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Renewed call for action follows recent decision by U.S. Fifth Circuit Court
December 19, 2019

State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) today called on Statehouse leaders to protect Ohioans’ healthcare by advancing the bipartisan Pre-Existing Protection Act, House Bill 390. The call comes hours after a decision in Texas v. United States raised more uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) future, including its provision to protect healthcare access for those with pre-existing conditions.  

 
 
Says House Bill 12 gives families, caregivers tools they need to support children's
December 18, 2019

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 12, his bipartisan bill with state Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown) to create the Children’s Behavioral Health Prevention Network Stakeholder Group, was signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

 
 
House Democrats vow to make education improvements a priority in 2020
December 17, 2019

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon), who serves as Ranking Member on the Committee of Primary and Secondary Education,issued a statement today concerning the immediate need to fix the state’s EdChoice voucher program.

 
 
"Blair Deduction" aims to reduce student debt loads of Ohioans
December 16, 2019

State Representatives John Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake) and Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced the introduction of the “Blair Deduction,” a proposal that would allow individuals to deduct up to $4,000 per year from their Ohio income taxes. This is the most recent iteration of legislation that was originally co-authored by Representative Rogers and the late Representative, Terry Blair.

 
 
Says Dems elevated role benefits working people and families
December 12, 2019

With the end of the 2019 legislative term, House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement on the historic levels of bipartisanship during the 133rd General Assembly, which, through the first year, has seen the percentage of bills clearing the House sponsored by Democrats double over the previous two General Assemblies. 

 
 
Victory for expanding workforce development in Ohio from his first bill
December 12, 2019

State Rep. Phil Robinson (D-Solon) Wednesday announced the unanimous passage in the Senate of House Bill (HB) 4, his bipartisan bill alongside Rep. Tracy Richardson (R-Marysville) to help streamline the process of developing industry-recognized credential and certificate programs. This is both Rep. Robinson’s first bill as a legislator, and his first to pass both chambers to become law.

 
 
House Bill 2 creates and funds program for in demand credentials
December 12, 2019

State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today applauded the House concurrence of House Bill (HB) 2, moving this job training and workforce development legislation to the governor’s desk for his signature. 

 
 
Says proposals stand in contrast to extremist, anti-choice bills being debated at Statehouse in recent weeks
December 3, 2019

Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) today introduced a several bills aimed at improving maternal health outcomes in Ohio, including legislation to improve statewide reporting on maternal mortality as well as a bill to expand training at hospitals and other birthing facilities across the state to improve care for certain life-threatening complications arising from childbirth. 

 
 
Follows week of extremist bills they say send Ohio in wrong direction
November 20, 2019

Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today joined Dem lawmakers to urge passage of several bills focused on strengthening Ohio families, part of their ongoing Ohio Promise campaign to grow good paying jobs and an economy that works for everyone.

 
 
House Bill 226 requires drivers to check for on-track railroad equipment
November 20, 2019

State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) announced the unanimous House passage of House Bill (HB) 226, a bill requiring drivers to watch, listen and stop for on-track equipment at railroad crossings.