Columbus—Today, State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) released the following statement regarding pending recommendations from the Ohio Supreme Court Death Penalty Task Force:
“In making their recommendations, the Supreme Court Task Force has recognized that there are serious and systemic flaws in the handling of capital punishment cases in Ohio. Decades of studies have shown that capital punishment is arbitrarily applied, enormously expensive and wasteful, fails to deter criminal activity, and always carries the possibility of sentencing an innocent person to death. Unfortunately, the task force was prohibited from exploring abolishment; the only solution that fully addresses these systemic flaws.”


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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.