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Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today voted 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. 

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Wed, Nov 17, 2021

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.  

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Wed, Sep 1, 2021

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. 

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Mon, Aug 30, 2021

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.

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Fri, Jul 9, 2021

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.

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Tue, Jun 29, 2021

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.

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Fri, Jun 25, 2021

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.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

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. 

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Wed, May 19, 2021

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.

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Fri, May 14, 2021

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. 

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Wed, May 5, 2021