State Senator Calls for Study on African Americans in Ohio

  An Ohio senator is calling for a study that examines the “progress and challenges of African Americans in Ohio.” State Senator Sandra Williams (D-21) introduced Senate Bill 71, which would create and fund a 30-member committee to examine the contributions of, and issues facing, African Americans in the state.…

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Cleveland Democrat Lone Dissenter in Bill Establishing Stricter Penalties for Child Abusers

A bill more than a decade in the making that establishes stricter sentences for child abusers received just one dissenting vote in the Ohio House—a Cleveland Democrat opposed to mandatory minimum sentences. In a vote of 84-1, Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) cast the lone nay vote against Destiny’s bill, named…

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