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COLUMBUS– Yesterday, State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) introduced legislation to create an eviction defense fund and establish a right to counsel for certain tenants facing eviction.

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Tue, Apr 12, 2022

COLUMBUS- The Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC) is pleased to announce that it will recognize and participate in the fifth Annual Black Maternal Health Week (#BMHW22). 

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Mon, Apr 11, 2022

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced that the State Controlling Board approved over $96 million in additional funding for the Bridge Formula Program from the recently passed federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This funding will be used to support bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, protection, and construction projects on bridges throughout the state. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates $13.2 billion to rebuild Ohio’s roads and bridges, clean up Lake Erie, modernize our electric grid, ensure clean drinking water, and expand broadband access to every Ohioan.

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Tue, Apr 5, 2022

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) yesterday announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 597, which reappropriates over $2 billion in capital funds for the FY 2023-24 biennium. 

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Thu, Mar 24, 2022

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) yesterday provided sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 11, which would require the Attorney General to create a law enforcement officer database for hiring eligibility. 

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Wed, Mar 23, 2022

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement after the Ohio House passed a bill this week that would allow Secretary LaRose shorten the federally required 45-day military and overseas voting period before Election Day by 16 days.

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Fri, Mar 11, 2022

COLUMBUS - State Reps. Adam C. Miller (D-Columbus) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today introduced legislation that would require the Secretary of State to create a system where U.S. service members, and other government employees, can vote electronically. Local boards of elections are required to mail uniformed services or overseas absentee ballots before the primary or general election. For people serving overseas, often in dangerous or remote areas, traditional mail or landlines are not feasible or practical.

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Tue, Mar 8, 2022

COLUMBUS —State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement following the Ohio House passage of Senate Bill (SB) 215, Republican-backed legislation that undermines public safety laws that currently require permits for people who carry hidden, loaded handguns in public. 

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Thu, Mar 3, 2022

COLUMBUS - Yesterday, State Rep. Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati) and State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) co-hosted the first virtual discussion of the year for the Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC). In partnership with Queen’s Village Cincinnati, the OBMHC featured guest speakers Dr. Meredith Shockley-Smith and Ms. Josselyn Okorodudu.

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Fri, Feb 25, 2022

COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Paula Hicks-Hudson introduced the “Ohio False Claims Act” and a strengthened debarment statute that would require a ban of vendors who are caught committing fraud in their dealings with the State of Ohio.  The Ohio False Claim Act is modeled after a federal statute that has been successful in recovering millions of dollars every year at the federal level. Ohio is one of the few states in the country that does not have a state law modeled after the federal government’s “qui tam” law.  

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Thu, Jan 13, 2022