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COLUMBUS – On Thursday,State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) introduced legislation that would extend the temporary authority for public bodies to meet via electronic technology. This temporary authority was made effective on March 27, 2020 through the passage of House Bill (HB) 197, the General Assembly’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the temporary authority set to expire on Dec. 1, 2020, Rep. Miller introduced this legislation to ensure that public bodies will be able to meet virtually until June 30, 2021.

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Fri, Nov 13, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the pandemic, as well as programs addressing mental health and the homeless crisis.

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Tue, Nov 10, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement Thursday following the news that Ohio reported 2,425 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, a new record and the seventh day in the last week with over 2,000 new daily cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

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Thu, Oct 22, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced this week the passage of House Bill (H.B.) 614, legislation that allocates a total of $650 million in federal CARES Act relief funds for local governments in Ohio. The funds are to be used to offset costs faced by local governments directly caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Previously approved by the Ohio Senate, the bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced today that Carvana, in partnership with Lorain County Community Development, Team NEO and JobsOhio, will expand their operations by building a 200,000-square-foot facility in Lorain County. The company expects to invest $23 million and hire 400 new employees, representing an estimated $13 million payroll.  

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Mon, Aug 31, 2020

COLUMBUS – Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced the state Controlling Board has approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak as school districts prepare for fall semester.

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Wed, Aug 26, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and House Democrats Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose addressing recent major developments in Ohio’s elections. Ohioans watched last week as Post Office mailboxes and processing machinery were dismantled and removed in Ohio and across the country. Following national outcry over potential election interference, USPS has said they would halt additional reorganization changes until after the November election, but it is still unclear whether the reductions in service and processing will be undone.

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Wed, Aug 19, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) 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. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today issued a statement in honor of “Ohio Military Family Month,” which recognizes the unique sacrifices of Ohio’s military families.

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Fri, Aug 7, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issueda statement today as the Ohio House voted unanimously to strip Larry Householder (R-Glenford) of his role as Speaker of the House. Householder and four associates were indicted by a federal grand jury today amid an ongoing FBI criminal investigation into his connection to an alleged $60 million public corruption and bribery scheme—the largest in state history.

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Thu, Jul 30, 2020