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COLUMBUS—State Representative Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) today issued a statement following a House floor session where all members were not socially distanced as the health experts recommend and where only a few of the Republican members were wearing masks.

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Wed, May 13, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) today introduced a resolution to amend the Ohio House Rules to require all persons over the age of two, including any member, to cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering while attending a meeting of the House or meeting of any standing committee, subcommittee or select committee of the House.  Exceptions would be made for a person unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition or the person is otherwise exempted by the Ohio Department of Health guidance. 

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Thu, May 7, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:  

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Wed, May 6, 2020

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) was presented this past weekend with a “2019 Legislator of the Year Award” in appreciation for his outstanding service, support  and leadership in government on behalf of Ohio’s veterans.

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Tue, Feb 18, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) provided sponsor testimony on Tuesday before the House Ways and Means Committee for House Bill (HB) 114, which would modify the State’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), making it partially refundable.

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Fri, Jan 31, 2020

State Reps. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Brett Hillyer (R-Uhrichsville) today introduced the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation to modernize state law to bar discrimination against LGBTQ Ohioans in employment, housing and public accommodations. 

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) joined Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Equality Ohio today to urge action on the Ohio Fairness Act to protect LGBTQ+ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations.

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Tue, Oct 1, 2019

State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) today announced a town hall meeting on August 28, 2019 at Lakewood Main Public Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Lakewood.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Cuyahoga County House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.

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Wed, Jul 3, 2019

State Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) today applauded the Ohio House for including a historic increase to public transit funding to $100 million per year in the State Transportation Budget, Substitute House Bill 62 (Sub. HB 62). This commitment increases the state’s investments in public transit, which has been one of the lowest in the nation for nearly twenty years.

“I am pleased that the Ohio House made a significant commitment to greater public transit funding in the transportation bill,” said Skindell. “This investment recognizes that we need to create a transportation system that addresses Ohio’s changing demographics and transportation preferences, links people to jobs and training opportunities, and provides access to businesses and healthcare.”

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Thu, Mar 7, 2019