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COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today gave sponsor testimony before the State and Local Government Committee on House Bill (HB) 466, which would modernize Ohio’s voter registration system by making the choice to register at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and other state agencies an “opt-out” rather than an “opt-in” system. As another voter purge begins, HB 466 would eliminate any need for Ohio’s outdated and error-riddled process of purging inactive voters from the rolls. The legislation would also help register more Ohioans with the hope of increasing participation in our elections.

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Tue, Dec 8, 2020

State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose urging him to stop the purge of Ohio voters scheduled to take place next Monday, December 7, 2020

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Fri, Dec 4, 2020

 COLUMBUS — Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today voted in favor of the Fair School Funding Plan, House Bill (HB) 305, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) that would transform the way Ohio’s schools are funded. Democratic lawmakers have long fought to reform the state’s school funding formula, which the Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional four times, beginning with the DeRolph decision in 1997.

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Thu, Dec 3, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland)today gave sponsor testimony before the Primary and Secondary Education Committee on House Bill (HB) 504, which would provide parity with private schools for low-income public schools. Her legislation addresses the unique funding challenges of Brooklyn City School District, where hardworking residents have supported a whopping 54 mills, which is one of the highest mill to income ratios in Ohio.

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Wed, Dec 2, 2020

State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D - Toledo), Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland), members of a Democratic caucus election policy working group,issued statements on the underwhelming voter turnout revealed by the official canvass results in Ohio. 

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Tue, Dec 1, 2020

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the passage of her bipartisan House Bill (HB) 9 as an amendment to Senate Bill 89. Sweeney’s higher education legislation got caught up in a contentious battle over K-12 voucher expansion that had nothing to do with the original intent of her bill. 

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Fri, Nov 20, 2020
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COLUMBUS — State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced House Concurrence on Senate amendments to her House Bill (HB) 404, bipartisan legislation originally intended to allow trustees at state institutions of higher education to attend meetings virtually. HB 404 now moves to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

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Thu, Nov 19, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today gave sponsor testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee on House Bill (HB) 520. The bill would help qualified Ohio workers apply for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program by establishing the Navigator Pilot Program under the Chancellor of Higher Education.

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Tue, Nov 17, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today gave sponsor testimony before the Ohio House Health Committee on House Bill (HB) 316, to allow Extreme Risk Protection Orders, which keep Ohioans safe and support the work of law enforcement.

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Tue, Nov 10, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Paula Hicks-Hudson (D - Toledo), Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) issued statements on what to expect going into the last weekend of early voting in Ohio. The members also recapped their requests of Secretary LaRose over the last several months, requests that have largely been ignored. National news outlets this week covered Ohio’s long and entirely predictable early voting lines. The Guardian reported on Columbus’s “quarter-mile lines” and the Washington Post reported on Cuyahoga County’s “extraordinary, blocks-long lines.”

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Fri, Oct 30, 2020