COLUMBUS – State Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) today announced they introduced legislation that would temporarily allow public bodies, including local governments, to conduct their required meetings virtually.
COLUMBUS- State. Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today renewed their calls for a $15 per hour minimum wage after it was announced this week that Ohio’s minimum wage will increase $.50 to $9.30 per hour for 2022. The representatives acknowledged that while the $.50 raise is a step in the right direction, it still doesn’t go far enough to fully support working Ohioans struggling to make ends meet.
COLUMBUS—Today, State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to veto Senate Bill (SB) 157, the latest Republican anti-abortion bill. Opponents say SB 157 would put patients in danger by interfering with the ability for doctors and patients to make appropriate and life-saving medical decisions if faced with a medical crisis during pregnancy.
State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today issued a statement on the passage of House Bill (HB) 29, which legalizes regulated sports betting in Ohio. Legalizing and taxing sports gaming is estimated to raise tens of millions of dollars per year for education in Ohio. Revenues will also go to support Ohio veterans and fund problem gambling support programs. Additionally, HB 29 will require the state to ensure sports gaming profits and proprietors are fair and consider diversity, inclusion and disparate impact across Ohio’s diverse population.
Today, State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) 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.
State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement today after Senate Bill (SB) 157, the latest Republican anti-abortion bill, passed the Ohio House on a party-line vote. Opponents say SB 157 would put patients in danger by interfering with the ability for doctors and patients to make appropriate and life-saving medical decisions if faced with a medical crisis during pregnancy.
COLUMBUS —Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2.
Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today voted in opposition to two bills opponents say would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop.
Democratic members of the Government Oversight Committee today reacted to public testimony on the House Republican congressional map proposal released Wednesday. The GOP proposal doubles down on historic Republican gerrymandering, favoring GOP candidates 13-2 across Ohio.
COLUMBUS —Government Oversight Committee Member Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement following the committee’s 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.