State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Jamie Callender (R-Concord) testified before the House Finance Committee Thursday on House Bill (HB) 1, their bipartisan legislation to modernize Ohio’s primary and secondary school funding formula. HB 1 is identical to HB 305, the Cupp-Patterson Fair School Funding Plan, which overwhelmingly passed the House in December, 87-9 with 72 co-sponsors.
State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Jamie Callender (R-Concord) today introduced House Bill 1 – key, bipartisan legislation to modernize K-12 school funding across Ohio. The bill is virtually identical to last General Assembly’s House Bill 305, which was a school funding reform proposal that passed the House with overwhelming support late last year.
COLUMBUS — State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Beth Liston (D-Dublin) today highlighted their intent to introduce a resolution condemning the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. In a cosponsor request to House members last week, the Democratic lawmakers called the resolution “an opportunity to offer a clear and bipartisan rebuke of this assault on American democracy and the rule of law.” The deadline to cosponsor has now been extended twice in order to give Republican lawmakers every opportunity to sign on in support.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the enactment of the $2.5 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced the introduction of the $2.1 billion capital appropriations budget for fiscal years 2021-2022 as an amendment during the Senate Bill (SB) 310 conference committee.
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 As another voter purge begins, HB 466 would eliminate any need for Ohio’s outdated and error-riddled process of purging inactive voters from the rolls.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.
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
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.
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.
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.