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

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Thu, Feb 20, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) facilitated a meeting today of local veteran leaders to discuss how increased collaboration and open dialogue can improve how veterans are serviced in the county. In attendance were Lorain County Commissioners, the county Veterans Service Office directors and commissioners as well as local veteran leaders.

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Fri, Feb 14, 2020

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today released the following statement regarding Senate Bill (SB) 89, which incorporated an amendment offered by Rep. Miller to dissolve Academic Distress Commissions, including in Lorain City Schools. It passed the Ohio House Wednesday.

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Thu, Feb 6, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced today that the City of Sheffield Lake, Ohio has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Clean Ohio Trails Fund to construct Lincoln Trail.

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Tue, Jan 14, 2020

State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Adam Miller (D-Columbus) today introduced legislation that would prohibit high school athletics coaches from requiring student athletes to participate solely in their sport to the exclusion of all other sports and extracurricular activities. 

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Mon, Dec 23, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today introduced legislation recognizing the Honor and Remember Flag in Ohio. The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Tracy Richardson (R-Marysville), would call for the flag to be flown at the Ohio Statehouse for Memorial Day, and give public buildings around the state permission to fly the flag at their discretion.

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Fri, Nov 8, 2019

State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today issued a statement announcing over $450,000 in funding to support Lorain County Transit as part of the state’s transportation budget, which was passed earlier this year with Democratic backing.

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Wed, Oct 30, 2019

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