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State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 276, legislation naming a stretch of Interstate 271 in Cuyahoga County after Ronald H. Barron.

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Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) members today held a press conference outlining their Build Up Black Families legislative package in honor of Juneteenth, which marks the anniversary of the first announcement of the abolition of slavery in America.

“As we’ve been working to restore the Ohio promise of a better life and brighter future for everyone, we say that family comes first and we mean that,” said Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland). “Our members have been working together, drafting common sense legislation to deliver results for a real shot at the American Dream for black families in Ohio.”

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Wed, Jun 19, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced her appointment to serve on Ohio’s 2020 census Complete Count Commission, which will consist of up to 51 individuals appointed by the governor.

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Fri, Jun 14, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) announced this week that a stretch of Interstate 271 in Cuyahoga County will be named the “Ronald H. Barron Memorial Highway,” after former Orange City Councilman Ronald H. Barron, following the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 234 in the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee.

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Thu, Jun 13, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the release of $1,650,000 in state funding to create the North Coast Angel Fund III, LLC (NCAF) in Mayfield Heights to support innovative early-stage technology companies in Northeast Ohio.

“This is going to be a tremendous opportunity for local tech entrepreneurs to get off of the ground with strong support from the state,” said Rep. Brent. “These funds will give residents of our Cleveland community a real shot at the American Dream, pursuing their own business venture.”

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Wed, Jun 12, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the release of $70,720 in state funding for University Hospital Medical Group, Inc. to continue to provide psychiatric services to residents of the Warrensville Developmental Center (WDC).

“It is essential that residents of House District 12 receive the care they need, with the facilities and doctors they trust like at the Warrensville Developmental Center,” said Rep. Brent. “I’m pleased to see the state making the health of our constituents a top priority with this release of funding.”

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Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced a number of proposals, including safe storage, red-flag and background check laws, commonsense measures they say will better keep kids and communities safe. The package comes amid debate on House Bill (HB) 178, controversial legislation Democrats say is a solution in search of a problem.

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Wed, May 22, 2019

House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.

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Thu, May 9, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) will be joined by Mayor of Pepper Pike Richard Bain and Mary Anne Crampton, a representative from the gun violence advocacy group Moms Demand Action, on Monday, May 13 at 2:30p.m. at the Harvard Community Service Center in Cleveland to oppose House Bill (HB) 178, partisan legislation to loosen Ohio gun safety laws, which could put Ohio families and law enforcement officials at risk. 

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Wed, May 8, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today joined the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus (OHDWC) in hosting the eight annual Women’s Lobby Day, a legislative advocacy day at the Statehouse pushing for women’s social and economic equality featuring a panel of women lawmakers.

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Thu, May 2, 2019