Columbus – Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced that she has introduced over fifty individual amendments to Substitute House Bill 49, the state budget bill. Senator Brown’s amendments strive to protect working Ohioans, improve the health and wellbeing of citizens, and provide at-risk youth with opportunities for success.

“I’ve worked hard to address the most pressing concerns expressed by my constituents during this budget cycle,” said Senator Brown. “Though funding is limited, it’s critical that we’re allocating resources properly. I hope my colleagues will recognize how important these amendments are for families and communities across Ohio.”

 Some of Senator Brown’s amendment priorities include:

  • Funding for educational and mentorship programs, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio and the Toledo Grace Community Center.
  • Implementing the Children’s Summer Nutrition Bill to expand access to nutritious meals after school’s out.
  • Funding for the Healthy Lake Erie Program.
  • Allowing municipalities to maintain lead abatement regulation authority.
  • Support for lead-based paint abatement, containment and housing rehabilitation in the historic south neighborhoods of Toledo.
  • Subsidizing the University of Toledo’s Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute.
  • Prohibiting hospitals from requiring a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to work overtime as a condition of continued employment, except in emergencies.


For a more detailed synopsis on some of Senator Brown’s amendments, click here.


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