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COLUMBUS- State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today announced legislation that would require one-time performance audits of school districts with a current Academic Distress Commission (ADC). 

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Mon, Mar 2, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today released the following statement regarding Senate Bill (SB) 89, which incorporated an amendment to dissolve Academic Distress Commissions, including in East Cleveland City Schools. It passed the Ohio House Wednesday.

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Thu, Feb 6, 2020

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today sent a letter to the members of the House Bill (HB) 9 Conference Committee urging them to include in the bill language to remove East Cleveland and Youngstown schools from state control. The Senate-passed version of the bill had included a provision to restore local control only to Lorain schools.

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Wed, Jan 29, 2020

CLEVELAND—State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) joined Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine on Monday to announce the launch of the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library in Cuyahoga County.

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Fri, Jan 17, 2020

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio—Tuesday, state Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid), Sen. Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights), Ohio Governor Mike DeWine,and Mayor Brandon King (D-East Cleveland), with East Cleveland leaders, visited the site where 36-year-old resident Terra Nolden was killed on Dec. 30 to discuss efforts to increase public safety in the community.

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Thu, Jan 9, 2020

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon), who serves as Ranking Member on the Committee of Primary and Secondary Education,issued statements today concerning the immediate need to fix the state’s EdChoice voucher program.

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Wed, Dec 18, 2019

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) spoke on the Statehouse Floor on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, in opposition to House Bill 242 which would prevent local governments from enacting plastic bag bans and other similar legislation.

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today unveiled a new District 8 Legislative Survey following his Ohio Promise town hall tour.

“The Legislative Survey provides the opportunity for you to share your opinions and concerns as we head into the final 14 months of the 133rd General Assembly,” said Rep. Smith. “The survey is a ten questions and should only take a few minutes to complete. Feel free and share the survey with your friends and family.  The more responses the better.  So grab a computer, get online and tell me what you are interested in. After all – I work for you.”

The District 8 Legislative Survey can be found here: 

“If for some reason the link gets removed or expires, please contact my Columbus office at 614-466-5441 and we will direct you to the most current online survey link,” said Rep. Smith.

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Fri, Oct 25, 2019

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today issued a statement following a Statehouse press conference Thursday morning, where he joined lawmakers Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma),  Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and UAW workers to support legislation to extend unemployment benefits and food assistance to union workers fighting for fair wages, better benefits and safer working conditions. The call comes amid a nationwide strike by UAW employees, who reached a tentative labor agreement Wed. on the 31st day of their strike with General Motors.

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today announced several town hall meetings across the 8th House District beginning this Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the East Cleveland Public Library to discuss the Ohio Promise legislative framework, bipartisan priority legislation, the FirstEnergy bailout, gun safety proposals and state takeovers of public school districts. Rep. Smith will also provide an overview of his legislative priorities and the recently-passed state budget before taking questions from audience members on issues related to state government.

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Wed, Oct 9, 2019