State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) today introduced bipartisan legislation to exempt college textbooks from state sales tax.
“Making textbooks tax-exempt is one small step toward breaking down barriers to higher education,” said Rep. Sweeney. “Since colleges often require textbooks at skyrocketing prices to complete basic courses, it is incumbent upon state legislators to act to reduce the financial burden on Ohio students.”
As Ohioans go to the polls today to cast their ballots, House Democratic Reps. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) will be introducing legislation to make Election Day a paid state holiday for Ohio workers.
Ohio House Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) issued a statement as a number of Democratic-backed policy provisions contained within the state’s two-year state budget went into effect Oct. 17.
Ohio House Democrats today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose calling on him to reverse most of the voter purge that has occurred over the last past several weeks. Errors in the process have been continually revealed and the status of each person on the “last chance” list is still unknown. The deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 7.
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today released the following statement in celebration of National Voter Registration Day:
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today revealed that a faulty list compiled by the Secretary of State’s office has caused thousands of voters to be purged from the voter rolls. The problem was discovered through public records requests.
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today revealed new errors her office has discovered in the voter purging that’s taken place so far and commented on most Ohio counties missing the Secretary of State’s voter purge deadline.
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) announced today the release of $390,000 in state funding to clean up an abandoned gas station in Brook Park.
State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement in response to the latest developments in the Ohio voter purge scheduled to take place today:
I am extremely pleased that voters who moved within their county who remain eligible to vote will stay on the rolls. The House Democratic Caucus called for this action and now it’s happening.
Over the last 48 hours, new evidence of errors in the Ohio voter purge list has surfaced making it impossible to know at this point how many still-eligible Ohioans will be affected by today’s purge. I’m cautiously optimistic that today’s hard-won improvements will keep thousands more eligible Ohioans on the rolls and I will continue monitoring this matter.
State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement in response to the news that the Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute settled its legal challenge against Secretary of State Frank LaRose such that Ohioans’ ballots will be counted even if they are caught up in the voter purge. See the settlement agreement here and her statement below.