COLUMBUS – Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several major items this week, including $42 million in American Rescue Plan funds to aid with vaccine distribution efforts, vaccine education, mobile vaccination units and data management. Ohio has faced a surge in demand for COVID-19 vaccines since the onset of the omicron variant.
Today, Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) applauded two businesses in the #Great28 for winning the JobsOhio Inclusion Grant, designed to provide financial support for eligible businesses owned by underrepresented populations across the state. Cincinnati’s Griffin Fire & Pipe LLC and Parks Electrical Services, LLC were among the businesses awarded this week as a part of the Inclusion Grant program.
COLUMBUS—Today, Rep. Miranda sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to veto Senate Bill (SB) 157, the latest Republican anti-abortion bill. Opponents say SB 157 would put patients in danger by interfering with the ability for doctors and patients to make appropriate and life-saving medical decisions if faced with a medical crisis during pregnancy.
Today, Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several major items this week, including the allocation of a combined $49.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide support for students and young adults with disabilities, enhance local health departments’ COVID-19 vaccination efforts, mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks, fulfill needs of older Ohioans, help Ohioans with mental illness, decrease youth homelessness, and boost ongoing planning and project development efforts in Appalachia.
– Today, Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.
COLUMBUS – Today, Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) announced that the state Controlling Board approved more than $100 million in funding for infrastructure projects and programs to protect the health, safety and security of Ohioans, including $90 million for school building capital improvement projects to help districts across the state with ongoing construction costs.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today applauded Montgomery Elementary School, of the Sycamore Community Schools, for being named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2.
COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democrats today condemned the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 227, GOP-backed legislation that would gut public safety laws that currently require permits for people who carry hidden, loaded handguns in public.
Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today voted against and spoke in opposition to two bills opponents say would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop.