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April 10, 2019 Senate Democrats Oppose Nation's Most Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill
Senate Democrats Oppose Nation's Most Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill
 
Today, the Ohio legislature gave final approval to the six-week abortion ban, the nation's most extreme anti-choice bill, sending it to Governor Mike DeWine for his anticipated signature.
April 2, 2019 Antonio Comments on Passage of Transportation Budget
Antonio Comments on Passage of Transportation Budget
 
April 1, 2019 Antonio and Brenner Announce Creation of Ohio Developmental Disabilities Caucus
Antonio and Brenner Announce Creation of Ohio Developmental Disabilities Caucus
 
Senators Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) today announced details for the inaugural meeting of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Caucus, which will be exploring new and innovative ways to provide support and improve the quality of life for Ohioans living with disabilities. The bipartisan co-chairs plan to hold the first meeting in Columbus on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m.
March 25, 2019 Antonio Applauds Funding for Housing Project
Antonio Applauds Funding for Housing Project
 
State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) is pleased to announce that the Emerald Development and Economic Network in Cleveland will receive $500,000 to build apartments for local residents with severe mental health issues.
March 21, 2019 Antonio Comments on Transportation Budget
Antonio Comments on Transportation Budget
 
State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), who serves as the Senate transportation committee's ranking member, released the following statement after voting to approve the state transportation budget:
March 15, 2019 Antonio Comments on Medicaid Work Requirements' Approval
Antonio Comments on Medicaid Work Requirements' Approval
 
State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) today expressed concern with the approval of work requirements for Ohio's Medicaid expansion population by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
March 15, 2019 Antonio Provides Sponsor Testimony on the Ohio Fairness Act
Antonio Provides Sponsor Testimony on the Ohio Fairness Act
 
This week, State Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) provided sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 11, the "Ohio Fairness Act." This legislation would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing or public accommodations.
March 13, 2019 Antonio and Senate Democrats Vote Against Six-Week Abortion Ban
Antonio and Senate Democrats Vote Against Six-Week Abortion Ban
 
For the second time in four months, the Republican-controlled Ohio Senate today passed the six-week abortion ban, Senate Bill 23.
March 8, 2019 Bi-Partisan Support Emerges to Fuel Increased RTA Funding
Bi-Partisan Support Emerges to Fuel Increased RTA Funding
 
On the heels of the historic passage of Ohio House bill 62 allocating $100 million each year for public transportation, two members of the Northeast Ohio delegation tell the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) that if the tax passes the Ohio Senate and becomes law, the investment will help the millions of people who depend on public transportation to get to their jobs, schools and doctors. And those positive impacts will be felt across Ohio's economy.
March 5, 2019 Antonio Comments on State of the State
Antonio Comments on State of the State
 
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine's State of the State address.
March 1, 2019 Area lawmakers respond to deal to end Parma teacher strike
Area lawmakers respond to deal to end Parma teacher strike
 
State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and State Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) today issued statements following reports that teachers at the Summit Academy Parma reached a deal with school administrators to end the ongoing teacher strike at the school.
February 22, 2019 Antonio Concerned About Teacher Labor Dispute
Antonio Concerned About Teacher Labor Dispute
 
February 20, 2019 Antonio Applauds DeWine for Pausing Ohio's Death Penalty
Antonio Applauds DeWine for Pausing Ohio's Death Penalty
 
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) released the following statement regarding Governor DeWine's announcement to freeze the use of the death penalty in Ohio until a new method can be developed and then deemed constitutional by the courts.
February 14, 2019 Antonio Appointed as Top Democrat on Transportation and Health Committees
Antonio Appointed as Top Democrat on Transportation and Health Committees
 
The Ohio Senate recently announced that state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) will serve as Ranking Democratic Member on the following committees for the 133rd General Assembly:
February 14, 2019 Antonio Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Ohioans from Housing, Employment Discrimination
Antonio Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Ohioans from Housing, Employment Discrimination
 
State Sen. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced today that she has introduced Senate Bill 11, the "Ohio Fairness Act," to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing or public accommodations. Senator Antonio was joined in co-sponsorship by her Democratic colleagues and state Senator Michael Rulli (R-Salem).
January 14, 2019 Antonio Applauds Governor DeWine's Anti-Discrimination Executive Order
Antonio Applauds Governor DeWine's Anti-Discrimination Executive Order
 
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) applauded newly-elected Governor Mike DeWine on his executive order outlining comprehensive, inclusive anti-discrimination policy for state government employees.
January 7, 2019 Antonio Sworn into Office as State Senator
Antonio Sworn into Office as State Senator
 
Today, Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) took the oath of office to serve in the Ohio Senate during the 133rd General Assembly.