State Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) today issued a statement on the passage of House Bill (HB) 29, which legalizes regulated sports betting in Ohio. Legalizing and taxing sports gaming is estimated to raise tens of millions of dollars per year for education in Ohio. Revenues will also go to support Ohio veterans and fund problem gambling support programs. Additionally, HB 29 will require the state to ensure sports gaming profits and proprietors are fair and consider diversity, inclusion and disparate impact across Ohio’s diverse population.
COLUMBUS —Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2.
Rep. Casey Weinstein (Hudson) today applauded the House passage of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would better protect the safety and security for those in high-risk situations for domestic violence. Aisha’s Law would improve how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations.
CLEVELAND— Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) at a press conference today announced that they will soon introduce the Energy Jobs and Justice Act, comprehensive energy policy rooted in equity, economic development, and accountability.
State Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) introduced a concurrent resolution this week to urge Congress to recognize the Kol Israel Foundation Holocaust Memorial as a National Memorial. The memorial is located in Zion Memorial Park in Bedford Heights, OH and is believed to be the first memorial constructed in the United States dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) today introduced a House resolution to urge Gov. DeWine and the Ohio Congressional delegation to open Ohio for resettlement efforts of Afghan refugees currently fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
State Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.
COLUMBUS- State Reps. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) today announced a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, August 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Zoom to discuss the recently introduced HB 382, which would legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio. Register to attend HERE.
Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) filed a complaint today with the office of the Ohio Inspector General initiating a formal investigation into the Governor and his staff regarding their involvement in the drafting and passage of the nuclear bailout bill that became House Bill 6 in the 133rd General Assembly. This initiates the first non-criminal examination into the activities that occurred in the Governor’s office during the negotiation, drafting, and passage of HB6.
State Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) issued a statement Monday as the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel released consulting agreement documents provided by FirstEnergy connecting former Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) chair Sam Randazzo to a $4.3 million payment just weeks before Gov. DeWine named Randazzo to act as an industry watchdog.