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COLUMBUS – State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and House Democrats slammed GOP lawmakers on the Controlling Board Monday for refusing to approve funds to cover the cost of absentee ballot postage for Ohio voters ahead of the November election.

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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Ohio House Democrats today announced the end of their Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, which comprised of more than two-dozen virtual town halls since June on topics including COVID-19, jobs and the economy, racial justice, gun safety and voting access. Across the state, over 20,000 Ohioans tuned in to these town halls to hear from their elected officials and ask questions.

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Thu, Sep 3, 2020

State Reps. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) responded to the state Controlling Board refusing to hear Secretary LaRose’s late request for additional authority to pay return postage for absentee ballots in its meeting yesterday. LaRose said he will come back to the Board in mid-September, but absentee ballot applications are set to be mailed to 7.8 Million Ohio voters before that – around Labor Day – without return postage. The members have been urging LaRose for months to use existing authority of his office to pay return postage for both applications and ballots.

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Tue, Aug 25, 2020

State Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose raising concerns about the treatment of Black voters who are being disproportionately harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. The lawmakers requested the secretary’s voter outreach plan, noting that he has undertaken an Ohio craft brewery tour without specific legal authority or funding to do so. They also requested his budget for using the $23 million in federal funds granted to the state and approved by the Controlling Board for spending on the election. 

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Wed, Aug 12, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced the opportunity for Hamilton County residents to participate in the Ohio Victory Gardens Program, offered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio State University Extension.

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Wed, Aug 12, 2020

State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced Ohio schools may begin applying for the new BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant beginning today, Monday, August 10. A total of $50 million will be allocated to expand high-speed internet access for Ohio students utilizing remote learning during the COVID crisis by providing hotspots and internet-enabled devices to students.

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Mon, Aug 10, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today filed a House Resolution urging Congress to enact the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act, federal legislation that would renew the 1965 Voting Rights Act and expand voters’ access to the ballot.

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Thu, Aug 6, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Tue, Jul 28, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today called for the resignation of Republican Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) following federal charges that he engaged in a $60 million bribery, racketeering scheme. This is the second FBI investigation into House GOP leadership in three years.

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Fri, Jul 24, 2020

State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose again urging him to include return postage on absentee ballot application forms and the absentee ballots themselves. State law prohibits boards of elections, but not the secretary, from paying return postage. COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in Ohio since the foursome last urged LaRose to take this step to encourage mail voting on June 18.

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Wed, Jul 15, 2020