COLUMBUS– The Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus (ODWLC) today issued a statement after the injunction against Senate Bill 23 (133rd General Assembly) was dissolved.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued a statement after the Supreme Court’s conservative majority struck down Roe v. Wade, which established the right to access safe and legal abortion care in the United States.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced the passage of the capital budget, House Bill (HB) 687, by the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday. The capital budget appropriates resources to state owned infrastructure, colleges, universities and school districts, as well as other community projects. The capital budget is typically passed every 2 years, with this year’s budget appropriating over $3.5 billion to counties across Ohio with $191 million being allocated to community projects.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced that the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 554. This legislation would establish a process for teachers with expired professional teacher's certificates and professional educator licenses to obtain a temporary educator license from the Ohio Board of Education.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced that on Monday the State Controlling Board approved over $230 million to support education in Ohio.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced that the governor signed House Bill (HB) 95, her legislation to into law Monday. HB 95 will ease the transition to the next generation of Ohio farmers by establishing a tax credit to assist beginner farmers in the transfer of land, equipment, and other agricultural assets.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced last Wednesday the Ohio House passed House Bill (HB) 597, which reappropriates over $2 billion in capital funds for the FY 2023-24 biennium.
COLUMBUS – Today, House and Senate Democrats issued a joint response to Gov. DeWine’s State of the State speech
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) issued a statement after the Ohio House passed a bill yesterday that would allow Secretary LaRose to shorten the federally required 45-day military and overseas voting period before Election Day by 16 days.
COLUMBUS – State Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), the 2022 State Lead for Ohio for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL), and Michael Sheehy (D-Toledo) hosted a press conference today to urge action on legislation to protect Ohio’s water