State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced her opposition to House Bill 78, a Republican-sponsored bill that would reduce pay for skilled workers by eliminating prevailing wage requirements in Ohio.
State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) took the oath of office yesterday during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, starting her second term as state lawmaker.
“It is more important now than ever for Ohio’s lawmakers, as a whole, to work toward what’s best for all the people of Ohio,” said Ingram.
State Rep. Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 705, which provides relief to school district treasures from strict personal financial liability.
“It is important to recognize and continue to be transparent on how our school districts function in the State of Ohio,” said Ingram. “HB 705 brings to light the issue of the treasure’s personal assets being linked to the expenditure of public funds on behalf of the school district.”
The Republican-controlled Ohio House today passed House Bill (HB) 258, legislation that would prohibit an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which could be as early as six weeks of pregnancy— long before most women even know they are pregnant.
State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced the recent committee passage of House Bill (HB) 690, which would name a portion of Interstate Route 75 in Hamilton County as the “Hamilton County Veterans Memorial Highway”.
“It is my belief that all veterans, no matter what war they fought in should be celebrated,” said Ingram. “We enjoy our freedom because of their willingness to serve their country, sacrifice their safety, and sometimes, make the ultimate sacrifice”.
State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced the recent approval of a 1.407 percent Job Creation Tax Credit for Kroger Company’s convenience store owner, EG Retail, to create a new headquarters in Cincinnati. EG Retail owns and operates Kroger Company’s fuel, convenience and food-to-go retail locations.
“This is great news for the 32nd district,” said Ingram. “Supporting booming Ohio-based businesses like Kroger Company and its affiliates will bolster our local economy, create good paying jobs and solidify Cincinnati’s competitive edge.”
State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) on Monday visited a fifth grade class at William Howard Taft Elementary to read Grace for President,written by Kelly DiPucchio. The book is part of a program created by the non-partisan Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) called Teach a Girl to Lead.
“Grace for President tells the story of a girl who recognizes at a young age that there has never been a woman elected to be the President of the United States and decides to run for president of her class,” said Ingram. “As a female elected official, it is important that young children— especially girls— are able to see a reflection of themselves in the people elected to represent them and their families. We need to continue to empower the next generation to follow their dreams and live up to their full potential.”
State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced Ohio’s back-to-school sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 3-5, as a result of the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 226. The annual event helps lessen the sting of the 4.5 percent statewide sales tax hike passed by Republican lawmakers in the 2013 state budget. The hike has cost taxpayers almost $2 billion more since then, according to state revenue numbers.
“This annual tax holiday ensures there is more piece of mind to find school items at a lower cost, year after year,” said Ingram. “It is important to make sure that going back to school is not financially detrimental for our families. I was happy to support SB 226 because it will help strengthen our communities as our families shop locally to take advantage of the decreased sales tax.”
State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) voted today in favor of Sub. House Bill (HB) 123, the Fairness in Lending Act. Sponsored by Reps. Mike Ashford (D-Toledo) and Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield), this legislation is a bipartisan effort to enact consumer protections for the thousands of Ohioans who utilize short-term loans every day.
“I am glad the House was able to concur on such an important piece of legislation,” said Ingram “Payday lending institutions have long held our most vulnerable citizens captive and contributed to the cycle of poverty. We can now offer an opportunity for Ohioans to start regaining their financial independence without exorbitantly high interest rates.”
State Representative Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) will join American Trails and local elected officials from around the country for a web panel discussing best practices for constituents and stakeholders to apply for funding, promote policy initiatives and develop trail networks in their communities. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, from 1:00-2:30 pm.