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Central Ohio House Democratic lawmakers, including Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), Beth Liston (D-Dublin), and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), today issued a statement following protests in downtown Columbus Thursday night.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

COLUMBUS – Ohio House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), House Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today issued a statement condemning an incident that occurred on Saturday which involved a threat of violence against Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and her father, Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron).

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Wed, May 27, 2020

Ohio House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today sent a letter to House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) continuing Democratic calls urging him to enact CDC workplace safety recommendations, like requiring facemasks and physical distancing, to protect lawmakers, staff and the general public 

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Tue, May 19, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) testified today in support of House Bill (HB) 573, which would allow employees infected by COVID-19, while working, to file Workers’ Compensation claims.

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Tue, May 12, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today released a statement following the Governor’s delay to reopen childcare facilities, leaving working parents few options as they return to the workplace:

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Mon, May 11, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Janine Boyd (Cleveland Heights-D) and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (Columbus-D) today issued statements on the need to address emergency paid sick leave for working people and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency paid sick leave was not included in House Bill (HB) 179, the COVID-19 omnibus legislative package passed by the Ohio General Assembly.

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Reps. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) and Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) today issued a joint statement following the release of a report by the Governor’s Post Release Task Force:

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Mon, Mar 9, 2020

State Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today issued statements saying the state’s failure to extend paid family and medical leave to all employees could pose a danger to public health should a coronavirus outbreak occur in Ohio.

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Fri, Feb 28, 2020

State Reps. Kristin Boggs (D- Columbus) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) recently introduced HB 518 to prevent victims of rape from being denied full compensation of their damages awarded by a jury. The need for this legislation became apparent after Jessica Simpkins, who was a teenager when she was raped by her pastor, was awarded $3.6 million in non-economic damages by a jury only to have the amount reduced to $500,000 under a 2005 tort reform law. 

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Fri, Feb 21, 2020

A group of Columbus-area House Democratic lawmakers today sent a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose calling on him to break the tie vote at the Franklin County Board of Elections over whether to continue a longstanding public information campaign to provide accurate voting information to Franklin County residents. Republican Board of Elections members oppose providing this information to voters. The Secretary refused to break the tie despite state law requiring it. See the letter below.

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Thu, Feb 6, 2020