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Angelika

Great things are happening both in Columbus and here in the community these past few weeks. My colleagues and I have been working hard on a number of issues focused on keeping our families safe and investing in our communities. We recently introduced the state's Capital Budget, a $2.62 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects, funding needed improvements to schools, roads and bridges, waterways and parks. Several of these will even take shape here in our own community over the next few months. To learn more click,
here.

Among other priorities, I have also been working on legislation that would strengthen criminal penalties against individuals convicted of promoting prostitution, putting offenders behind bars and giving victims a chance at a better life. 

As always, thank you for allowing me to serve you at the Statehouse, it is a great honor. Please reach out to me with any concerns and issues that matter most to you and your family so that we can work together to find a solution.

Sincerely,
 
Join Me in Avon for District Office Hours
My district office hours in Avon are just around the corner, and I hope you'll stop by. Office hours are an opportunity for me to connect with constituents in the communities where you live, work and raise your families. In order to effectively serve as your voice in the Ohio Statehouse, I am commitment to listening and understanding your concerns.

Together, we can develop solutions that make our community and state better for everyone.

Thursday, March 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Avon Branch of Lorain Public Libraries
 37485 Harvest Drive in Avon, Ohio 44011

 
Strengthening Penalties Against
Those Who Promote Prostitution
I recently testified before the Senate Judiciary committee about the importance of increasing criminal penalties for individuals who are convicted of promoting prostitution in Ohio. We've found a direct link between human trafficking and prostitution. Similar in many ways to the opioid epidemic, it can destroy the lives of Ohioans by trapping victims in a cycle that they cannot emerge from alone.

Provisions of the bill would increase penalties for an offender who manages, supervises or or controls a prostitute's activity, has prior convictions of promoting prostitution or a similar offense, or is also convicted of a drug trafficking offense.

If someone you know could be in danger of crimes related to human trafficking or prostitution, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-3737-888.
 
Supporting Career Technical
Schools in Ohio

Last month I was honored to be chosen by the Ohio Association of Career Technical Superintendents as “Policy Maker of the Year." Career technical centers play a critical role in training Ohioans for our state’s in-demand jobs, and I remain committed to ensuring access to different paths of education and career training.

 
Providing a Second Chance for Those Struggling with Addiction

A Road to Hope House was recently granted $224,103 to renovate Margaeu’s House, a sober living facility in Oberlin, that will provide 18 beds for women recovering from substance abuse disorders. 

 
“OARP, as representatives of the field of recovery, greatly appreciate Sen. Manning’s efforts to assist in improving access, increasing funding, and equipping us with the tools necessary to begin to meaningfully impact the opiate epidemic," said Tom Stuber, President of Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Inc.
“Senator Manning has spent a great deal of time studying the issues impacting the community addiction and mental health system and developing policy solutions,” said Elaine Georgas, president of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and executive director of the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County.