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COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement after receiving the 2021 Jack Wolfe Memorial Award from the Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO)

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Fri, Jan 14, 2022

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement after Attorney General Dave Yost released an opinion Tuesday on the meaning of a law that appears to bar election officials from collaborating with non-governmental persons or entities on voting initiatives. The opinion states that election officials could be subject to first-degree misdemeanor or fourth-degree felony charges for collaborating with voter advocates.

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Thu, Jan 6, 2022

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) testified Wednesday on House Bill (HB) 68, her bipartisan legislation with State Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) to ensure that prime contractors are paid promptly and construction projects can move forward across the State of Ohio. The bill passed the House with a strong, bipartisan vote of 86 to 11.

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Wed, Dec 15, 2021

Today, Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several major items this week, including the allocation of a combined $49.3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide support for students and young adults with disabilities, enhance local health departments’ COVID-19 vaccination efforts, mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks, fulfill needs of older Ohioans, help Ohioans with mental illness, decrease youth homelessness, and boost ongoing planning and project development efforts in Appalachia.

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Mon, Dec 13, 2021

Today, Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.

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Thu, Dec 9, 2021

COLUMBUS – Today, Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) announced that the state Controlling Board approved more than $100 million in funding for infrastructure projects and programs to protect the health, safety and security of Ohioans, including $90 million for school building capital improvement projects to help districts  across the state with ongoing construction costs.

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Mon, Nov 22, 2021

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democrats today condemned the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 227, GOP-backed legislation that would gut public safety laws that currently require permits for people who carry hidden, loaded handguns in public.  

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Wed, Nov 17, 2021

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today testified on House Bill 185, her bipartisan legislation to designate the month of March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month. The bill was originally brought forward by former Rep. Randi Clites in the 133rd General Assembly, when it passed the House unanimously 95-0 as an amendment. It recently passed again as its own bill by an even stronger vote, 97-0.

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Wed, Nov 10, 2021

Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $35.6 million to purchase rapid COVID-19 testing kits and $8 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to support local health departments and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Mon, Nov 8, 2021

Today, Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) was named the Ranking Member of the House Finance Committee. She fills the role formerly held by Erica C. Crawley, now a Franklin County Commissioner. Rep. Sweeney becomes likely the youngest-ever Ranking Member on the powerful Finance Committee.

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Tue, Oct 26, 2021