COLUMBUS– Correctional Institution Inspection Committee Members State Senators Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus), Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) and State Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) Vice Chair, Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today called for a full investigation and accounting of the death of Michael McDaniel while in the care of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC). The Democratic members also called for a hearing to hear directly from ODRC regarding the death of Mr. McDaniel and the steps being taken to hold those guilty accountable and to prevent future violence.
Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today introduced House Bill (HB) 371, bipartisan legislation to improve breast cancer screening through modernized technology.
COLUMBUS—In a memo* Wednesday, Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) called on Gov. DeWine to veto several state budget provisions he says fail to meet the expectations of Ohioans as the state begins to emerge and build back from the pandemic.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110. Democrats expressed concerns about a number of provisions within the bill, including a more than $1.64 billion tax giveaway to largely benefit the wealthiest Ohioans and an increase in funding for the state’s EdChoice Voucher Program, which undermines public education in Ohio.
State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today announced that they will soon introduce legislation to limit qualified immunity for police officers in Ohio.
COLUMBUS—Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) issued a statement this week 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.
COLUMBUS – State Reps. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) testified today on House Bill (HB) 58, previously introduced as HB 740 in the 133rd General Assembly, which would 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 to the state two-year budget, HB 166, which was signed into law in July 2019.
State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) announced the introduction of their bill to designate a portion of I-275 in Hamilton County as the "Officer Kaia L. Grant Memorial Highway." House Bill (H.B.) 33 honors the life of Officer Grant, who died tragically during a police chase on March 21, 2020 at the age of 33.
Today, Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) was sworn in by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart, followed by the following officers: State Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), Catherine Ingram (D-Cincinnati), Erica Crawley (D-Columbus), Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati), and State Sens. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus), and Vernon Sykes (D-Akron). The change in leadership is also accompanied by the appointment of a new director of the caucus, Tony Bishop. The new leadership team briefly outlined a plan to better engage Black Ohioans and build the necessary coalitions across the state to improve the everyday lives of all Ohioans. The new leadership team issued the statements below following their swearing-in.
COLUMBUS- State Reps. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park), Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati), and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) issued the following statements in response to yesterday’s lawsuit filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.