State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced legislation requiring multiple secure ballot drop boxes, based on geography and population, to ensure a fair and equitable voting process. Current law permits multiple secure ballot drop boxes despite the Ohio Secretary of State’s choice to restrict them in the face of several court decisions.
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) joined her fellow lawmakers today to announce the most robust bipartisan and bicameral legislative push to abolish the death penalty and replace it with life without parole to date.
COLUMBUS — State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) testified Wednesday on House Bill (HB) 68, her bipartisan legislation to ensure that prime contractors are paid promptly and construction projects can move forward across the State of Ohio.
State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Jamie Callender (R-Concord) testified before the House Finance Committee Thursday on House Bill (HB) 1, their bipartisan legislation to modernize Ohio’s primary and secondary school funding formula. HB 1 is identical to HB 305, the Cupp-Patterson Fair School Funding Plan, which overwhelmingly passed the House in December, 87-9 with 72 co-sponsors.
State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Jamie Callender (R-Concord) today introduced House Bill 1 – key, bipartisan legislation to modernize K-12 school funding across Ohio. The bill is virtually identical to last General Assembly’s House Bill 305, which was a school funding reform proposal that passed the House with overwhelming support late last year.
COLUMBUS — State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today highlighted their intent to introduce a resolution condemning the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. In a cosponsor request to House members last week, the Democratic lawmakers called the resolution “an opportunity to offer a clear and bipartisan rebuke of this assault on American democracy and the rule of law.” The deadline to cosponsor has now been extended twice in order to give Republican lawmakers every opportunity to sign on in support.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the enactment of the $2.5 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the introduction of the $2.1 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022 as an amendment during the Senate Bill (SB) 310 conference committee.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today gave sponsor testimony before the State and Local Government Committee on House Bill (HB) 466, which would modernize Ohio’s voter registration system by making the choice to register at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and other state agencies an “opt-out” rather than an “opt-in” system. As another voter purge begins, HB 466 would eliminate any need for Ohio’s outdated and error-riddled process of purging inactive voters from the rolls. The legislation would also help register more Ohioans with the hope of increasing participation in our elections.
State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose urging him to stop the purge of Ohio voters scheduled to take place next Monday, December 7, 2020