Rep. Boyd with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Boyd with the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus, speaking at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Boyd testifying on her bipartisan legislation with Rep. Rezabek regarding kinship care providers
Rep. Boyd testifying on her bipartisan legislation with Rep. Rezabek regarding kinship care providers
 Rep. Boyd speaking with advocate following a press conference revealing her action plan to support Ohio families with multi-system youth
Rep. Boyd speaking with advocate following a press conference revealing her action plan to support Ohio families with multi-system youth
Rep. Boyd introduces legislation to create Ohio's first-ever paid family and medical leave insurance program
Rep. Boyd introduces legislation to create Ohio's first-ever paid family and medical leave insurance program
 Rep. Boyd with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Rep. Boyd with other members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
 Rep. Boyd speaking at news conference regarding women's access to healthcare
Rep. Boyd speaking at news conference regarding women's access to healthcare
Rep. Boyd looks on as Ohio youth share their stories of being shuffled through the the child protective system in order to receive access to the behavioral and developmental services they needed
Rep. Boyd looks on as Ohio youth share their stories of being shuffled through the the child protective system in order to receive access to the behavioral and developmental services they needed
 Reps. Boyd and Antonio introducing "Safe at Home" bill that requires individuals convicted of a domestic violence crime to turn over firearms to law enforcement
Reps. Boyd and Antonio introducing "Safe at Home" bill that requires individuals convicted of a domestic violence crime to turn over firearms to law enforcement
 Rep. Boyd addresses an audience during the 2017 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Boyd addresses an audience during the 2017 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Boyd sworn in to 131st General Assembly
Rep. Boyd sworn in to 131st General Assembly
 Rep. Boyd and the rest of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus and House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, during "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Boyd and the rest of the Ohio House Democratic Women's Caucus and House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, during "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Boyd with nationally renowned American feminist, activist and journalist Gloria Steinem, during "Real Talk" public forum
Rep. Boyd with nationally renowned American feminist, activist and journalist Gloria Steinem, during "Real Talk" public forum
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
2018 Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Officers and Members
 Rep. Boyd announcing her legislation with Rep. Boggs to establish a program to create paid family leave for Ohioans
Rep. Boyd announcing her legislation with Rep. Boggs to establish a program to create paid family leave for Ohioans
 Rep. Boyd with Rep. Smith announcing a proposal to establish an equal pay hotline as a new resource to fight pay discrimination in Ohio
Rep. Boyd with Rep. Smith announcing a proposal to establish an equal pay hotline as a new resource to fight pay discrimination in Ohio
 

State Representative Janine Boyd, a lifelong resident of Ohio’s 9th House District, ran for office to help shift the tide back to policies that invest in working families by providing good jobs and high quality services, especially for those who need them most.

 
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06.27.18 - Ohio House Passes Boyd-sponsored Bill To Invest $5 Million In Kinship Care

 

The Ohio House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 126, sponsored by state Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Jeff Rezabek (R-Dayton). HB 126 would create a statewide system of kinship navigators that will help keep families together and provide needed assistance for Ohio’s most vulnerable populations. 

 
 

06.27.18 - Ohio GOP Majority Writes Discrimination Into Law

 

State Reps. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) today expressed disappointment with the passage of House Bill (HB) 36, which writes discrimination into Ohio law by allowing ministers not to solemnize marriages that are contrary to their personal beliefs.

 
 

06.06.18 - Boyd: After Some Two Months, Ohio House Expected To Resume Session Under Narrowly-elected Speaker

 

After nearly two months of a Republican-led legislative impasse, the Ohio House is expected to resume legislative activity following today’s narrow, marathon election of new House Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell). Chaos and dysfunction have plagued the legislature since the abrupt resignation of former Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), after he announced he was under FBI inquiry in April. Federal agents have since raided Rosenberger’s home, his state office and storage shed, as rumors of pay-to-play tactics on payday lending reform legislation continue to churn.

 
 

04.17.18 - On Tax Day, House Dems Push Tax Reform That Puts Families First

 

Marking National Tax Day, House Democratic lawmakers today detailed a state tax reform package they say will make life better for families in the Buckeye State. After seven years of Republican tax policies benefitting the wealthiest one-percent, Democratic lawmakers say the tax responsibility has been unfairly shifted to middle-class and working families.

“For too long we’ve seen tax schemes worked up to benefit the wealthy at the expense of hardworking Ohioans,” said Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire). “Our plan works to fix this by offering real, commonsense solutions that allow working families to get ahead.”

Proposals include House Bill 333, a bill to end Ohio’s marriage penalty, as well as a plan to expand Ohio’s tax credit for families who adopt. Democrats also outlined a blueprint to stop forcing families to pay for state inaction on the state’s worst-in-the-nation opioid epidemic.

“Ending Ohio’s marriage penalty and expanding tax credits for families looking to adopt are commonsense ways to support hardworking families,” said Rep. Rich Brown (D-Canal Winchester). “Also, by creating a tax credit to help our families that struggle with addiction, we help Ohioans get back on their feet to support their families and strengthen our communities.”

In addition, Democrats are looking at new legislation to reduce the cost of essential everyday products by eliminating certain items from the state sales tax, including feminine hygiene products, diapers, over-the-counter medicine, child safety seats and other goods.

“Republicans have continued to nickel and dime hardworking people by shifting taxes from the wealthy to middle-class and working people, especially women and young parents,” said Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland). “By eliminating certain essential products from the state sales tax, we increase consumer purchasing power and make it easier for families to afford life’s necessities.”

Since 2011, state lawmakers have continually shifted taxes from the wealthiest one-percent to middle and working class Ohioans, most notably through more expensive property taxes, a one-billion-dollar per-year sales tax hike, a sales tax expansion and more local tax levies to fund schools and communities who have shouldered over $3 billion in state budget cuts, collectively.

“Shifting taxes away from the wealthy and onto the backs of middle-class and working Ohioans was supposed to create jobs and strengthen our economy—neither of which happened,” said Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake). “Our economy is barely moving and families are feeling the squeeze. Family First tax reform puts money back into the hands of those that need it—working families—so they can focus on what really matters.”

Rogers also introduced bipartisan legislation, House Bill 186, to allow families to deduct up to $2000 per year from state income taxes for qualifying higher education expenses like tuition, fees, books and supplies. Ohio ranks first in the nation in the total burden of student loan debt.  

An outline of the lawmakers’ proposals is attached.

 
 
 

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Representative Janine R. Boyd
District 9
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
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Hometown : Cleveland Heights
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term