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Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $35.6 million to purchase rapid COVID-19 testing kits and $8 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to support local health departments and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Mon, Nov 8, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today issued a statement urging the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council (UCMIC) to continue to convene regularly in order to fix Ohio’s broken unemployment system. Currently, the UCMIC is not scheduled to meet again until Feb. 24, 2022, with additional meetings on May 19, 2022 and Sept. 15, 2022. 

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Thu, Nov 4, 2021

State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), and Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) yesterday sent a letter to Stericycle President and CEO Cindy J. Miller encouraging Stericycle to keep negotiating with employees of the Stericycle Toledo Facility who have been on strike since early October.

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Tue, Nov 2, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced the start of the open enrollment period for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The open enrollment period will run from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, 2022, with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2022. 

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Mon, Nov 1, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine encouraging Ohio to use Federal funding received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to expand supportive and affordable housing for Ohioans in need.

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) voted today in favor of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would better protect the safety and security for those in high-risk situations for domestic violence. Aisha’s Law would improve how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. 

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Wed, Oct 27, 2021

Today, Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced that her bill to bring Ohio into an Electric Vehicle Future cleared the House Transportation and Public Safety committee by a vote of 10-1. 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.

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Tue, Oct 26, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $202 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for the Home Energy Assistance Weatherization Program, which helps Ohioans pay their energy bills if they are at or below 175% of the federal poverty line.

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Mon, Oct 25, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $161.5 million to enhance early childhood education. The funds will help support child care providers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, recruit employees, and increase access for education. Additionally, $100 million from the federal government were allocated for schools and local districts seeking to maintain vital educational services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tue, Oct 5, 2021

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine encouraging Ohio to join the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition. The Coalition currently consists of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and its objective is to expand the use of electric vehicles throughout the Midwest.

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Mon, Oct 4, 2021