State Representative Stephanie Howse (D- Cleveland) today condemned the governor’s signing of Senate Bill 175, Shoot First legislation that would permit the use of deadly force by individuals who believe their lives are endangered anywhere in the state. Democrats spoke against the extreme Shoot First bill in late December, saying it will threaten Black lives and makes Ohioans less safe.
State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) took the oath of office during the opening session of the 134th Ohio General Assembly (GA) at the Ohio Statehouse Monday, officially beginning Howse’s 4th term as state representative for the 10th District.
State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the signing of legislation honoring the late author Toni Morrison by designating her birthday, February 18, as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio.
Late Thursday, House Democrats delivered impassioned floor speeches against a last-minute, unvetted amendment to House Bill 175, Shoot First legislation that would permit the use of deadly force by individuals who believe their lives are endangered in any space, something Democrats say goes too far, and would threaten Black lives and make all Ohioans less safe. Then, in a move to silence more Democratic opposition, Republicans employed a rarely used parliamentary procedure to prematurely end debate, and voted to ram the bill through along party lines.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the House passage of the $2.1 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022 as an amendment to Senate Bill (SB) 310. The capital appropriations budget includes $186.5 million for community projects, a number of which that will benefit Cuyahoga County including:
COLUMBUS—Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today voted in favor of the Fair School Funding Plan, House Bill (HB) 305, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) that would transform the way Ohio’s schools are funded. Democratic lawmakers have long fought to reform the state’s school funding formula, which the Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the DeRolph decision in 1997.
COLUMBUS— State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the Ohio Senate passage of House Bill (HB) 325, legislation honoring the late author Toni Morrison by designating her birthday, Feb. 18, as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio. HB 325 now advances to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
COLUMBUS – Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter calling on Governor Mike DeWine to veto Senate Bill (SB) 311, legislation Democrats say will slow the state’s coronavirus response, ultimately leading to more deaths and further destabilizing Ohio’s economy. Statehouse Republicans fast tracked SB 311 last week, voting along party lines to pass the controversial bill that would strip executive power from the state’s Health Director during public health crises. The bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-11) issued a statement today recognizing Latina Equal Pay Day, the day when Latina pay catches up to that of non-Hispanic, white men from the previous year.
COLUMBUS – Today, State Representative Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) 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.