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State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the unanimous approval of Senate Bill (SB) 26 in the Ohio House, legislation that creates a $250 tax credit for teachers paying out-of-pocket to purchase classroom supplies and equipment.

The credit covers costs in excess of the existing $250 federal deduction, which is already factored into a teacher’s state tax liability.

“It’s refreshing to see the Ohio General Assembly come together to support teachers in our state,” said Rep. Miller. “As a former teacher, I understand the significant costs teachers face as we work to ensure all students have the materials they need to learn and grow. While there’s still much work to be done, this is a step in the right direction.”

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Thu, Oct 10, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the installation of cameras in four additional House hearing rooms, signaling the completion of a major project to offer live coverage of all House committee meetings for the first time, fulfilling a long-time Democratic priority of a more open and transparent committee process.

“Transparency is the cornerstone of a healthy, productive democratic process,” said Rep. Miller. “I am a firm believer that making government more accessible to the public leads to better outcomes for the people of Ohio.”

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Tue, Sep 24, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the allocation of $500,000 in state funding for the Lorain County Boys and Girls Club to expand their Lorain headquarters. The project, which will add over 17,000 square feet to the existing facility, will increase the organization’s capacity to serve youth and families at their Education and Wellness Center.

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Mon, Sep 9, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced a town hall meeting on Monday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oberlin Public Library to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Lorain County.

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Thu, Sep 5, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) this week called on Lorain City Schools to release information regarding their finances and administrative decisions in response to the district’s failure to fulfill previous records requests made by members of the public.

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Wed, Aug 28, 2019

State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today introduced legislation honoring the late author Toni Morrison by designating her birthday, February 18, as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio.

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Mon, Aug 26, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend:

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Mon, Aug 5, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will take place starting on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.

“I know firsthand how costly back-to-school supplies can be for students and their families, as well as teachers,” said Rep. Miller. “While we have more work to do to fulfill the Ohio promise of a quality education for every student, I encourage everyone to take advantage of the sales tax holiday to keep more of their hard-earned dollars in their pocket.”

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Tue, Jul 30, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the release of $25,000 in grant funding for restoration work at the First Church in Oberlin, which will be used to replace the metal crown of the church’s cupola, among other projects.

“The First Church in Oberlin and the City of Oberlin have done tremendous work together to secure this competitive grant,” said Rep. Miller. “Collaborative efforts such as this ensure that the First Church in Oberlin will continue to be a source of local pride for generations to come.”

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Fri, Jul 19, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the approval of state funding for Firelands Local School District as they move forward with their plan to construct a new high school building. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, which oversees capital projects for Ohio’s public schools, authorized the spending.

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Fri, Jul 12, 2019