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COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today thanked the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) for instituting staggered filing times for unemployment claims based on the first initial of their last name. Sobecki had previously suggested that idea in an email sent to Gov. Mike DeWine, which was passed along to ODJFS, on March 23, 2020.

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Wed, Apr 22, 2020

COLUMBUSState Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants will be made available to cover certain local pandemic response costs in Ohio. Funds will go to state and local authorities as well as non-profits, such as hospitals, working at the direction of local governments.

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Wed, Apr 8, 2020

COLUMBUS— For many, the first day of a new month means rent and bills are due. For those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak, April 1st could be the most financially devastating day yet as fears of evictions and foreclosures may loom.

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Wed, Apr 1, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today sent a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kimberly Hall highlighting additional measures the agency could take to limit COVID-19 exposure and help individuals file for unemployment.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

COLUMBUSState Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today voted in favor of a comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Bill, House Bill (HB) 197. The bill includes a provision introduced by Rep. Sobecki in House Bill (HB) 557, which permits local governments and public bodies to conduct business remotely.

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today filed House Bill (HB) 557 to allow public bodies to meet and conduct business remotely during a state of emergency. 

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Mon, Mar 16, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today called on Gov. Mike DeWine to use his executive authority to release funds to create a temporary, emergency paid leave program for Ohio workers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Sobecki’s call follows two letters sent this week on behalf of the caucus pushing for benefits to ensure the economic security of Ohio families.

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today have sent letterS to Governor DeWine and State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria insisting that state mandated testing be canceled for this academic year now that schools have been closed for at least the next three weeks due to concerns about the spreading Coronavirus.

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), and State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), sent a letter today to Ohio Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kimberly Hall, asking for ODJFS to institute Automatic Redetermination for Benefits in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020