Representative Phillip M. Robinson, Jr. - House District 6
 

10.10.19 - Rep. Robinson Cancels October District Office Hours

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today announced the cancelation of the Robinson Roundtable previously scheduled for this Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gates Mills Public Library. Robinson said he will not be able to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

 
 

10.02.19 - Democrats Are Urging Action On Gun Safety, Detail Next Steps Of Ohio Promise Strategy

 

House Democratic lawmakers today held a press conference detailing the next steps of their Ohio Promise legislative campaign. Democrats said safety and security issues, including commonsense gun safety, are top priorities as the state legislature returns for its fall session dates.

“We need to take action on gun safety to keep our kids and communities safe while also respecting our fundamental rights as Americans,” said Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon). “More than 90 percent of Ohioans support these commonsense measures. That’s why we’re calling on House leaders to begin hearings immediately.”

 

 
 

09.25.19 - Rep. Robinson Concerned With High Court's Decision

 

State Reps. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today released the following statement regarding the Ohio Supreme Court’s controversial split ruling that the state did not overstep its constitutional authority when it sought to block local hiring laws around the state: 

“Maintaining Ohio’s status as a Home Rule state and supporting local communities is one of my top concerns that propelled me to run for office. It’s troubling that some of the same people who advocate for state’s rights to federal power show inconsistency in supporting local community’s rights to state power,” said Rep. Robinson. “Cities, towns, and villages have the right to help aid efforts to hire locally and support the members of their communities.”

 
 

09.25.19 - Rep. Robinson Announces Live Stream Capabilities In All House Committees

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today announced the installation of cameras in four additional House hearing rooms, signaling the completion of a major project to offer live coverage of all House committee meetings for the first time, fulfilling a long-time Democratic priority of a more open and transparent committee process.

 
 

09.13.19 - Rep. Robinson And Rep. Sobecki File Bill To Reinstate The Joint Education Oversight Committee

 

State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Phil Robinson (D-Solon) filed a bill today to reinstate the Joint Education Oversight Committee (JEOC), a state legislative committee comprised of members from both parties in the State House and State Senate which provided non-partisan, fact based and in-depth analysis of K-12 education in Ohio at a great value to taxpayers.

 
 

09.13.19 - Rep. Phil Robinson Holds Last Of Five Ohio Promise Town Halls

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) yesterday evening held a community town hall in Walton Hills as his last stop on the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities, and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.

 
 

09.10.19 - Rep. Robinson Concerned With Ohio Voter List Purges

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued the following statement in response to the latest developments in the Ohio voter purge that took place on Sep. 6, 2019:

 
 

09.05.19 - Rep. Robinson Announces Additional Ohio Promise Town Hall

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today announced a town hall meeting on September 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Walton Hills Event Center to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities, other legislative updates and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in House district 6.

 
 

08.23.19 - Rep. Phil Robinson Holds Four Ohio Promise Town Halls In August

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) held his fourth town hall in August Thursday evening as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities, and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.

 
 

08.14.19 - Rep. Phil Robinson Holds First Of Four Ohio Promise Town Halls

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) yesterday evening held a community town hall in Solon with Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities, and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.

“It’s important as an elected official I make myself available for questions and comments to the constituents of the district,” said Rep. Robinson. “We had great turnout at this first town hall, and I look forward to the next three this month.”

 
 

08.08.19 - Robinson Introduces Bill To Require Universal Background Checks For Gun Purchases

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon), with joint sponsor Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus), yesterday introduced House Bill (HB) 317, titled the “Protect Law Enforcement Act,” or PLEA—legislation that would require all firearms transactions to be processed by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), closing the current loopholes in law that allow many guns sales to occur without a background check.

 
 

08.06.19 - Rep. Robinson Announces Ohio Promise Town Halls

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today announced town hall meetings on August 13 at the Solon Community Center, August 14 at the Lyndhurst Community Center, August 20 at the Chagrin Falls Library Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Libraries, and August 22 at the Brecksville Community Center. Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) will also be appearing and speaking at the Solon Town Hall on August 13.

 
 

08.05.19 - Rep. Robinson Issues Statement On Dayton Shooting, Says More Needs To Be Done To Keep Children And Families Safe

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued a statement in response to the mass shooting in Dayton, OH, which occurred this past weekend:

“My sincere condolences to the victims’ family members of the mass shootings in both Dayton and El Paso. These tragedies way heavy on my heart. I also want to thank local police and law enforcement for their service in doing what they could to save as many lives as possible. No one can do the difficult job our police do when it comes to dealing with an active shooter situation,” said Rep. Robinson. “As we all grieve for the deceased and hope the wounded make quick physical and emotional recoveries, I hope in the coming weeks that the House, Senate and Gov. DeWine take legislative action in trying to prevent future tragedies. I know I will be doing my part.”

