COLUMBUS— Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Rep. Dontavius Jarells (D-Columbus) today issued statements regarding the removal of Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan on Thursday at the recommendation of Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, following two recent police-involved shooting deaths of Black men in Columbus.
COLUMBUS— State Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) Monday announced the state Controlling Board approval of a $25 million direct loan to assist in financing the $42.25 million Columbus Crew soccer stadium concrete project. The funding will also create 28 new full-time jobs and retain 155 existing full-time jobs at the project site.
COLUMBUS— In the dark of night while most Ohioans were sleeping, the Republican Supermajority on three separate occasions utilized the rarely used House Rule 101 to move the previous question, cutting off debate for controversial bills on Stand Your Ground a.k.a Kill at Will, abortion and curbing the power of the public health director. House Democrats had been prepared to offer multiple amendments to the controversial bills and deliver floor speeches that lifted up the voices and concerns of their constituents, but they never got the chance. Also silenced was the radical faction of GOP lawmakers who had floor amendments ready to be offered.
Months after Republican leadership elected to ignore bipartisan calls for an immediate HB 6 repeal in favor of the creation of a Select Committee to analyze it, House Republicans appear to be resorting back to the deceitful tactics that marked HB 6’s passage in the first place. With as few as two days left in the Lame Duck legislative period, multiple rumors and reports are swirling about a last-ditch Republican effort to push through an agreement that would allow the scandal-tainted energy bailout legislation to take effect as originally passed after a year has elapsed.
Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today issued a statement as Republicans rejected several Democratic efforts to bring important measures to the House floor, including a Statehouse facemask mandate to protect the health and safety of the public, staff, and elected officials, as well as a proposal to declare racism a public health crisis. Both measures were presented as floor amendments but ruled out of order on the grounds that they were not germane to a SCR 8, a resolution urging Congress to end daylight savings for health and public safety reasons.
The Ohio House Democratic Caucus Monday announced its leadership team for the 134th General Assembly, re-electing Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) as Assistant Minority Leader.
Today, Franklin County representatives Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), David Leland (D-Columbus), Dr. Beth Liston (D-Dublin), Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), and Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) reacted to House passage of a bill (Senate Bill 311) to undermine the director of health’s authority at a time when the state has reached a dangerous peak, with Franklin County being the first county designated purple status. Announced by Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday, Franklin County is the first in the state to be elevated to purple status since the state began using this alert system.
Following House session Wednesday, Democratic leaders condemned Republican lawmakers for continuing to refuse to act on proposals to slow the spread of coronavirus, financially assist working families and small businesses, and repeal House Bill (HB) 6, tainted corporate bailout legislation at the center of an alleged multi-billion dollar corruption scheme involving then-Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and close associates.
COLUMBUS –Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today issued a statement following an incident that occurred this morning at her family’s residence.
COLUMBUS— Ohio House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), are acting swiftly to respond to the thousands of concerned voices being raised in cities and towns throughout Ohio by announcing today their preliminary legislative plans to combat police brutality. The proposed bills would prohibit profiling, tear gas, and the use of quotas by all law enforcement agencies, as well as call for the independent investigation of officer-involved shootings and the creation of databases to better track problematic behavior and employment history of law enforcement officers.