed with Ebola upon returning to Texas, Democratic State Rep. Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) and ranking House Health Committee member Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Cleveland) called on House and Senate leaders to hold a joint health committee hearing on state protocol for managing Ebola infections.

The letter’s text is below:

Dear Speaker Batchelder and President Faber:

With the news breaking that a patient infected with the Ebola virus very recently visited the state of Ohio, we are calling upon the House and Senate leadership to convene a joint meeting of the health committees of both chambers. We feel it is imperative that the new leadership of the Ohio Department of Health brief the legislature and citizens on public health protocols with regard to Ebola in Ohio.

As the executive agency tasked with protecting public well-being, the Department of Health must maintain robust, comprehensive protocols in the event that Ohioans are exposed to a deadly virus. While it is important not to raise unnecessary alarm, we are troubled by the tone of this week’s conference call by state health officials in which they seemed more focused on downplaying the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in Ohio than on communicating protocols for preventing the spread of the disease in our state.

A joint committee hearing between the two chambers’ respective health committees should provide Director Hodges and his staff at the Department of Health with an appropriate venue in which to communicate to lawmakers, health providers, and the public on what active steps the department is taking to prepare for an Ebola outbreak.

Time is of the essence. We strongly urge the joint committee meeting be scheduled with all due haste.

 
 

10.15.14 - Hagan Asks Ohio Health Department To Detail Ebola Preparedness

 

State Rep. Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) sent a letter Tuesday to Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Rick Hodges requesting the state’s preparedness plan for a potential Ebola infection in the state. The lawmaker stressed the importance of treatment, prevention and quarantine protocols to contain any potential patients.

“In light of this ongoing outbreak, I believe it is imperative that Ohio has adequate protocols in place to treat any cases in our state and to prevent transmission of potentially deadly diseases,” said Rep. Hagan. “It is important that the new leadership at ODH is able to communicate a comprehensive contagion management plan to health providers, lawmakers and taxpayers.”

The lawmaker’s letter follows the infection of over 8,000 individuals worldwide, mainly in Western Africa. To date in the United States, one patient has died from the Ebola virus in Dallas, TX.

A copy of Rep. Hagan’s letter can be seen below.

 
 

10.03.14 - New School Transparency Tool Can Spur Accountability In Education, Says State Lawmaker

 

State Rep. Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) highlighted recent findings that show significant funding educational quality gaps between Youngstown City Schools (YCS) and area charter schools. These findings were compiled for the first time in a new website—KnowYourCharter.com. The site compares metrics from public schools and traditional charter schools using detailed state reports.

“As the state spends more and more taxpayer dollars on charter schools, it’s clear that the ‘experiment’ of funding charters is now routine and warrants further public and government scrutiny,” said Rep. Hagan. “This is a powerful accountability and transparency tool for parents and state’s education leaders.”  

During the 2012-2013 school year, over $22 million in local tax dollars were siphoned from city schools and redirected to charter schools. Thirteen of those nineteen charter schools graded by the state received a “D” or “F” on their state report card. YCS is rated a “D.”

At least six of the schools received over $10,000 in state funding per pupil. YCS’s state share per pupil is roughly $8,200.

“It is really startling to see how some of the worst performing schools are receiving more money from the state than our public schools. I think it’s clear from these numbers that we need to refocus back on improving our children’s public schools,” added Rep. Hagan.

KnowYourCharter.com was created by the Ohio Education Association and progressive think tank Innovation Ohio in an effort to increase financial transparency and accountability. Data used on the website is taken from the Ohio Department of Education and compares academic performance among traditional public schools and charter schools.

 
 

09.13.14 - Reps. Hagan, Celebrezze: High Profile Escape Underscores Systemic Problems At State Prisons

 

COLUMBUS– State Reps. Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Nicholas J. Celebrezze (D-Parma), legislative members of the state’s Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, today released the following joint statement on Thursday night’s escape of three prisoners from the Allen County Correctional Facility:

 “The escape of three prisoners last night raises serious safety and procedural concerns regarding the administration of Ohio’s correctional facilities. Unfortunately, Thursday’s incident is just the most recent example in a troubling trend of prison mismanagement that ranges from overcrowding to pest-infested food, understaffing, general inmate unrest and jailbreaks. It is becoming clear that our state’s corrections department is failing to live up to safety and security standards expected by the general public.”

 
 
 
Representative Robert F. Hagan
District 58
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-9435
Fax      (614) 719-3960
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Hometown : Youngstown
Party : Democrat
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Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Not eligible to run for another term