State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) held a news conference today to announce House Bill 408 (HB 408), legislation that would create a buffer zone for patients and medical staff at reproductive healthcare providers. The bill would also provide victims of non-physical harassment the ability to pursue legal action.
Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and fellow Democratic lawmakers from around the country held a conference call yesterday to address concerns over growing student loan debt. The call was part of a national campaign urging state lawmakers to enact policies promoting debt-free college.
Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Stephanie Santoso, Senior Advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), participated in a roundtable discussion this week held by the Cleveland Public Library to inform area stakeholders of new Science, Technology, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs available in Northeast Ohio. The policymaker stressed the importance of ensuring STEAM programs reach students in underserved urban communities, especially those in the Cleveland area.
State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) recently attended a national conference centered on the ways women leaders can influence national priorities and push for true gender equality.
State Reps. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the introduction of House Bill 330, the Ohio Equal Pay Act. The legislation aims to address the persistent problem of unequal pay between women and men.
State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced that she will introduce legislation officially creating “Louis Stokes Day” in honor of the late Cleveland-area congressman. February 23, the congressman’s birthday, will be the designated day of recognition.
State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today expressed disappointment in the passage of House Bill 180, legislation that prohibits cities and other municipalities from setting minimum standards for hiring local residents for public works projects. The minimum residency standards, currently in place in cities and municipalities around the state, let qualified workers earn the opportunity to find rewarding employment in their own communities.
“HB 180 is a direct attack on communities within House District 11 and across Ohio that are working to provide inclusive job opportunities to their residents,” said Howse. “This legislation undermines the progress that has been made to provide pathways to careers that pay a livable wage and further widens the gap between the haves and have-nots.”
Democratic lawmakers expressed their disappointment Tuesday with the committee passage of legislation that prohibits cities and other municipalities from setting local hiring requirements for public works projects. The measure, which initially turned up in a rewrite to the state’s transportation budget last month before being nixed by the Ohio Senate and House, was reported from the House Commerce and Labor Committee this afternoon along partisan lines.
The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced $2.7 million in funding to expand the 2015 youth employment program to include 14- and 15-year-olds.
State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus (OHDWC) today convened with women from across the state to discuss and lobby for policysolutions to challenges Ohio women face.