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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.

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Mon, Apr 19, 2021

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.

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

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.  

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Tue, Mar 16, 2021

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.

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021
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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.

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) and House Democratic lawmakers Wednesday voted in opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises.

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma), Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), Phil Robinson (D-Solon), Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood), Kent Smith (D-Euclid), Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park), Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland), and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement as the Biden administration announced today that Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center has been chosen as a mass vaccination site, with the ability to administer 6,000 vaccine doses each day over eight weeks beginning March 17. 

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Fri, Mar 5, 2021

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) issued a statement following the passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing $193.7 million over the next two years, double the governor’s proposed investment. Rep. Robinson voted in favor of the bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) Thursday voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 67, legislation to adjust state testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year. Democrats did say, however, that more needs to be done to support students and teachers during the pandemic.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) applauded the House passage of legislation that would allow more health professionals to administer the coronavirus vaccine, extend professional licenses, and help low-income Ohioans pay for utilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wed, Mar 3, 2021