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Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) filed legislation today to address alleged hacking of the state’s unemployment system that has compromised personal information and resulted in thousands of dollars stolen from deserving recipients. The legislation would urge Gov. DeWine to activate the Ohio Cyber Reserve to investigate the multiple reports of hacking in the state’s unemployment compensation network. Thus far, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) has refused to acknowledge a hack and has instead referred to those incidents as “account takeovers.”

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus, released a statement today calling for action on Democratic bills that would ensure justice for sexual assault survivors after a federal judge Wednesday dismissed all outstanding Strauss abuse cases against Ohio State University, citing the expired statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims. This General Assembly, Democrats have introduced bills to eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal and civil sex crimes (H.B. 266), remove the cap on damages for cases of sexual violence (H.B. 199), and eliminate Ohio’s spousal exemptions for sex offenses (H.B. 121).

 

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $175.3 million in federal funds to improve the processing of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims to support Ohioans who lost their jobs during the pandemic through no fault of their own.

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Tue, Sep 21, 2021

COLUMBUS— Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced that they will soon introduce legislation to address the hacking in the state’s unemployment system that has compromised personal information and resulted in untold thousands of dollars stolen from deserving recipients. The legislation would urge Gov. DeWine to activate the Ohio Cyber Reserve to investigate reported hacking in the state’s unemployment compensation network. Thus far, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) has refused to acknowledge a hack and has instead referred to those incidents as “account takeovers.”

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Wed, Sep 8, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) issued a statement in response to H2Ohio’s decision to pull the Cullen Park and Grassy Islands projects. 

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Fri, Sep 3, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today welcomed golfers from the across the U.S. and U.K. to Toledo for the 2021 Solheim Cup, which takes place August 31 through September 6th. 

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Thu, Sep 2, 2021

 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus, released a statement today after a controversial Texas law banning abortions after six weeks went into effect following a lack of judicial intervention from the Supreme Court. This is the first time a six-week abortion ban has been allowed to go into effect.  

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Wed, Sep 1, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.  

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Wed, Sep 1, 2021

COLUMBUS – Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities, as well as nearly $18.5 million to help support Ohio’s battered Unemployment System.

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Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $84.7 million for various highway and road construction projects across the state. Included was funding for the Toledo Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC).

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Mon, Aug 16, 2021