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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

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several major items this week.

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Mon, Jan 10, 2022

Today, Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.

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Thu, Dec 9, 2021

COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Paula Hicks-Hudson announced at a press conference the introduction of an anti-corruption legislative package including 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, Dec 9, 2021

COLUMBUS – Today, Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced that the state Controlling Board approved more than $100 million in funding for infrastructure projects and programs to protect the health, safety and security of Ohioans, including $90 million for school building capital improvement projects to help districts  across the state with ongoing construction costs.

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Mon, Nov 22, 2021

Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement after Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2. 

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Fri, Nov 19, 2021

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democrats today condemned the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 227, GOP-backed legislation that would gut public safety laws that currently require permits for people who carry hidden, loaded handguns in public.  

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Wed, Nov 17, 2021