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COLUMBUS –Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced today that Ohioans with unemployment overpayments through no fault of their own can now request a waiver that would absolve them of repaying these funds back to the state. Ohioans who have already repaid these overpayments but qualify for the waivers will have their money returned. 

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Wed, Jul 14, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today introduced legislation to implement a statewide Loving Cities Index, a tool and framework that provides a comprehensive analysis of local systems of love and support in order to address racial disparities in learning outcomes and provide better opportunities for brighter futures. The Index framework draws from communities and a large body of evidence-based research to identify 25 indicators that represent the supports needed for students to have the opportunity to learn and achieve academic and economic success. Each indicator reflects key city policies and practices needed to provide all children with care, stability, commitment, and capacity.

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Thu, Jul 8, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110. Democrats expressed concerns about a number of provisions within the bill, including a more than $1.64 billion tax giveaway to largely benefit the wealthiest Ohioans and an increase in funding for the state’s EdChoice Voucher Program, which undermines public education in Ohio.

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Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Toledo-area Democratic lawmakers Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today issued a statement after GOP lawmakers Tuesday inserted an amendment to undercut funding for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) into Senate Bill 19, a totally unrelated bill dealing with wetland mitigation projects. 

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Wed, Jun 23, 2021

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) 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

State Reps. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced today the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 238. HB 238 would designate July 28 as “Buffalo Soldiers Day” in Ohio. 

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $74 million to support Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. $11.9 million will be spent on distributing vaccines, $24.1 million will be spent on contact tracing, and $38.3 million will be spent on testing. The Controlling Board additionally approved the release of more than $17 million for testing in Ohio’s prisons.

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Mon, Jun 14, 2021

State Reps. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced today that the House Armed Services and Veteran Affairs Committee unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 238 by a vote of 10-0. HB 238 would designate July 28 as “Buffalo Soldiers Day” in Ohio. 

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Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) voted in opposition Wednesday to House Bill (HB) 157, legislation that would prohibit the collection of income taxes from workers who aren’t physically in an office inside the city or village limits. 

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Wed, May 26, 2021

COLUMBUS –Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) 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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Tue, May 25, 2021