COLUMBUS – Today, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced the application process for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Student Aid Program has opened. Qualified institutions with CDL programs can apply at https://www.ohiohighered.org/cdl starting Jan. 7, 2022 through Feb. 18, 2022.
Today, Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several major items this week, including the allocation of a combined $49.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide support for students and young adults with disabilities, enhance local health departments’ COVID-19 vaccination efforts, mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks, fulfill needs of older Ohioans, help Ohioans with mental illness, decrease youth homelessness, and boost ongoing planning and project development efforts in Appalachia.
Today, Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.
State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus, issued a statement today after Senate Bill (SB) 157, the latest Republican anti-abortion bill, passed the Ohio House on a party-line vote. Opponents say SB 157 would put patients in danger by interfering with the ability for doctors and patients to make appropriate and life-saving medical decisions if faced with a medical crisis during pregnancy.
COLUMBUS —Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced that she was named Legislator of the Year by the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus, released a statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the most important abortion case in decades. The case regards a Mississippi law that would ban abortion procedures 15 weeks after conception, effectively overturning Roe v. Wade.
Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2.
Today, Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo)’s bill launching Ohio into an Electric Vehicle Future passed the Ohio House. House Bill (HB) 292 establishes an Electric Vehicle Commission comprised of elected leaders and industry representatives to study the emergence of electric vehicle production and the steps Ohio needs to take to adapt to the future.
Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today voted against two bills that would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop.
COLUMBUS – Today, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) introduced a House Resolution (HR) urging Congress to address the shortage of semiconductors in the short-term and create the proper atmosphere for a shift to domestic production for a long-term solution. The resolution will: