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State Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) announced that House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that creates the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, was signed into law. The program is specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state. The bill funds $20 million in grants for this year. 

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Mon, May 17, 2021

COLUMBUS— Today, State Rep. Michael J. O’Brien (D-Warren) applauded the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 206, which he jointly sponsored with Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg).  This legislation grants township trustees the permissive authority to allow their township police officers to enforce Ohio’s laws on the interstate highways in their jurisdiction.  

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Wed, May 12, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) issued a statement today applauding the House concurrence of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state. The bill funds $20 million in grants for this year. 

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Wed, May 5, 2021

COLUMBUS— Today, Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) applauded the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee passage of House Bill (HB) 206, which he jointly sponsored with Rep. Haraz Ghanbari.  This legislation grants township trustees the permissive authority to allow their township police officers to enforce Ohio’s laws on the interstate highways in their jurisdiction.  

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democrats today applauded the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) testified before the House Public Utilities Committee today on House Bill (HB) 57, their legislation to repeal HB 6. The Democrats urged lawmakers on the panel to act swiftly to repeal the controversial corporate bailout legislation at the center of an FBI investigation into an alleged $60 million public corruption scheme led by then-Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), the largest corruption and money-laundering scheme ever in Ohio.

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Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Sponsors of the House Democratic legislation to repeal the House Bill 6 energy bailout issued statements after Generation Now Friday signed a guilty plea admitting involvement in a multi-million dollar bribery and racketeering scheme to pass and protect a $1 billion corporate bailout. 

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Fri, Feb 5, 2021

State Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) today announced that Gov. DeWine signed House Bill (HB) 264, a bipartisan bill that provides for the refinancing of loans for certain public water and wastewater infrastructure projects, into law on Jan. 9. The bill passed both the House and the Senate unanimously in the 133rd General Assembly.

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Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Today, Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus), Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued statements as House Republicans on the Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight voted to block separate Democratic proposals to repeal House Bill (HB) 6 and implement anti-corruption measures to protect taxpayer money as amendments to HB 798. HB 6 remains at the center of an alleged $60M public corruption and bribery scheme involving former Republican Speaker and state Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and several close associates.

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Wed, Dec 16, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) today announced the introduction of the $2.1 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022 as an amendment during the Senate Bill (SB) 310 conference committee. The capital appropriations budget includes $186.5 million for community projects, a number of which will benefit the city of Warren including:

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Tue, Dec 15, 2020