Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson - House District 44
 

02.21.20 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Announces Ohio EPA Now Accepting Applications For Water Quality Improvement Project Grants

 

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.

 
 

01.17.20 - Reps. Crawley, Hicks-Hudson, Jones To Host Third Grade Reading Guarantee Listening Session

 

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus), Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Don Jones (R-Freeport) will host a listening session on Monday, January 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at South High School to discuss the state’s third grade reading guarantee.

 
 

01.13.20 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Announces Job Training Bill Signed Into Law

 

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. 

 
 

11.07.19 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson To Host Third Grade Reading Guarantee Listening Session

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) will host a listening session Monday, November 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Jones Leadership Academy of Business in Toledo, Ohio to discuss the state’s third grade reading guarantee.

The session will focus on how parents and caretakers of children feel about the test, its effectiveness, and whether the test needs to be changed or scrapped altogether.

 
 

10.30.19 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Highlights Early Voting Options

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today released a statement about Early Voting. Law changes meant to expand options for in-person Early Voting are causing confusion in the Toledo community. Rep. Hicks-Hudson sent a letter to the Board of Elections two months ago when reports of misinformation surfaced during primary voting.

“Early voters can show up and vote early just like they have for the last decade,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson. “All you need if to know the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Just ask the election officials for a ballot application and you’ll be given a form to fill out before you get your ballot.”

 
 

09.24.19 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Recognizes National Voter Registration Day

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today released the following statement in celebration of National Voter Registration Day:

 
 

09.16.19 - Hicks-Hudson, House Democrats Visit Critical Dam Facility Preventing The Spread Of Asian Carp

 

State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid), John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake), Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) toured the critical Brandon Road Lock and Dam complex in Joliet, Illinois, on Friday with 25 other members of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus. Brandon Road Lock and Dam is a critical choke point to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

 
 

08.29.19 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson, Toledo Officials Speak Out On Sept. Municipal Election, Next Week's Voter Purge

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) joined Toledo City Councilman Larry Sykes, Rev. James Willis of St. Paul Baptist Church in Toledo, and Anita Madison from the Toledo NAACP for a press conference Tuesday at the Lucas County Early Vote Center,where early voting for the Sept. 10 municipal election is currently underway.

 
 

08.20.19 - Hicks-Hudson Issues Letter On New Early Vote Procedures

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today sent a letter to Board Members at the Lucas County Board of Elections to urge training of election officials and poll workers on new procedures for early voting that began earlier this year. Early voters now have the option to present Election Day-style voter identification or provide the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

 
 

08.16.19 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Holds Ohio Promise Town Hall

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today held a community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.

“The only way we can continue to see positive change and progress is by working together,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson. “Part of House Democrat’s Ohio promise is ensuring that as elected officials, we work for you. I’m always happy to meet and discuss important statewide and local issues with my constituents.”

 
 

08.13.19 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Announces Ohio Promise Town Hall

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced a town hall meeting on August 15 at 6:00 p.m. at St Paul Missionary Baptist Church to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Toledo.

“I am looking forward to sharing important information regarding legislative activities from the Statehouse in Columbus,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson. “Informed citizens help make our government better.”

 
 

08.12.19 - Hicks-Hudson Announces State Support For Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, Local Minority-owned Business ASAP Mow And Snow

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $17,800 in state funds to support infrastructure improvements at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH), and the approval of a Minority Business Direct Loan in the amount of $86,250 to assist ASAP Mow and Snow in purchasing a new facility in Toledo.

“I am happy to see the state continue to support these important Northwest Ohio facilities,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson. “The release of funds will support a wide-range of safety infrastructure improvements at NOPH, and allow the growing ASAP Mow and Snow to expand their business and create jobs for Toledo residents.”

 
 

06.26.19 - Dems Elect Hicks-Hudson Whip, Brown Assistant Whip

 

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the election of Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) as Minority Whip and Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) as Assistant Minority Whip for the 133rd General Assembly. Brown joins the Democratic leadership team after former Whip Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) stepped down last week.

