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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

House Democrats today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, a bipartisan effort to end state takeovers of local schools and restore control to local education officials. The bill comes amid questions of accountability, transparency and lackluster results from district takeovers in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland.

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Wed, May 1, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today introduced a bill that would rename a stretch of Interstate 271 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio the “Ronald H. Barron Memorial Highway.”

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Tue, Apr 30, 2019

House Democrats today voted against Senate Bill (SB) 23, a GOP-backed near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant. SB 23 would become the most extreme abortion ban in the country if signed into law.

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Wed, Apr 10, 2019

State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today responded to Gov. DeWine’s first State of the State Address. House Democrats reaffirmed their commitment to working with the governor to deliver real results, but noted that the state has more to do to turn around years of below average quality-of-life standards that have kept too many people from getting ahead.

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Wed, Mar 6, 2019