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COLUMBUS– State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon)’s House Bill (HB) 24 honoring Toledo-born NASA legend Eugene “Gene” F. Kranz unanimously passed the Ohio House. The bill designates August 17, the birthday of Gene Kranz, “Eugene ‘Gene’ F. Kranz Day.”

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Wed, May 12, 2021

COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus (ODWLC) hosted their virtual Women’s Lobby Day. The virtual event gathered participants from across the state to discuss policy solutions to the challenges Ohio women and families face.

 

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Tue, May 11, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today joined Democrats in opposing a Republican resolution that would urge Congress not to pass HR 1, the For the People Act, federal pro-voter legislation that would protect the freedom to vote, prevent billionaires from buying influence in elections, and make sure voting options are equally accessible across all 50 states.

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Thu, May 6, 2021

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Ranking Member of the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee, voiced opposition to House Bill (HB) 140, a misleading ballot language bill that would create more confusion in an attempt to modify how property tax levies are worded on the ballot. HB 140 was previously introduced during the 133rd General Assembly and was vetoed by Governor DeWine.

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Thu, Apr 22, 2021

 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today called the state operating budget bill, House Bill (HB) 110, a step in the right direction to help Ohioans by incorporating a fair school funding formula, known as the “Cupp-Patterson” plan, and proposals to improve workforce development. 

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) applauded the House passage of a $2 billion package of coronavirus relief bills to deliver direct aid for rent and utility assistance, childcare providers, bars, restaurants, lodging and schools, among other industries facing economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic lawmakers also expressed concern over the months-long delay in the release of the funding, which they say slowed the state’s recovery.

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Today, Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), Ranking Member of the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 126, legislation that opponents say would place undue burdens on school districts and local governments by adding redundancies, increasing costs, and creating new state mandates in the property tax valuation process.

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Lisa Sobecki  (D-Toledo) today called on Statehouse leaders to repeal Ohio’s new no duty to retreat law, which passed in December 2020. Democratic-sponsored legislation, House Bill (HB) 38, would repeal the new shoot first law that takes effect Tuesday. 

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Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), the Ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, today applauded the House passage of Senate Bill (SB) 18, legislation to implement key provisions of the American Rescue Plan to benefit working people and middle class families, including excluding the first $10,200 in unemployment benefits from income tax for more than 2 million Ohioans who lost jobs during the pandemic as well as implementing long-held Democratic priorities to expand tax cuts for lower and working class families and expand credits for child care, among other changes.

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Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) joined House Democrats today to vote opposition to a motion to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises.

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Wed, Mar 24, 2021