State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.
State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) penned an Op-Ed in the Lorain Morning Journal last week, in which he called on the Ohio Redistricting Commission to draw fair districts that empower Ohio voters to choose their leaders.
COLUMBUS— Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement following the announcement that Ohioans who were overpaid unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for a waiver to avoid costly repayments. Ohioans who saw their benefits stolen by scammers will also be eligible for replacement payments.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110, which included provisions that phase out Academic Distress Commissions in order to restore local control and the Fair School Funding Plan, an improved public school funding formula that better addresses the needs of Ohio students, teachers and communities. The budget also included provisions that allow for veterans’ charitable gambling, as well as $250 million for broadband development in underserved areas.
COLUMBUS— State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) today announced the House passage of HB 44, legislation that will increase penalties for the assault of a sports official.
State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today issued a statement on the expulsion from the Ohio House of former Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) for his alleged role in a $60 million public bribery and corruption scheme to pass and prevent a referendum on a billion-dollar corporate bailout in 2019.
COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) announced the unanimous House passage of House Bill (HB) 213. HB 213 designates and displays the Honor and Remember Flag and requires that it be flown at the Statehouse each Memorial Day under proper flag protocol. The bill also includes a permissive provision that allows other government buildings to fly the flag at their own discretion. This legislation, formerly known as HB 406 in the 133rd General Assembly, passed the House Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously, but unfortunately timed out during lame duck.
COLUMBUS – State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Adam Bird (R-New Richmond) this week introduced House Bill (HB) 298, legislation which would change the way the Ohio State Board of Education is composed.
State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement today applauding the passage of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state. The bill funds $20 million in grants for this year.
COLUMBUS –State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced that the House Government Oversight Committee unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 213 by a vote of 11-0. HB 213 designates and displays the Honor and Remember Flag, and requires that it be flown at the Statehouse each Memorial Day under proper flag protocol. The bill also includes a permissive provision that allows other government buildings to fly the flag at their own discretion.