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This week, state Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) introduced companion legislation to allow residents of facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities to set up a video recording device in their room. The resident’s family could also provide consent if the resident is not capable of doing so. The goal is to mitigate elder abuse in Ohio.

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Tue, Dec 17, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week. 

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

State Representative Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced two projects to address homelessness in Cuyahoga County. Some $1,460,000 in state funds will go toward rapid re-housing assistance for men, women and families, while another $200,000 will go to help fund the YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s Norma Herr Women’s Shelter. 

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Mon, Nov 4, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement announcing $15 million in funding for Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority in Cuyahoga County, which was passed with Democratic backing in the state’s transportation budget earlier this year.

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Tue, Oct 29, 2019

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.

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Tue, Oct 22, 2019

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.

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Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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.”

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Tue, Sep 24, 2019

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.

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Tue, Sep 24, 2019

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.

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Mon, Sep 9, 2019
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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.

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Fri, Aug 23, 2019