 
 

06.11.19 - Hicks-Hudson Announces Release Of Over $1,900,000 In State Support For The Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $1,940,200 in state funds to support infrastructure improvements at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. The Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) is a state-owned and operated, in-patient behavioral healthcare facility located in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.

 
 

05.22.19 - Hicks-Hudson, 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.

 
 

05.21.19 - Hicks-Hudson Announces Over $270,000 In State Support For Lucas County Organizations

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $270,694 in state funding to support local infrastructure improvements and the University of Toledo’s workforce based training and equipment project. 

 
 

05.09.19 - Hicks-Hudson: 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.

 
 

05.02.19 - Hicks-Hudson, Dem Lawmakers Propose Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Plan

 

House Democratic lawmakers today announced their Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Plan to protect and grow good jobs across the state, improve the health of Ohioans and avoid rate hikes on consumer utility bills.

 
 

04.10.19 - Hicks-Hudson: Near-total Abortion Ban Threatens Women's Health, Liberty

 

House Democrats today voted against Senate Bill (SB) 23, a GOP-backed near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant. SB 23 would become the most extreme abortion ban in the country if signed into law.

 
 

04.03.19 - Hicks-Hudson Urges Gov. To Veto Restrictions On Traffic Safety Cameras

 

House Assistant Minority Whip and state Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today sent a letter to Republican Governor Mike DeWine urging him to veto provisions in House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s two-year transportation budget, that would penalize cities using traffic safety cameras.

 

 
 

03.29.19 - Hicks-Hudson Announces Funding For Workforce Based Training And Equipment Project

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $59,957.80 in state funds to support the University of Toledo workforce based training and equipment project.

 
 

03.15.19 - Hicks-Hudson: 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 - Hicks-Hudson, House Dems Unveil Ohio Promise To Taxpayers

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today joined Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State’s promise of better jobs and brighter futures.

 
 

03.05.19 - Hicks-Hudson, Toledo Lawmakers Call For Lake Erie Funding

 

Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and state Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michael Sheehy (D-Toledo) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) welcomed remarks from Governor Mike DeWine signaling a renewed focus on addressing algae blooms and the health of Lake Erie.

 
 

02.27.19 - Hicks-Hudson Announces Release Of Over $1,700,000 In State Support For Lucas County Organizations

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $1,732,990.39 in state funds to repair local infrastructure, support adult habilitation services and renovate classrooms at the University of Toledo. 

“The Controlling Board is a committee of the legislature that is able to efficiently provide needed funds to local projects,” said Hicks-Hudson. “The following authorization from the state budget will help our community.”

 
 

02.11.19 - Rep. Hicks-Hudson Announces State Scholarships Available For Ohio Students Pursuing STEM, Oil And Natural Gas Careers

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced two statewide scholarship opportunities available for college students pursuing careers in STEM fields  and oil and natural gas industries.

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and Foundation are accepting first-time and renewal applications for a $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing careers in natural gas and the crude oil industry. Additionally, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Division of Opportunity Diversity and Inclusion, will to award three $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing careers in STEM related fields.

 
 

01.30.19 - Hicks-Hudson Announces Release Of Over $8M In State Funding For Lucas County Projects

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of over $8 million in state funds for campus renovations and job training programs at University of Toledo, entrepreneurial services with NextTech Ohio and patient unit upgrades at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital.

“I’m pleased to see the state support our Toledo community through the approval of these important projects,” said Hicks Hudson. “From infrastructure improvements, to expanding job training services, to ensuring our loved ones receive top of the line care, these investments will leave a lasting impact on our residents and their families.”

 
 

01.18.19 - Hicks-Hudson Commemorates State MLK Award Winners

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today commemorated local leaders of Lucas County in receiving statewide MLK awards in recognition for their efforts to advance nonviolent social change.

 
 

01.17.19 - Hicks-Hudson: Trump Shutdown Threatens Food Security, Health Of Ohio Children And Families

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today urged the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to end the federal government shutdown, which currently threatens food security for thousands of Ohio children and families as federal funding for food assistance programs runs out.

 
 

01.07.19 - Paula Hicks-Hudson Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio House District 44

 

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning her first term as state lawmaker.

“I am excited to return to state government in order to serve the citizens of Toledo,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson.