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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.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

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:

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Mon, Aug 5, 2019

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.”

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Tue, Jul 30, 2019

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. 

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Thu, Jul 18, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today announced $12 million in state funding for improvements to Warrensville Heights City School District facilities. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, which oversees capital projects for Ohio’s public schools, authorized the spending.

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Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Cuyahoga County House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.

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Wed, Jul 3, 2019

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