COLUMBUS – Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) yesterday voted in opposition to two bills opponents say would make schools and communities less safe and fail to address gun violence in Ohio. House Bill (HB) 99 would allow school districts to arm teachers in the classroom without adequate training or safe storage requirements, while HB 227 would eliminate concealed weapon training and safety standards, including penalties for failing to notify police of a concealed weapon during a stop.
COLUMBUS —Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2.
Democratic members of the Government Oversight Committee today reacted to public testimony on the House Republican congressional map proposal released Wednesday. The GOP proposal doubles down on historic Republican gerrymandering, favoring GOP candidates 13-2 across Ohio.
Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Juanita O. Brent (D-Cleveland) testified before the House Insurance Committee Wednesday on House Bill (HB) 416, their legislation that would promote financial security and stability for Ohioans after they retire. The bill would create The Ohio Retirement Savings Program (ORSP), a supplemental pension plan in addition to Social Security benefits.
Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of $202 million from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for the Home Energy Assistance Weatherization Program, which helps Ohioans pay their energy bills if they are at or below 175% of the federal poverty line.
CLEVELAND— Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) at a press conference today announced that they will soon introduce the Energy Jobs and Justice Act, comprehensive energy policy rooted in equity, economic development, and accountability.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati), the Ohio State Conference of the NAACP, and the Ohio Organizing Collaborative today filed a first-of-its-kind state constitutional challenge to “Stand Your Ground” legislation passed during the 2020 lame duck legislative session, saying the measure’s backers violated the Ohio Constitution by adding the measure to an unrelated bill and passing the package only an hour later without providing legally mandated opportunities for public notice and debate. Everytown Law, the largest team of litigators working full-time on advancing gun safety in the courts, is representing the plaintiffs, along with the Ohio firm Bloomekatz Law, LLC.
State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.
Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities.
Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $84.7 million for various highway and road construction projects across the state. Included was funding for The Cleveland Clinic Foundation to support construction, capital improvements, and/or the purchase of machinery and equipment at current and future facilities. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey.