House 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 respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $300 million in federal funding to offset Ohio’s K-12 schools and colleges and university’s costs of keeping students and staff safe in the fall.
COLUMBUS—Assistant Minority Whip Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) issued a statement today as Republican lawmakers voted to fast-track legislationthat does little to prepare the state’s Boards of Elections to safely conduct a presidential election amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.
COLUMBUS—Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) released a statement today following the weekend’s protests throughout the state:
Central Ohio House Democratic lawmakers, including Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), Beth Liston (D-Dublin), and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), today issued a statement following protests in downtown Columbus Thursday night.
COLUMBUS—Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today announced the introduction of the Worker Protection Act, Democratic-sponsored legislation to protect at-risk workers from being forced to choose between returning to unsafe working conditions or losing unemployment benefits.
COLUMBUS—Ohio House Assistant Minority Whip State Representative Richard Brown (D- Canal Winchester) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:
COLUMBUS— As many Ohioans will be called back to work in May, many will be faced with very difficult decisions related to work, health and family as this ongoing pandemic continues: how to return to work when you have children at home and no one to care for them with daycares and schools closed; how to keep those high-risk individuals who will remain quarantined safe when workers return home; and what protections exist for workers in and out of the workplace or who do fall ill with COVID-19.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today again urged for the passage of House Bill (HB) 10 following a report from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office that showed a 14 percent increase in overdose deaths in Franklin County in 2019, in addition to seven deaths from drug overdoses that occurred in the county this past weekend over a 24 hour period.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today announced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants will be made available to cover certain local pandemic response costs in Ohio. Funds will go to state and local authorities as well as non-profits, such as hospitals, working at the direction of local governments.
COLUMBUS— For many, the first day of a new month means rent and bills are due. For those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak, April 1st could be the most financially devastating day yet as fears of evictions and foreclosures may loom.