Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and state Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) provided sponsor testimony on their legislation to address the immediate and long-term needs created by Ohio's opioid crisis, Senate Bill 154.
Today, Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement after State Auditor Dave Yost announced that he will be referring Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) to county, state and federal authorities for a criminal investigation:
Today, state Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) introduced legislation to create a state grant program to increase the safety of correction officers and other individuals who work with people in custody.
State Senators Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) announced at a press conference today that they will introduce red flag legislation to help make communities safer by preventing gun-related deaths. Senators Schiavoni and Williams were joined by activists from Moms Demand Action, which supports the legislation.
Ohio Democratic state lawmakers, workers and advocates today announced a bill to address Ohio's bad economic growth and low wages with new legislation to increase Ohio's minimum wage to $15 per hour. House Assistant Democratic Whip Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati), Senate Assistant Democratic Whip Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) and state Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) called for the legislation, which would give a raise to 1.8 million Ohioans.
Today, state Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) applauded the inclusion of 15 Mahoning Valley projects slated to receive funding in the state's Capital Budget bill, totaling a $16,850,000 investment in Ohio's 33rd Senate District.
Today, state Senators Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) announced that they will soon introduce "red flag" legislation to remove firearms from people who are an imminent danger to themselves or others.