House Democratic lawmakers today reacted to hearings on two controversial bills that would force teachers to deny the reality of racism and other topics when creating age-appropriate curricula for Ohio students. The bills, House Bill (HB) 322 and HB 327, received their first hearing in the State and Local Government Committee Tuesday.
State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) voted in opposition Wednesday to House Bill (HB) 157, legislation that would prohibit the collection of income taxes from workers who aren’t physically in an office inside the city or village limits.
COLUMBUS — State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today announced he will be holding a virtual town hall this Monday, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Facebook Live to give a legislative update, take questions and discuss the state transportation budget, state report cards, gun safety, and other pressing issues.
State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) issued the following statement on the House passage of House Bill (HB) 110, the state’s two-year operating budget:
State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) made a statement on the outcome of the George Floyd murder trial, where former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
House Democratic lawmakers today unveiled a package of commonsense gun safety measures they say will work to curb gun violence and save lives in Ohio. The call comes amid a spike in gun violence and Ohio’s new no duty to retreat bill taking effect earlier this month.
State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) today applauded the House passage of a $2 billion package of coronavirus relief bills to deliver direct aid for schools, rent and utility assistance, childcare providers, bars and restaurants, lodging, and other industries facing economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic lawmakers also expressed concern over the months-long delay in the release of the funding, which they say slowed the state’s recovery.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) testified today before the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee on House Bill (HB) 200, his bipartisan bill with Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport) that would improve Ohio’s school report card system.
State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) issued a statement Wednesday on the passage of House Bill (HB) 128, legislation to repeal parts of HB 6 from the 133rd General Assembly (GA). HB 6 was a multi-billion dollar corporate bailout at the center of the largest alleged public racketeering and bribery scheme in Ohio history. Former Republican Speaker Larry Householder and several close associates were paid millions to pass HB 6 and stop a referendum on the law.
State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) and State Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport) today introduced legislation that would improve Ohio’s school report card system. The proposed legislation would make several changes to Ohio’s current report card system with the intent to change the current system from one of flawed metrics and punitive measures to one that provides a document that schools, parents and communities can understand and use to properly assist when making improvements to a school.