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COLUMBUS— House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Michael J. O’Brien (D-Warren) today blasted Speaker Robert Cupp (R-Lima) for his refusal to repeal House Bill 6 – the $2 billion corporate bailout bill is at the center of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation into an alleged $60 million racketeering and bribery scheme led by former Republican Speaker Larry Householder. Householder and four associates were arrested and indicted in the alleged scheme.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2020

COLUMBUS—House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Michael J. O’Brien (D-Warren) today announced they will file a discharge petition to bring bipartisan legislation to repeal House Bill (HB) 6 to the floor for a vote next week. The passage of HB 6 in 2019 has come under scrutiny in recent weeks following the arrest and indictment of former Republican Speaker Larry Householder and several close associates in an alleged $60 million bribery and corruption scheme to pass the bill.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representatives Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) Tuesday introduced House Bill (HB) 740 to repeal a provision in state law allowing First Energy to keep excessive profits rather than returning the money to electric customers through a rate adjustment. The pricing provision was added as an amendment to the state two-year budget, House Bill 166, which was signed into law in July 2019.

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Thu, Jul 30, 2020

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Democrats today introduced House Bill (HB) 738 – legislation to repeal HB 6, a controversial corporate bailout legislation at the center of an FBI investigation into an alleged $60 million public corruption scheme led by Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), the largest corruption and money-laundering scheme ever in Ohio. Democrats began calling for Householder’s resignation as news broke last week.

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Wed, Jul 29, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Warren) announced plans today to introduce a bill that would repeal House Bill 6. This bill follows news that Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) allegedly accepted tens of millions of dollars in bribes to pass it and prevent a referendum.   

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Wed, Jul 22, 2020

COLUMBUS- Today, State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement on the federal corruptions charges brought against Speaker Larry Householder on July 21, 2020:

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Wed, Jul 22, 2020

State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme in Bostock v. Clayon County, Georgia, which concluded that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that it is illegal for an employer to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity:

 

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Mon, Jun 15, 2020

COLUMBUS— State. Rep. Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) today urged action on the Ohio Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect LGBTQ Ohioans from discrimination in employment, housing and accommodations. The Ohio Fairness Act had its last hearing on Feb. 4, 2020 in the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee.

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Wed, Jun 10, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Representative Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood) today issued a statement following a House floor session where all members were not socially distanced as the health experts recommend and where only a few of the Republican members were wearing masks.

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Wed, May 13, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representative Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) today introduced a resolution to amend the Ohio House Rules to require all persons over the age of two, including any member, to cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering while attending a meeting of the House or meeting of any standing committee, subcommittee or select committee of the House.  Exceptions would be made for a person unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition or the person is otherwise exempted by the Ohio Department of Health guidance. 

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Thu, May 7, 2020