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June 26, 2024 DeMora Announces $100.5M Investment in Franklin County Projects
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) commended the Ohio Senate's passage of the state's capital budget (House Bill 2), which includes $17.5 million for 18 projects within Ohio's 25th Senate District and over $100.5 million for Franklin County as a whole.
June 26, 2024 DeMora Celebrates Passage of Election Worker Protection Bill
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) celebrated the passage of Senate Bill 173, bipartisan legislation with state Senator Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green), which would prevent the residential and familial information of election workers from being disclosed as a public record. 
June 12, 2024 DeMora, Hicks-Hudson Push to Change Public Utilities Commission
This week, state Senators Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) and Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) testified in favor of Senate Bill 229, which would change the composition of the Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) nominating council and its nomination process. 
June 12, 2024 DeMora, Hicks-Hudson Testify in Support of the Ohio Heath Care Plan Act
Today, state Senators Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) gave sponsor testimony supporting Senate Bill 177, also known as the Ohio Health Care Plan Act. This bill will ensure adequate access to health care for all Ohioans, addressing a statewide need for affordable health care services. 
May 31, 2024 DeMora Blasts Republican Power Grab
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) issued the following statement after the Ohio Senate passed House Bill 1, which bans political contributions by foreign nationals and unnecessarily expands the attorney general's enforcement authority, sidelining the bipartisan Ohio Elections Commission.
May 28, 2024 DeMora Condemns Poison Pill's Passage in Special Session
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) voted against House Bill 271, which originally aimed to modify the numbering of state questions and issues appearing on ballots but was amended at the last minute in the Senate to include anti-democracy language that would attack citizens' ability to participate in ballot initiatives.
May 22, 2024 DeMora Condemns Inclusion of Poison Pill in Yet Another Bipartisan Bill
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) voted against House Bill 305, which originally aimed to modernize courts' electronic filing but was amended at the last minute in the Senate to include over a dozen changes, including controversial language about ballot initiative contributions.
May 17, 2024 DeMora Condemns Introduction of Hateful Resolution Urging Attack Against LGBTQ+ and Transgender Youth
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) condemned the introduction of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11, which seeks to directly assault the LGBTQ+ community.
May 9, 2024 Frank LaRose: Mr. Irrelevant and a Clown Show All Wrapped Together
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) condemned Secretary of State Frank LaRose's statement blaming Democrats for the Ohio House not taking up amended House Bill 114, which includes language that would make it harder for citizen groups to participate in direct democracy through ballot initiatives.
May 8, 2024 DeMora Condemns Tainted House Bill 114
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Colmbus) condemned the Senate's passage of the tainted House Bill 114, which was amended this morning to include language that would allow President Biden to appear on the November ballot and previously unheard language regarding foreign spending in elections.
May 7, 2024 DeMora Denounces Yost's Felony Threat Against Students
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) denounced Attorney General Dave Yost's threat against students exercising their First Amendment right to protest in a letter sent to Ohio's University presidents, citing a law from 1953 meant to crack down on the Ku Klux Klan.
May 3, 2024 DeMora Denounces LaRose for Again Pursuing Voter Purge Ahead of November Election
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) denounced Secretary of State Frank LaRose's intent to purge potentially thousands of voters from the voter rolls ahead of the November election.
April 26, 2024 Democratic Caucus Leadership, Franklin County Delegation, Jewish Caucus Release Statement on Ohio State University Demonstrations
Leaders of the Ohio Democratic Caucus, the Franklin County House and Senate delegation and the Jewish Caucus released the following statement concerning the overnight protests and arrests on the campus of the Ohio State University. 
April 15, 2024 DeMora Condemns Passage of Harmful Administrative Rules
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) condemned the passage of several administrative rules that would unnecessarily ban gender reassignment surgery on minors, even though such surgeries have never taken place in Ohio.
April 10, 2024 DeMora Responds to Governor's State of the State Address
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine's State of the State address.
February 28, 2024 DeMora Condemns Senate Bill 215
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) condemned the passage of Senate Bill 215, a Republican bill that is meant to limit certain campaign contributions from foreign nationals but creates a host of unintended consequences.
January 24, 2024 DeMora Denounces Senate's Veto Override of H.B. 68
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) 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 10, 2024 DeMora Condemns Hateful Veto Override
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) issued a statement after the Ohio House voted to override the Governor's veto of 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 29, 2023 DeMora Applauds Veto of Disgraceful H.B. 68
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) issued a statement after Governor DeWine vetoed House Bill 68, which would have banned critical gender-affirming health care for minors and banned transgender student-athletes from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity, effectively banning them from school sports entirely.
December 13, 2023 DeMora Condemns Anti-Trans Attacks
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) 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 DeMora Votes Yes on House Bill 86
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) issued the following statement after the Ohio Senate passed House Bill 86, which made changes to the adult use recreational marijuana laws passed under Issue 2.
December 4, 2023 DeMora Outraged at Efforts to Undermine Voter Approval of Adult-Use Cannabis
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) spoke out against recently proposed Republican changes to State Issue 2, the voter-approved initiated statute to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis. 
November 29, 2023 DeMora Disgusted by Out-of-State Extremists Testifying to Bully Kids
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) denounced the hordes of out-of-state, Republican-backed, lie-spewing Fox News pundits who testified in favor of the bigoted, discriminatory, and extremist House Bill 68, which would ban six Ohio children from participating in sports. Several of the people who testified are paid by right-wing extremist organizations to promote hate nationwide.
November 20, 2023 DeXora Calls on University of Xichigan Football PrograX to AdXit Cheating
Today, state Senator Bill DeXora (D-ColuXbus) issued the following stateXent. 
November 17, 2023 DeMora Speaks Out Against Concerning Rise of Islamophobia and Antisemitism in Ohio
Today, state Senator Bill DeMora (D-Columbus) spoke out against the rising trend of Islamophobia and antisemitism in the central Ohio region.