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State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement in recognition of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, which aims to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure and negative health outcomes attributed to lead. 

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Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today released the following statement regarding the Ohio Supreme Court’s controversial split ruling that the state did not overstep its constitutional authority when it sought to block local hiring laws around the state: 

“Invalidating Cleveland's ordinance, known as the Fannie M. Lewis Cleveland Employment Law, reaffirms the injustices that have been occurring in the workplace for generations and does nothing to help promote fair labor practices, equitable pay, and representation in the workplace. I will continue to bring to light the systematic exclusion of groups of citizens to fully participate in the construction industry and have a responsibility to fight for local families’ inclusion in the construction industry so they can live, work and retire with safety and security in Ohio. Our state government has a duty to right the wrongs of the past and if the state is incapable or unwilling to act, the state needs to get out of the way and let local communities take the necessary actions to benefit their local communities.”

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Tue, Sep 24, 2019

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced her appointment as Honorary Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held Sunday, October 6 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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Wed, Sep 4, 2019

State Reps. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today introduced legislation honoring the late author Toni Morrison by designating her birthday, February 18, as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio.

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Mon, Aug 26, 2019

State Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Sen. Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) today announced a town hall meeting TOMORROW, August 14at 4:45 p.m. at Fairhill Partners in Cleveland to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Cleveland.

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Tue, Aug 13, 2019

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend:

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Mon, Aug 5, 2019

State Reps. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today applauded the recently announced expansion of services to Cleveland-area nonprofits through the release of $1.1 million dollar grant provided by UnitedHealthcare, Inc. 

“I am pleased to applaud the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and East End Neighborhood House on receiving United Health Care Northeast Ohio community grants; the grants will assist in their efforts to expand services in transportation, youth and senior citizen resources, and access to healthy food. When the United Health Care Corporation works with local organizations, it not only strengthens our youth and seniors in House District 11, it also ensures all Ohioans come first.” —said Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland)

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Wed, Jul 31, 2019

State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will take place starting on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.

“The sales tax holiday is important for hard working Ohioans to ensure their families are able to obtain the educational supplies needed to start the school year off strong. Creating a solid educational foundation starts with good, usable resources,” said Rep. Howse. “Back to school shopping should not be a burden on any hardworking family, and it is my hope that the upcoming sales tax holiday will provide assistance to our families that need it.”

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Fri, Jul 26, 2019

State Rep. Howse (D-Cleveland) Tuesday issued a statement in opposition to House Bill (HB) 6, a Republican-sponsored bill to bailout Ohio’s nuclear power plants and subsidize two additional coal-fired power plants that service the state. The bill also guts Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards, which opponents say will hurt job growth in emerging clean energy industries.

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Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Ohio State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement in support of the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.

“Today’s biennium budget that I supported has some improved investments for local communities. While compromises were made, there is still more work that needs to be done — specifically addressing a fair tax policy to ensure that all Ohioans are paying their fair share to meet the needs for the state of Ohio. We must commit to making sound investments in evidence-based health organizations that provide results in combating infant and maternal mortality, ensuring and promoting overall family wellness. While this budget is not perfect, it shows real promise that you can live, work, and retire with safety and security right here at home.

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Wed, Jul 17, 2019