Rep. Lepore-Hagan Calls For Fund Return To Mahoning Valley
Responds to DSA's collection effort against GM

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today called on the Ohio Developmental Services Agency (DSA) to reinvest funds collected from General Motors (GM) in Mahoning Valley.

“They (GM) left us in the dust and dirt. If the state makes good on collecting these funds, they must come back here to the Valley,” said Rep Lepore-Hagan. “These workers deserve the Ohio promise of better jobs, brighter futures and an economy that works for everyone. Our state should be working just as hard as they do to make that happen.”

In a letter sent to GM in March, DSA recommended that the state’s tax authority terminate the company’s tax agreements and collect a full refund, reported at more than $60 million in public subsidies.

In February, 2019 following the announcement of GM layoffs, Rep. Lepore-Hagan requested the state’s GM tax incentive and public support information from JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Taxation, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. She has issued several statements urging GM and the state to continue investing in Mahoning Valley workers.


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