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COLUMBUS– State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) today issued a statement after the Supreme Court’s conservative majority struck down Roe v. Wade, which established the right to access safe and legal abortion care in the United States.

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Fri, Jun 24, 2022

COLUMBUS– Yesterday, State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) introduced House Bill (HB) 641, pro-voter legislation that would allow Ohio voters to join a permanent absentee voter list. Registered Ohio voters who opt to be on the permanent absentee voter list would automatically be mailed an absentee ballot application prior to the beginning of early voting for every election. 

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Fri, May 6, 2022

COLUMBUS– State Reps. Michael J. Skindell (D- Lakewood) and Catherine D. Ingram (D-Cincinnati) today announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 637, legislation designed to increase patient safety by setting limits on the number of patients a registered nurse (RN) may care for at one time. 

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Mon, May 2, 2022

 COLUMBUS— Today, State Reps. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) and Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood), condemned the introduction of House Bill (HB) 616, the Ohio Republican version of Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law. 

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Tue, Apr 5, 2022

COLUMBUS – Today, House and Senate Democrats issued a joint response to Gov. DeWine’s State of the State speech

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Wed, Mar 23, 2022

COLUMBUS–State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and the Cuyahoga County state legislative delegation sent a letter to the Cleveland International Film Festival and Playhouse Square urging them to return to negotiations and come to an agreement to utilize the union workers of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 160 in this year’s festival. The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) had refused to negotiate with IATSE Local 160, notifying them that they would not be utilizing unionized workers to operate the projection equipment in the upcoming 2022 festival. 

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Fri, Mar 18, 2022

COLUMBUS —House Government Oversight Committee Member Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) issued a statement following the committee’s passage of Senate Bill (SB) 215, Republican-backed legislation that undermines public safety laws that currently require permits for people who carry hidden, loaded handguns in public. SB 215 would eliminate the need for concealed weapon training.

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Tue, Mar 1, 2022

Today, State. Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) announced that Cleveland will receive a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to identify and remediate lead paint in low income families’ homes.  The grant is part of the Biden administration’s Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, which aims to reduce lead exposure in communities by replacing lead pipes and remediating lead paint across the country. 

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Fri, Dec 17, 2021

Today, Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.

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Thu, Dec 9, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) voted against the 2022-2023 state operating budget, House Bill 110, late Monday. 

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Tue, Jun 29, 2021