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COLUMBUS - State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) today announced that $1.6M in awards have been announced to help law enforcement agencies implement violent crime reduction strategies in Ohio. The funding is part of the Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program which allocates grant funding to improve the capacity of local law enforcement departments to investigate violent crime.

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Thu, May 30, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Willis Blackshear (D-Dayton) today announced that nearly $29.5M in awards have been announced to help improve housing access in Ohio. The funding is part of the first round of the Welcome Home Ohio program, which is investing a total of $100M in grants over two years to help landbanks purchase, rehabilitate, or build qualifying residential properties for income-eligible Ohioans. 

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Wed, May 29, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Willis E. Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today gave testimony in front of the House Government Oversight Committee on House Bill (HB) 433, legislation that would ban mass casualty firearms. 

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Tue, May 21, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Willis E. Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today sent a letter to Gov. DeWine which detailed the need to account for the high number of people that have been disenrolled by the Dept. of Medicaid following the end of continuous enrollment procedures which took place during the pandemic.

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Mon, Apr 15, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Willis E Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today introduced a bill that would ban mass casualty firearms. The bill would make a targeted change to reimplement Ohio’s pre-2015 prohibition on firearms capable of shooting more than 31 rounds without reloading.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2024

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Blackshear (D-Dayton) yesterday announced his overwhelming support for the House Democrats’ inaugural Gun Violence Prevention Summit.

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Thu, Feb 15, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Willis E Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill (HB) 2, appropriating $2B of state funds for economic development and community investments that will help drive economic growth and generate opportunities across Ohio.

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Wed, Feb 7, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Willis E Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today announced that the Controlling Board has approved several funding opportunities that address environmental issues across Ohio.

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Wed, Jan 31, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Willis E Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today announced that the Controlling Board has approved several funding opportunities that address pressing health issues facing Ohioans. 

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Wed, Jan 31, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Willis E Blackshear Jr. (D-Dayton) today denounces the passage of the veto override for House Bill (HB) 68, anti-trans legislation, and DeWine’s proposed care restrictions on gender affirming care.

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Wed, Jan 10, 2024