COLUMBUS – State Representative Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) 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. The capital appropriations budget includes $186.5 million for community projects, a number of which that will benefit Cuyahoga County including:
COLUMBUS- Ohio House Health Committee Ranking Member Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) todayissued statements in opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 260, the latest Republican attack on women’s healthcare access that would ban abortion-related care via telemedicine.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) today provided sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 363 to designate October 11 as “Coming Out Day” in Ohio to raise awareness of civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) recognizes Sunday, Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBTQ awareness day designated to celebrate and commend the bravery of all those who have come out as LGBTQ. This year’s observance comes at a time when many are worried about a changing U.S. Supreme Court and its impact on marriage equality and LGBTQ rights.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) today gave sponsor testimony before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee on House Bill (HB) 3 to address high-risk and lethal domestic violence.
COLUMBUS –Today, State Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) participated in a virtual press conference with other House Democratic lawmakers to discuss legislative solutions that are needed as the state faces multiple unprecedented crises. The Ohio House was scheduled to meet for an if-needed House session today, but Speaker Robert Cupp canceled on Friday, Sept. 11.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) signed onto a letter by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition regarding the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performances, which would delay an economic recovery from COVID-19. The CRA, enacted in 1977, requires the Federal Reserve and other federal banking regulators to encourage financial institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they do business, including low and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods.
COLUMBUS— The Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus (OBMHC) today recognizes the month of August as National Breastfeeding Month and Aug. 1 to 7 as World Breastfeeding Week, both of which promote public awareness and support for breastfeeding.
COLUMBUS—Ohio State Representative Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) issued a statement today concerning the Christopher Columbus statue that stands on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse. According to news reports, the statue at the statehouse will soon be the only one left standing in the City of Columbus. Removal of the other two, at City Hall and on the campus of Columbus State Community College, have recently been announced.
COLUMBUS—Today, Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and fellow House Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to ban the use of tear gas by all county, municipal and township police departments indefinitely.