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State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today issued a statement on the expulsion from the Ohio House of former Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) for his alleged role in a $60 million public bribery and corruption scheme to pass and prevent a referendum on a billion-dollar corporate bailout in 2019.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced that the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee favorably passed House Bill (HB) 330, legislation to designate a bridge along State Route 46 in Mahoning County as the "Air Force 2nd Lt. William Vaughan Memorial Bridge."

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Tue, Jun 15, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today testified before the House Rules and Reference Committee on their resolution to expel disgraced former Republican Speaker Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from the Ohio House for his alleged role in a $60 million public bribery and corruption scheme to pass and prevent a referendum on a billion-dollar corporate bailout in 2019. 

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Thu, Jun 10, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today announced their resolution to expel former Republican Speaker Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from the Ohio House has been numbered and assigned to the Rules and Reference Committee. The Democratic lawmakers urged immediate consideration of the resolution, numbered HR 70, saying the time for waiting is over.

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Tue, Jun 8, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) held a Statehouse press conference today to announce a resolution to remove Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from office and to discuss other Democratic legislation that would root out corruption and begin to restore integrity to the Ohio House. After Democrats announced the press conference Tuesday, House Republicans rushed to introduce an expulsion resolution of their own.

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Wed, May 26, 2021

Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $7 million in CARES Act funds. The assistance from the federal government will enhance the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections’ COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and pay DRC employees with a hazardous duty supplement. Additionally, The CARES Act funding will provide needed support for Ohio’s National Guard and State Defense Force members who are supporting the state’s COVID-19 response. The item also included $25.5 million for the Department of Education to provide grants for schools and $500,000 for the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

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Mon, May 24, 2021

Members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus elections and voting rights working group today responded to the introduction of House Bill 294, a Republican anti-voter bill that would roll back ballot access and intentionally make the process more confusing for voters.

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Fri, May 7, 2021

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) 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

 

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) testified Tuesday in support of House Bill 209, their legislation expanding access to secure ballot drop boxes for all Ohioans. 

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Wed, May 5, 2021

Members of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus elections and voting rights working group today responded to pending Republican legislation that would force people to provide two forms of Voter ID, reduce the number of days of early voting, shorten mail ballot access by a week and restrict ballot drop boxes.

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Fri, Apr 23, 2021