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July 13, 2024 Senator Smith's Summer Reading Recommendation
In Senator Smith's ICYMI: Statehouse Edition this week, he discusses his summer reading recommendation. Find them here.
June 26, 2024 Smith Announces $100.5M Investment in Cuyahoga County Projects
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) commended the Ohio Senate's passage of the state's capital budget (House Bill 2), which includes $7.5 million for 22 projects within Ohio's 21st Senate District and over $100.5 million for Cuyahoga County as a whole.
May 22, 2024 Smith, Antonio Call for End to Corporate Personhood
Today, Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) provided sponsor testimony on Senate Resolution 180, which calls on state and federal legislators to support an amendment to the United States Constitution that would eliminate corporate personhood and the idea of money as speech.
May 13, 2024 Smith Shares Concerns About Conditions at Beachwood Senior Living Center
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) sent a letter to leadership at King David Healthcare Center in Beachwood expressing concerns following reports of horrific residential and employee conditions.
April 10, 2024 Smith Responds to Governor's State of the State Address
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine's State of the State address.
March 30, 2024 50 progressive ideas to attract people to Ohio without spending $50 million: Brigid Kelly and Kent Smith
50 progressive ideas to attract people to Ohio without spending $50 million: Brigid Kelly and Kent Smith
 
"On Monday, Feb. 1, while announcing his two-year budget proposal, Gov. Mike DeWine voiced his support for a $50 million expenditure to attract East and West Coast residents to move to Ohio.  In explaining his reasoning DeWine said, Ohio is a welcoming place. I don't care who you are, we want you to come to Ohio. It's a progressive state. The governor is half right. He is correct that Ohio's population growth is far below the national average. Between 1990 and 2010, the U.S. population grew 24% while the Buckeye State only grew 6%, according to a May 2016 report on progressive governance by the University of Southern California's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. Where we have disagreement with the governor is how to fix the problem. We do not need an advertising campaign to deceive people. We need a legislative attraction agenda so that people and families want to stay here or move here..." Read more...
March 22, 2024 Smith Announces Town Hall Series
Smith Announces Town Hall Series
 
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) announced a series of town halls in Ohio's 21st Senate District to connect with constituents and hear their concerns and opinions. The town halls will be held from Monday, March 25, to Monday, April 8.
February 27, 2024 Smith, Hicks-Hudson Introduce Pay Equity Legislation
Smith, Hicks-Hudson Introduce Pay Equity Legislation
 
Today, state Senators Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) held a press conference to announce the introduction of two bills that would help close the gender wage gap. They were joined by The Women's Fund of Central Ohio and the Ohio Federation of Business and Professional Women.
February 22, 2024 Smith, Ohio Democrats Question Governor's Involvement in FirstEnergy Bribery Scandal, Request Assistance from U.S. Justice Department
Smith, Ohio Democrats Question Governor's Involvement in FirstEnergy Bribery Scandal, Request Assistance from U.S. Justice Department
 
Today, Senate Democratic Whip Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and other leaders of the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses held a press conference in response to the recent indictments of two former FirstEnergy executives and Sam Randazzo, the former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).
January 24, 2024 Smith Denounces Senate's Veto Override of H.B. 68
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) condemned the Ohio Senate's decision to override the governor's veto of House Bill 68, which bans gender-affirming care for trans minors and bans transgender student athletes from participating in sports that align with their gender identity.
January 8, 2024 Smith Chosen as NCEL's Interim Ohio State Lead
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) released a statement on his selection as the 2024 interim Ohio State Lead for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL).
December 13, 2023 Smith Condemns Anti-Trans Attacks
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued a statement after the Ohio Senate voted to pass House Bill 68, which will ban critical gender-affirming health care for minors and ban transgender student-athletes from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity, effectively banning them from school sports entirely.
December 6, 2023 Smith Votes Yes on House Bill 86
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued a statement regarding his yes vote on House Bill 86, which made changes to the adult use recreational marijuana laws passed under Issue 2.
December 5, 2023 Smith Calls for Excise Tax for Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) released a statement regarding his proposed amendment to House Bill 86, which would allow counties to establish an excise tax on marijuana products.
November 28, 2023 Smith Introduces OhioSounds Legislation
Smith Introduces OhioSounds Legislation
 
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) provided sponsor testimony for Senate Bill 171, which would create the Ohio Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit, also known as OhioSounds.
November 13, 2023 Smith Denounces Recent Antisemitic Events
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) released a statement regarding the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery that took place over the weekend of November 11. 
November 7, 2023 Democrats Celebrate Election Results
Today, members of the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus responded to the results of the November 7 general election.  
October 11, 2023 Smith Denounces Senate Resolutions
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued the following statements after the Ohio Senate voted along party lines on resolutions opposing the passage of State Issues 1 and 2.
September 22, 2023 Smith Criticizes Redistricting Commission Schedule
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) released a statement regarding the Ohio Redistricting Commission (ORC) scheduling a public hearing on Yom Kippur.
September 20, 2023 Democrats Support New FTC and DOJ Merger Guidelines
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) and state Representatives Munira Abdullahi (D-Columbus), Dani Isaacsohn (D-Cincinnati), and Elliot Forhan (D-South Euclid) joined 52 other state legislators from 22 states to submit comments supporting Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) corporate merger guidelines.
September 7, 2023 Smith Introduces Utility Reform Legislation
Smith Introduces Utility Reform Legislation
 
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) held a press conference to announce the introduction of three bills pertaining to utility regulation in Ohio. Senator Smith was joined by state Senator Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus), University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's, the Ohio Environmental Council, Ohio Citizen Action and the Black Environmental Leaders Action Fund.
June 30, 2023 Smith Condemns State Budget
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued the following statement after the Ohio Senate voted to accept conference committee changes to House Bill 33, the state operating budget.
June 15, 2023 Smith Condemns Senate Budget
Smith Condemns Senate Budget
 
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued the following statement after the Ohio Senate voted to pass their version of House Bill 33, the state operating budget.
May 17, 2023 Smith Condemns Passage of Senate Bill 83
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued the following statement after the Ohio Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 83, the highly controversial Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act.
May 10, 2023 Smith Condemns Concurrence of S.J.R. 2
Today, state Senator Kent Smith (D-Euclid) issued a statement after the Ohio Senate voted along party lines to concur with the changes made by the House of Representatives to Senate Joint Resolution 2, which would raise the threshold for Ohioans to pass citizen-initiated constitutional amendments from a simple majority to 60%.