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COLUMBUS — State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today introduced the Election Engagement Restoration Act, legislation repealing two hastily-passed obstacles to voting that were tacked onto the two-thousand page state operating budget at the last minute and became law without any public input. 

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Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $19 billion to be distributed over the next two years to support education in Ohio under the new Fair School Funding formula.

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Thu, Jul 15, 2021

COLUMBUS — As the Ranking Member of the Government Oversight Committee, State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine, asking him to veto Senate Bill 80. Without public support and against the unified opposition of the legal community, the bill forces some judicial candidates to run with party labels but not others.

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Thu, Jul 1, 2021

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced that her bipartisan House Bill 1, the Fair School Funding Plan, was signed into law as part of the state operating budget. Historic legislation jointly sponsored with Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord), House Bill 1 finally addresses Ohio’s broken school funding system, which the Ohio Supreme Court found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the original DeRolph decision in 1997.

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Thu, Jul 1, 2021

State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the passage of her bipartisan House Bill 1, the Fair School Funding Plan, as an amendment to the state operating budget. Historic legislation jointly sponsored with Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord), House Bill 1 finally addresses Ohio’s broken school funding system, which the Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the DeRolph decision in 1997.

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Mon, Jun 28, 2021

COLUMBUS — As the Ranking Member of the Government Oversight Committee, State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today spoke in opposition to House Bill 149. The legislation would require some Ohio judicial candidates to run in partisan general elections, cherry-picking certain races while ignoring others.

 

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Wed, Jun 23, 2021

COLUMBUS — As the Ranking Member of the House Government Oversight Committee, State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today condemned the party-line vote to advance House Bill (HB) 149 out of committee. The legislation would require certain Ohio judicial candidates to run in partisan elections, cherry-picking some elections while leaving out others.

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Thu, Jun 10, 2021

State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 163, her bipartisan legislation with Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) that prohibits mandatory overtime work for nurses as a condition of continued employment. The bill passed by a strong vote of 82-12. 

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Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Democratic lawmakers walked out of the House Government Oversight Committee Thursday after the Republican chairman threatened to cut off testimony on House Bill 294, anti-voter legislation that would roll back ballot access and intentionally make the process more confusing for voters. 

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Thu, May 20, 2021

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 77, her bipartisan legislation with Rep. Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) to allow boards of trustees at state institutions of higher education to meet virtually if they adopt an electronic communication policy. 

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Wed, May 19, 2021