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Toledo-area Democratic lawmakers Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today issued a statement after GOP lawmakers Tuesday inserted an amendment to undercut funding for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) into Senate Bill 19, a totally unrelated bill dealing with wetland mitigation projects. 

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Wed, Jun 23, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today issued a statement on the expulsion from the Ohio House of former Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) for his alleged role in a $60 million public bribery and corruption scheme to pass and prevent a referendum on a billion-dollar corporate bailout in 2019.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus, released the following statement after the Lebanon City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban abortion within the city limits of Lebanon.

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Thu, May 27, 2021

House Democrats, led by Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), the Ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, voted in opposition Wednesday to House Bill (HB) 157, legislation that would prohibit the collection of income taxes from workers who aren’t physically in an office inside the city or village limits. 

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Wed, May 26, 2021

COLUMBUS – On Monday, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), State Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz hosted a roundtable to highlight the ongoing issues unemployed Ohioans are experiencing when collecting their Unemployment Insurance benefits. The elected leaders were joined by constituents who experienced issues firsthand, policy experts, labor leaders, community organizers and legal advocates. 

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Tue, May 25, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $7 million in CARES Act funds. The assistance from the federal government will enhance the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections’ COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and pay DRC employees with a hazardous duty supplement. Additionally, The CARES Act funding will provide needed support for Ohio’s National Guard and State Defense Force members who are supporting the state’s COVID-19 response. The item also included $25.5 million for the Department of Education to provide grants for schools and $500,000 for the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

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Mon, May 24, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), the Ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, released a statement Tuesday following the committee passage of House Bill (HB) 157, legislation that would prohibit the collection of income taxes from workers who aren’t physically in an office inside the city or village limits. The bill comes as many Ohio workers remain on work from home status amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tue, May 18, 2021

COLUMBUS – House Democrats, led by state Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), a member of the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council, released a statement following the decision announced by Governor DeWine Thursday to reject Federal Unemployment Supplements. The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), an additional $300 per eligible week, is intended to provide additional relief to vulnerable Ohioans and working families. 

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Fri, May 14, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) criticized Republican lawmakers for limiting public testimony during Thursday’s meeting of the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council. Concerned Ohioans were barred from offering in-person testimony on their experiences with the state’s unemployment system during the coronavirus pandemic. The committee accepted only written testimony.

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Thu, May 13, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) applauded the House passage of legislation that would allow more health professionals to administer the coronavirus vaccine, extend professional licenses and help low-income Ohioans pay for utilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Wed, May 12, 2021