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COLUMBUS —Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) today issued a statement after the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state House and Senate legislative maps.

 
 

COLUMBUS—Acting House Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) issued the following statement prior to the one year anniversary of the attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol:

 
 

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick), parliamentarian of the Ohio House Democratic Caucus, today announced the caucus is requesting letters of interest from individuals seeking appointment to Ohio’s 11th House District seat, which is currently vacant following the departure of State Rep. Stephanie D. Howse (D-Cleveland), who was elected to the Cleveland City Council in November.

 
 
Says SB 157 threatens the health, safety of pregnant patients and unduly restricts access to abortion care in Ohio
December 16, 2021

COLUMBUS—Today, Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong-Sykes (D-Akron), on behalf of House Democrats, sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine urging him to veto Senate Bill (SB) 157, the latest Republican anti-abortion bill. Opponents say SB 157 would put patients in danger by interfering with the ability for doctors and patients to make appropriate and life-saving medical decisions if faced with a medical crisis during pregnancy.

 
 
Say provision would limit access to quality, affordable childcare options
December 10, 2021

COLUMBUS—House Democrats today urged Gov. DeWine to line item veto a provision within House Bill 169 that would suspend Ohio’s Step Up to Quality Program, which Democrats say would hurt accessibility of quality, affordable childcare options for Ohio children and families. Senate Republicans added the last-minute provision to no longer require childcare centers to participate in the statewide rating system in order to receive public funds.

 
 
Say provision would limit access to quality, affordable childcare options
December 9, 2021

House Democrats today urged Gov. DeWine to line item veto a provision within House Bill 169 that would suspend Ohio’s Step Up to Quality Program, which Democrats say would hurt accessibility of quality, affordable childcare options for Ohio children and families. Senate Republicans added the last-minute provision to no longer require childcare centers to participate in the statewide rating system in order to receive public funds.

 
 
Majority of funds are part of President Biden and Democrats' American Rescue Plan
December 9, 2021

Today, Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) voted in favor of Substitute House Bill (HB) 169 to appropriate $4.18 billion to support education, expand access to childcare and improve public health, among other investments in Ohio’s working people, families and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is funded through several federal COVID-19 relief packages, the majority of which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act backed by Democrats and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.

 
 
Ohio False Claims Act, Debarment of State Vendors would ensure taxpayer dollars are used responsibly
December 9, 2021

COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Paula Hicks-Hudson announced at a press conference the introduction of an anti-corruption legislative package including the “Ohio False Claims Act” and a strengthened debarment statute that would require a ban of vendors who are caught committing fraud in their dealings with the State of Ohio.  The Ohio False Claim Act is modeled after a federal statute that has been successful in recovering millions of dollars every year at the federal level. Ohio is one of the few states in the country that does not have a state law modeled after the federal government’s “qui tam” law.  

 
 
Says SB 157 part of larger attempt to ban abortion in Ohio
December 8, 2021

Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today after Senate Bill (SB) 157, the latest Republican anti-abortion bill, passed the Ohio House on a party-line vote. Opponents say SB 157 would put patients in danger by interfering with the ability for doctors and patients to make appropriate and life-saving medical decisions if faced with a medical crisis during pregnancy.

 
 
Says being Minority Leader an honor, will consider future options to serve
December 8, 2021

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced her intention to step down from her caucus leadership position by the end of the year, capping a historic three-year tenure which saw unprecedented bipartisan success for Ohio Democrats and an increase in transparency of the legislative process for Ohio citizens. 

 
 
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