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.
State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today applauded the consent decree negotiated between the City of Cleveland and the federal Department of Justice, saying the agreement is an important step toward achieving real progress on community-police relations in Cleveland.
Announced at a joint press conference this afternoon, the ground-breaking agreement between the city and federal justice officials includes provisions on community engagement, use-of-force, support and resources, minimizing stereotyping, accountability and crisis intervention. In particular, the agreement enables Cleveland to continue its city-wide implementation of body cameras for all officers and establishes a new community police commission that will work with neighborhoods to provide input into police matters.
“The reforms being implemented in Cleveland will make our officers better equipped to perform their duties while ensuring fair treatment for all city residents,” said Howse. “With the cooperation of federal authorities and local and state leaders, this brings us closer to significant justice reform in our community and state.”
Today, State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Ohio House Democratic Caucus members stood in opposition to the state’s two-year budget proposal, House Bill 64. Democratic legislators said the bill failed to lay out a real plan for the future of the state and instead advanced partisan attacks on working Ohioans and policies that rig the tax system to help the richest one-percent and special interests.
State Reps. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) today announced the introduction of House Bill 145 to create the STEM Public-Private Partnership Pilot Program. This workforce development and education program would give high school students the opportunity to receive education in a targeted industry while simultaneously earning high school and college credit.
“This is a tool that can help make sure every child has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential while better preparing them to compete for jobs of the future,” said Rep. Stephanie Howse. “Building partnerships between schools and businesses strengthens our communities and makes higher education more accessible and more affordable for our kids and families.”
State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) is now accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative Fellowship Program. LSC will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2016.
Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) was officially sworn in to the Ohio House of Representatives Monday as State Representative for the 11th House District. Howse, elected to her first House term in November, will serve the citizens in Garfield Heights, Newburgh Heights and parts of Cleveland.