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State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) issued the following statement today after voting "no" on the final version of the biennial state budget (HB 153) as reported by the Conference Committee: "Instead of focusing on jobs, we have nearly 5,000 pages of policy changes and drastic, unfair cuts in this budget. Local governments and the neediest school districts are the most adversely affected. "Republicans also removed the five percent reduction in state legislator pay. I wanted this budget to be about shared sacrifice, not safeguarding special interests."
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Senator Brown Recognizes UT Urban Affairs Renaming In Honor Of Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford


Columbus – Today in the Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) gave testimony to advocate for a budget amendment recognizing the renaming of the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center in honor of former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford.


Senators Brown And Gardner Honor State Hockey Champions


Columbus--Today, Senators Edna Brown (D-Toledo) and Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) honored the St. Francis de Sales Hockey Team with a resolution from the Ohio Senate for defeating Lakewood St. Edward High School 3-1 at the state championship finals on March 14th at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. 


Senator Brown Reintroduces Bill To Abolish Death Penalty


Columbus—Today,Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) introduced SB 154 to abolish the use of capital punishment in Ohio. Senator Brown introduced similar legislation during the 129th and 130th Ohio General Assemblies.


Senator Brown Announces Over $3 Million In Funding For Toledo Institutions


Columbus –Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced the state Controlling Board has approved over $3.6 million in funding to three Toledo institutions for infrastructure improvements.