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COLUMBUS— State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement on today’s Ballot Board meeting. Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court held that the Ballot Board violated the law when it split a voting rights ballot issue into four separate parts. The Board subsequently met today to certify it as a single issue.

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Thu, Apr 23, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) responded to a letter from over 60 advocacy groups containing election policy recommendations for best practices, particularly in emergency situations like the country is now facing. The three representatives make up the House Democratic Caucus’ Elections Working Group which has been monitoring election challenges and crafting policy proposals to ensure elections remain safe and accessible. The coalition’s letter focused on expanding mail voting and providing adequate in-person voting opportunities, two top priorities of the House Democratic Caucus and its Elections Working Group. 

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Fri, Apr 17, 2020

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement on yesterday’s Ohio Supreme Court decision in which the court determined that the Ballot Board violated the law when it split a voting rights ballot issue into four separate parts.

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Wed, Apr 15, 2020

COLUMBUS— State lawmakers returned to the Statehouse yesterday to address the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate relief to everyday Ohioans. State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) released a statement following the unanimous passage of an omnibus bill (HB 197) that would prohibit utility shut-offs, waive state testing requirements, freeze EdChoice eligibility, extend voting in the primary election, postpone the state income tax filing deadline among several other measures.

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Thu, Mar 26, 2020

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today introduced legislation, known as the “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act,” which would ban discriminatory policies in Ohio schools that penalize students, especially students of color, for wearing natural hairstyles that embrace their cultural identities.

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $1,436,391.82 in state funds for infrastructure improvements at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital.

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Mon, Feb 24, 2020

COLUMBUS- Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) announced today that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Media Production Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2021.

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Mon, Feb 24, 2020

COLUMBUS- Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) today announced that the Ohio EPA is now accepting grant applications for Water Quality Improvement projects for nonpoint source pollution affecting Ohio lakes and streams. Application materials must be received by March 16.

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Fri, Feb 21, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus), Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Don Jones (R-Freeport) will host a listening session on Monday, January 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at South High School to discuss the state’s third grade reading guarantee.

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Fri, Jan 17, 2020