Emilia Sykes

New Ohio House Speaker Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) speaks during an announcement of a proposed overhaul school funding for schools in Ohio at the Statehouse in Columbus, March 25, 2019.
John Minchillo / AP

New Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) might be called the accidental speaker.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
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The Ohio House voted unanimously to remove Larry Householder as Ohio House Speaker, just minutes after a federal grand jury indicted Householder and four others in a $60 million racketeering conspiracy connected to last year's nuclear bailout bill.

Democrats in the Ohio House say lawmakers need to deal with some important business this summer instead of taking time off.

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron)
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The leader of Ohio House Democrats has criticized a slate of proposed police reforms announced by Gov. Mike DeWine this week, saying that they don't get to the root problem of policing.

Protesters march in downtown Columbus on June 2, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

As more than 100 protestors chanted and demonstrated outside the Statehouse on Thursday, the Ohio House held a voting session that concluded with some passionate comments about the killing of George Floyd and the bigger issues his death has raised.

Police in riot gear in front of a protest at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

The top Democrat in the Ohio House says it’s time to take recommendations and reports about community policing off the shelf and put them in action.

Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

An investigation is ongoing into threats targeting two sitting Democratic state lawmakers, a well-known senator from Akron who’s served in both chambers and his daughter, who leads the minority in the Ohio House.

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron)
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Ohio leaders are condemning threats of violence made against Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes and her father, state Sen. Vernon Sykes, last weekend.

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron)
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The Democratic leader of the Ohio House, state Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), says the state has not done enough to address the disproportionate effect COVID-19 is having on black Ohioans.

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron)
Ohio House

A Democratic lawmaker has filed a complaint with the Franklin County Health Department, after the Ohio House Speaker announced plans to allow all 98 representatives in the chamber at the same time during a session.

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during a public inauguration ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A Republican bill that would curb the power of Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton reflects a split in how to restart Ohio's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) unveil new cameras installed in a committee room in March.
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

As Ohio moves closer to allowing certain businesses to reopen after coronavirus closings, Republican and Democratic state lawmakers are raising concerns about Gov. Mike DeWine's plan and promoting their own ideas.

House Democrats are trying to create a tool that could make it easier for people to report potential wage discrimination. They believe an anonymous hotline would shine a light on unreported disparities.

House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron)
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Democratic lawmakers are pushing for legislation that phases-out the EdChoice private school voucher program, which is based on public school performance. Legislators say the bipartisan House plan, SB89, puts the focus back on making sure the public school system is fair and efficient.

Gov. Mike DeWine, center, speaks between Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, left, and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

As Ohio prison officials work on a way to continue carrying out executions, House and Senate leaders are considering having deeper discussions on the future of the death penalty.

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