 
 

08.02.19 - Rep. Robinson Announces "Robinson Roundtables"

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today announced the first of his monthly in-district office hours, titled “Robinson Roundtables,” nearly each Saturday in August from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to give constituents the opportunity to meet with Rep. Robinson, either one-on-one or part of a small group, to engage on state government related issues.

“I want to give my constituents plenty of chances to voice their stances on bills, share legislative ideas, and raise any concerns they have regarding our community,” said Rep. Robinson.

 
 

07.24.19 - Rep. Robinson: Misguided Bailout Costly For Consumers, Ohio's Clean Energy Future

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) yesterday voted a second time in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bail out Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.

 
 

07.18.19 - Robinson, Brent Praise Governor's Veto Of Budget Provision That Would Have Limited Money For Local School Districts

 

State Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued a joint statement applauding Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a provision within the state budget, House Bill 166, that would have limited the ability of certain school districts to raise operating funds through local property taxes.

 
 

07.18.19 - Rep. Robinson: Budget Compromise Another Step Toward Restoring The Ohio Promise Of Better Lives, Brighter Futures

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) Wednesday voted yes on the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. The vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.

 
 

07.03.19 - Robinson, Cuyahoga Dems: Remove Budget Provision Moving 2020 Presidential Primary To St. Patrick's Day

 

Cuyahoga County House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking information from his office about the impact of moving the 2020 presidential primary from March 10 to March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. See the letter below.

 
 

06.06.19 - Rep. Robinson's Bipartisan House Bill 4 Clears Ohio House Unanimously

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today announced the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 4, his bipartisan bill alongside Rep. Tracy Richardson (R-Marysville) to help streamline the process of developing industry-recognized credential and certificate programs.

 
 

05.29.19 - Rep. Robinson Responds To Passage Of Misguided Energy Bill

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) Wednesday voted against House Bill (HB) 6, legislation to bail out several energy corporations and all but eliminate energy efficiency and renewable energy standards in Ohio.

 
 

05.22.19 - Robinson, Dems Unveil Commonsense Solutions To Keep Kids And Communities Safe

 

Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced a number of proposals, including safe storage, red-flag and background check laws, commonsense measures they say will better keep kids and communities safe. The package comes amid debate on House Bill (HB) 178, controversial legislation Democrats say is a solution in search of a problem.

 
 

05.10.19 - Robinson: Dem Priorities Shape State Budget

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) Thursday voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.

 
 

05.02.19 - Robinson:Eighth Annual Women's Lobby Day Seeks To Empower Women By Engaging Advocates From Across The State

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today joined the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus (OHDWC) at the eight annual Women’s Lobby Day, a legislative advocacy day at the Statehouse pushing for women’s social and economic equality featuring a panel of women lawmakers.

 
 

05.01.19 - Robinson, House Dems Lead Bipartisan Effort To End School Takeovers, Restore Local Control

 

House Democrats today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, a bipartisan effort to end state takeovers of local schools and restore control to local education officials. The bill comes amid questions of accountability, transparency and lackluster results from district takeovers in Youngstown, Lorain and East Cleveland.

 
 

04.10.19 - Robinson: Near-total Abortion Ban Threatens Women's Health, Liberty

 

House Democrats today voted against Senate Bill (SB) 23, a GOP-backed near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant. SB 23 would become the most extreme abortion ban in the country if signed into law.

 
 

03.14.19 - Robinson, House Dems Unveil Ohio Promise To Taxpayers

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today joined Democratic lawmakers to unveil the Ohio Promise, a blueprint to renew the Buckeye State’s promise of better jobs and brighter futures.

 
 

03.07.19 - Rep. Robinson Responds To Transportation Budget Passage In House

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued the following statement on the House’s passage of House Bill 62, the two-year state transportation budget.

 
 

02.09.19 - Rep. Robinson Announces Committee Assignments For The 133rd General Assembly

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) released the following statement this week on his appointment as Ranking Member of the Ohio House Primary and Secondary Education Committee. He will also serve on the Ways and Means and Public Utilities Committees:

 
 

01.23.19 - Rep. Robinson To Serve On Joint Education Oversight Committee

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today issued the following statement on his appointment to the Joint Education Oversight Committee (JEOC), a bipartisan, bicameral body that oversees emerging education policy issues in Ohio:

 
 

01.08.19 - Robinson Sworn In As State Rep For Ohio's 6th House District

 

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) took the oath of office today during the opening session of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly at the Ohio Statehouse, officially beginning Robinson’s first term as state lawmaker.

“Working families across Ohio are ready for a change, and to be a part of that change here at the People’s House is truly an honor,” said Rep. Robinson. “Now it’s time to get down to business and work together—as Democrats and Republicans—to improve the lives of everyday Ohioans.”