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Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today applauded former Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) for her service to the Ohio House and the constituents of District 26 as she departs the legislature to serve as Franklin County Commissioner. 

 
 

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement Thursday following 14 budget bill vetoes by Gov. Mike DeWine, which included several provisions Democrats opposed that would threaten quality, accessible healthcare for low-income Ohioans as well as a partisan provision that would undermine the redistricting reforms Ohioans passed in 2015 and 2018.

 
 

State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and the Ohio House Democratic Members of the Public Utilities Committee today sent a letter urging Gov. DeWine to veto Senate Bill (SB) 52, controversial legislation that would let local governments restrict wind and solar energy project development on public and private property, which Democrats say attacks clean energy jobs and limits the state’s ability to compete for emerging technologies. 

 
 

In a memo* Tuesday, House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and Finance Committee Ranking Member Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) called on Gov. DeWine to veto several state budget provisions they say fail to meet the expectations of Ohioans as the state begins to emerge and build back from the pandemic. 

 
 
Says budget doesn't do enough to invest in working people, families and communities
June 29, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110. Democrats expressed concerns about a number of provisions within the bill, including a more than $1.64 billion tax giveaway to largely benefit the wealthiest Ohioans and an increase in funding for the state’s EdChoice Voucher Program, which undermines public education in Ohio.

 
 
Says budget doesn't do enough to invest in working people, families and communities 
June 29, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110. Democrats expressed concerns about a number of provisions within the bill, including a more than $1.64 billion tax giveaway to largely benefit the wealthiest Ohioans and an increase in funding for the state’s EdChoice Voucher Program, which undermines public education in Ohio.

 
 
Bill contains fair school funding overhaul, historic investment in broadband infrastructure
June 29, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110, which included provisions that phase out Academic Distress Commissions in order to restore local control and the Fair School Funding Plan, an improved public school funding formula that better addresses the needs of Ohio students, teachers and communities. The budget also included provisions that allow for veterans’ charitable gambling, as well as $250 million for broadband development in underserved areas.

 
 
Says budget doesn't do enough to invest in working people, families and communities
June 28, 2021

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement Monday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110. Democrats expressed concerns about a number of provisions within the bill, including a more than $1.64 billion tax giveaway to largely benefit the wealthiest Ohioans and an increase in funding for the state’s EdChoice Voucher Program, which undermines public education in Ohio.

 
 

House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) issued a statement Monday as GOP lawmakers passed Senate Bill 19, which included a last minute amendment to undercut funding for the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) by limiting the its ability to generate operating revenues through the local sales tax. 

 
 

House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) penned an OpEd in the Columbus Dispatch this week in which she called on Governor DeWine to combat vaccine hesitancy and increase access for vulnerable population

 
 
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