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Ohio House Assistant Minority Whip, State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), today applauded the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2021

COLUMBUS: State Representative Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) has reintroduced House Bill (HB) 646 and House Bill (HB) 83 from the 132nd and 133rd General Assembly respectively, which would modernize laws governing the illegal passing of a stopped school bus. The bill would specifically allow for the use of exterior cameras to document violating motorists’ actions and would increase penalties for these dangerous traffic violations. 

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Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus Monday announced its leadership team for the 134th General Assembly, re-electing Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) as Assistant Minority Whip.

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Mon, Nov 23, 2020

COLUMBUS— Today, Franklin County representatives Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), David Leland (D-Columbus), Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin), Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), and Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) reacted to House passage of a bill (Senate Bill 311) to undermine the director of health’s authority at a time when the state has reached a dangerous peak, with Franklin County being the first county designated purple status. Announced by Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday, Franklin County is the first in the state to be elevated to purple status since the state began using this alert system.

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Thu, Nov 19, 2020

COLUMBUS – Today, Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) announced the commencement of the final week of voting for the 2020 general election. Ohioans now have 7 days remaining to cast their ballot early in-person, return their absentee ballot by mail or at a drop box, or to vote on Election Day at their polling place. The announcement accompanies a record setting number of Ohioans choosing to exercise their right to vote early.

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Tue, Oct 27, 2020

COLUMBUS – Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tue, Oct 27, 2020

COLUMBUS- Today, Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), and Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) sent a letter* to Speaker of the House Bob Cupp (R-Lima), asking him to assure Ohioans that their votes will be the final determinant of which candidate Ohio’s 18 electoral college votes will be allocated to, and that the legislature will not intervene to overturn the will of the voters.

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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Representative Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) voted “no” on House Bill 606, sponsored by State Representative Dianne Grendell (R-Chesterland), during Tuesday’s House session after the majority caucus blocked provisions that would protect essential workers who contract COVID-19 on the job from being included in the legislation.

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Thu, Sep 3, 2020

COLUMBUS- Assistant Minority Whip Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak as school districts prepare for fall semester.

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Tue, Aug 25, 2020

COLUMBUS— Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and House Democrats Tuesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose addressing recent major developments in Ohio’s elections. Ohioans watched last week as Post Office mailboxes and processing machinery were dismantled and removed in Ohio and across the country. Following national outcry over potential election interference, USPS has said they would halt additional reorganization changes until after the November election, but it is still unclear whether the reductions in service and processing will be undone.

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Wed, Aug 19, 2020