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COLUMBUS- State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced passage of House Bill (HB) 194, her bipartisan bill with Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Cleveland) to legalize and regulate sports gaming businesses in the State of Ohio. The bill would also create a 10 percent sports wagering tax, which would be utilized specifically for public education and gaming addiction.

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Thu, May 28, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 605 as an amendment to HB 606. The final bill would now give workers in grocery stores, food packing and processing facilities, peace officers, fire fighters, emergency medical workers and correctional officers access to workers’ compensation if they contract COVID-19 while on the job.

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Thu, May 28, 2020

COLUMBUS— Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) yesterday 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.

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Wed, May 27, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the passage of Aisha’s Law, 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.

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Wed, May 20, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) 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.

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Mon, May 11, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Representative Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  

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Wed, May 6, 2020

COLUMBUS— As many Ohioans will be called back to work in May, many will be faced with impossible decisions related to work, health and family as this ongoing pandemic continues: how to return to work when you have children at home and no one to care for them with daycares and schools closed; how to keep those high-risk individuals who will remain quarantined safe when workers return home; and what protections exist for workers in and out of the workplace or who do fall ill with COVID-19.

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Fri, May 1, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) 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. 

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Wed, Apr 29, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today emphasized the need to address safe gun storage during the COVID-19 pandemic, as unsecured guns pose a significant risk to children spending more time indoors due to the stay-at-home order.

 

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Wed, Apr 15, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) 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.

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Wed, Apr 8, 2020