State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) responded today to the announcement that Summit and Cuyahoga Counties this week agreed to a $215 million settlement as part of the ongoing negotiations with major drug companies accused of creating and encouraging the opioid crisis in Ohio.
State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced that Senate Bill 26, legislation that will authorize a state income tax deduction for teacher out-of-pocket expenses for professional development and classroom supplies, has passed the Ohio House of Representatives unanimously. Senate Bill 26 will also exempt feminine hygiene products from sales and use tax.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) 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.
“If you follow me on my social media accounts, you know that I do my very best to remain active and let Ohioans know how I spend my time on a day to day basis,” said Rep. Brent. “Now, not only can Ohioans see what I am doing personally but they can also see what all of us State Representatives do in the committee process. That way, taxpayers can visibly see their tax dollars at work and it creates a more transparent environment for everyone because ultimately, we work for you.”
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the release of $141,061.13 in state funding to contract with IAP Government Services Group for the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility Welding Vocational Program project.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced the release of $3,295,035 in state funding from the Emergency Purposes Fund to the Ohio Department of Agriculture to support the state’s newly-created Hemp Program.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) held a community town hall Thursday as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Orange Village Hall to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Cleveland.
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) 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:
State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) 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.
“The back-to-school sales tax holiday will be a tremendous help for families and teachers alike when shopping for school supplies,” said Rep. Brent. “Ohioans work hard every day to provide for their families so we, as state legislators, must work hard for them to keep our Ohio Promise of living a better life right here at home.”
State Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued a joint statement applauding Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a provision within the state budget, House Bill 166, that would have limited the ability of certain school districts to raise operating funds through local property taxes.