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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.

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020

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.

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020

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.

 

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020

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

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Tue, Jun 2, 2020

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.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

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. 

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Fri, May 29, 2020

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.

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Tue, May 26, 2020

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.

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Wed, May 20, 2020

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.

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Wed, May 20, 2020

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.

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Mon, May 18, 2020