Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued the following statement on the House passage of House Bill 110, the state’s two-year budget. House Democrats largely opposed the bill, saying it was a missed opportunity to invest in everyday Ohioans still struggling amid the health and economic crisis.
COLUMBUS –Yesterday, Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) held a virtual community chat on the state budget with House Finance Ranking Member Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Keith Jordan Sr. of the Lucas County Legislative Black Caucus.
COLUMBUS –Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement following the final passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing more than $221 million over the next two years, more than doubling the governor’s proposed investment.
Today, Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement on the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 57, companion legislation to a bill she sponsored in the House that would exempt Permanent Supportive Housing from property taxes in Ohio. Rep. Hicks-Hudson testified in favor of the legislation Feb. 17.
Rep. Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) joined House Democrats today to vote opposition to a motion to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises.
Today, State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) signed on as a co-sponsor to House Democratic priority legislation to declare racism a public health crisis. Previously introduced in the 133rd General Assembly as HCR 31, the resolution provides meaningful action steps to address racial health disparities and begin to dismantle systemic racism in Ohio.
Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of Ohio’s first confirmed coronavirus cases. The governor issued the state of emergency on March 9, 2020, after three Ohioans reportedly tested positive for the virus.
“While many call this a jobs bill, it is not a true jobs bill for Toledoans who need public transit to get to jobs. A simple amendment was defeated which would have allowed local control and an opportunity to expand TARTA's territory. I decided to stand up for our community,” said Rep. Hicks-Hudson.
State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) 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.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today gave sponsor testimony before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee on House Bill (HB) 71, which would exempt from property taxation qualifying housing for individuals diagnosed with mental illness or substance use disorder.