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COLUMBUS – Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities.

 
 

COLUMBUS – Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities, as well as nearly $18.5 million to help support Ohio’s battered Unemployment System.

 
 

COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the Ohio House Democratic Caucus is requesting letters of interest from individuals seeking appointment to Ohio’s 26th House District seat, which is currently vacant following the departure of former Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus), who was sworn in as Franklin County Commissioner in July. 

 
 
Expresses concern that Commission hasn't released map with Sept. 1 deadline looming
August 26, 2021

Ohio Redistricting Commission Member and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement following the Commission’s public hearing Thursday in Lima, Ohio. 

 
 
Urge Probe Of Governor's Employees Regarding Their Involvement In Passage Of The Scandal Ridden Nuclear Bailout Bill (HB6)
August 26, 2021

Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) filed a complaint today with the office of the Ohio Inspector General initiating a formal investigation into the Governor and his staff regarding their involvement in the drafting and passage of the nuclear bailout bill that became House Bill 6 in the 133rd General Assembly.  This initiates the first non-criminal examination into the activities that occurred in the Governor’s office during the negotiation, drafting, and passage of HB6.

 
 

Ohio House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) issued a statement following the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s public hearing on state legislative maps Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. 10 hearings are planned for the week across the state. A full schedule and additional information on the hearings can be found at www.redistricting.ohio.gov

 
 

Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) issued a statement following the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s public hearing on state legislative maps Monday in Youngstown. 10 hearings are planned for the week across the state. A full schedule and additional information on the hearings can be found at www.redistricting.ohio.gov

 

 
 

Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) issued a statement following the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s public hearing on state legislative maps Tuesday in Cincinnati. 10 hearings are planned for the week across the state. A full schedule and additional information on the hearings can be found at www.redistricting.ohio.gov

 
 

Ohio Redistricting Commission Member and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement on the Commission’s first public hearing on state legislative maps Monday in Cleveland. 10 hearings are planned for the week across the state. A full schedule and additional information on the hearings can be found at www.redistricting.ohio.gov. 

 
 
Honors Service Members After More Than a Year of Exemplary Service in Defense of a Healthy Ohio
August 18, 2021

COLUMBUS — State Reps. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today introduced the Democracy Bonus Act, legislation providing a one-time $1,000 dollar bonus to all Ohio National Guard and State Defense Force Members who served in any full-time role after the Governor’s declared state of emergency on March 9, 2020.