Rep. Howse standing in opposition of SB 152, legislation to ban local hiring standards and restrict project labor agreements
Rep. Howse standing in opposition of SB 152, legislation to ban local hiring standards and restrict project labor agreements
 Rep. Howse at House Session
Rep. Howse at House Session
 Rep. Howse discusses equal pay legislation at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Howse discusses equal pay legislation at Women's Lobby Day
Rep. Howse speaks on poverty
Rep. Howse speaks on poverty
 Rep. Howse with Reps. Kuhns and Sykes at the "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Howse with Reps. Kuhns and Sykes at the "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Howse (left) with fellow democratic lawmakers after filming a segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Howse (left) with fellow democratic lawmakers after filming a segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Howse (center) speaking on a panel to discuss "How to Break The Cycle of Poverty of in the Black Community" at the 2016 OLBC Convention
Rep. Howse (center) speaking on a panel to discuss "How to Break The Cycle of Poverty of in the Black Community" at the 2016 OLBC Convention
 Rep. Howse speaking on the need to end pay discrimination for all Ohioans  during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
Rep. Howse speaking on the need to end pay discrimination for all Ohioans during the 2016 OLBC Day of Action
 Rep. Howse (left) with fellow Democratic lawmakers during a segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Howse (left) with fellow Democratic lawmakers during a segment of Ohio In Focus
Rep. Howse speaking at press conference
Rep. Howse speaking at press conference
 Rep. Howse speaking with a constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
Rep. Howse speaking with a constituent at "Real Talk" public forum with Gloria Steinem
 Rep. Howse speaking at a news conference to push back against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Howse speaking at a news conference to push back against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
 

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, State Representative Stephanie Howse has lived most of her life in the Ward 7 community. Howse is a graduate of the Cleveland School of the Arts where she studied vocal and instrumental music. After high school, Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree in Civil Environmental Engineering from Florida A&M University and her Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University.

 
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Representative Howse Serves In the Following Committees :

Aging and Long Term CareCommunity and Family AdvancementTransportation and Public Safety
 
 
 
 
Rep. Howse speaks against the 6-week abortion ban
Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) discuss their newest bill, the Ohio Equal Pay Act. Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) hosts this edition of Ohio In Focus.

03.28.17 - Bipartisan Bill Works To Increase Training Opportunities For New Truck Drivers In Ohio

 

State Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) recently introduced legislation aimed at increasing on-the-job training opportunities for Ohioans pursuing a career in truck driving. 

House Bill 155 would provide tax credits to trucking companies that offer training programs for individuals interested in starting a career in the industry. Employers would be eligible for up to a 50 percent match of up to $50,000 in annual tax credits, and the total annual statewide tax credit would be limited to $3,000,000 per year. Facilitated through the Ohio Development Services Agency, the program provides an opportunity for companies to have the necessary resources to train new employees, fill in-demand jobs, and address the country’s severe and growing shortage of qualified drivers. 

“House Bill 155 provides business owners with an incentive to provide real job training opportunities that will connect Ohioans who are unemployed or underemployed to real jobs today,” said Howse. “This investment from the state of Ohio will be another step to help families break the cycle of poverty.”

 
 

03.01.17 - Reps. Howse, Smith: State Needs Innovative Infrastructure Plan To Drive Economic Growth In Ohio

 

In an 83-13 vote, the Ohio House today approved the proposed budget plans for the Ohio Department of Transportation and several other state agencies. House Bill 26, the $7.8 billion transportation bill, largely funds infrastructure projects and public safety programs over the next two fiscal years. 

“Our current transportation budget falls short of meeting the real transportation needs of all Ohioans,” said Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland). “In the 2015 Ohio Statewide Transit Needs Study, the Ohio Department of Transportation identified a need of $120 million for transit, but the current budget allocates only $33 million in federal funds. Ohio must be willing to make fair and equitable investments in transit and public infrastructure to meet the growing needs of our state, so that our roads are safe, our children can get to school and hard working men and women can travel to and from their jobs to provide for themselves and their families.”

 
 

02.28.17 - Cleveland-area Lawmakers Propose Bill To Recognize Louis And Carl Stokes

 

State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the introduction of House Bill 83, legislation to designate the local boulevard known as Opportunity Corridor in Cleveland as the “Carl and Louis Stokes Opportunity Corridor.” 

“The Stokes brothers made significant contributions to our state and nation through their dedicated careers in public service, and their lasting legacy still inspires younger generations even today,” said Howse. “I am proud to be a joint sponsor of legislation naming the Carl and Louis Stokes Opportunity Corridor. Together, we can help ensure Louis and Carl Stokes continue to receive the recognition they so rightfully deserve.”

 
 

02.07.17 - Dem Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss New Bill To Preserve Spirit Of America In Buckeye State

 

State Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) hold a news conference in the Harding Senate Press Room to discuss legislation that would make Ohio a sanctuary state.

 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

HB 83HB 155    

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

Resolutions Cosponsor

HCR 5HCR 8    
 
 
 
 
Representative Stephanie D. Howse
District 11
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1414
Fax      (614) 719-0011
Email Representative Howse
 
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Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another term