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State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced $34,000 in Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) grant funding to support marine patrol units for the Lorain Port Authority. 

 

“This assistance is essential to the Lorain Port Authority carrying out their mission of maintaining waterway safety,” said Rep. Miller. “It is heartening to see the state demonstrate their commitment to making sure our community has the tools necessary to keep our lakes safe and open for everyone.”

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Fri, Mar 22, 2019

State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Don Jones (R-Freeport) today introduced bipartisan legislation to end state takeovers of local schools. Three districts, including Rep. Miller’s own Lorain City Schools, are currently under state control, while ten districts across the state could potentially join them over the next two years.

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s bipartisan, two-year budget that largely funds road and bridge improvements and public transportation throughout the state. 

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Fri, Mar 15, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced upcoming district office hours in Lorain and Amherst. All residents of House District 56 are encouraged to attend and share questions and concerns related to state government.

“There’s no better way to understand the needs of our citizens than to hear directly from them,” said Miller. “I’m looking forward to holding these regular community meetings to learn more about my neighbors and how I can best serve you and your family at the Statehouse.”

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Tue, Mar 12, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced he will soon introduce bipartisan legislation with Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport) to repeal portions of House bill 70, the 2015 bill that brought on state takeovers of local schools in Lorain and throughout the state.

 

“Placing these districts under state control has been a disaster,” said Miller. “In each case, the Academic Distress Commission has been unable to work effectively alongside the district’s teachers, school leaders and community at large. After three years, we haven’t seen any evidence that state takeovers improve academic achievement. It’s time for us to restore local control and give struggling schools the support they need to succeed.”

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Fri, Mar 8, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today extended his congratulations to the Oberlin Heritage Center on their procurement of over $2,000 in grant funding from the Ohio History Connection. The funds will be used for a data-gathering project focused on identifying best practices for self-guided tours of historic house museums across the state. The award was announced Wednesday as part of Ohio History Connection’s annual Statehood Day event in Columbus.

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Wed, Feb 27, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the release of over $21,000 in grant funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resource (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft for community boating safety education with Lorain County Kayak & Paddlesports Group (LoCo ‘Yaks), a marine education and recreation non-profit.

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Fri, Feb 22, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today announced the authorization of nearly $4.7 million in state funds for new equipment and upgrades at Lorain County Community College (LCCC). Among the projects is an internet network overhaul providing enhanced security, support for mobile devices and internet connectivity.

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Mon, Feb 11, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning his first term as state lawmaker.

“The opportunity to represent my community in the Ohio General Assembly is an incredible honor,” said Miller. “I am grateful to my friends and family for joining me today, and to the entirety of District 56 for entrusting me with this responsibility.”

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Tue, Jan 8, 2019