Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
 
 
November 10, 2020
This week, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release more than $50 million in federal funding to assist local health departments, Joint Vocational School Districts, children with IEPs and behavioral health providers across Ohio as they continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
November 6, 2020
Today, state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) announced the introduction of the Fair School Funding Plan (Senate Bill 376) to reform Ohio's school funding system to meet the diverse needs of all students and school districts while accommodating the realities of the state budget.
 
October 26, 2020
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release $546.4 million in federal funding to assist Ohioans throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
October 23, 2020
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) announced that Senate Bill 163, which includes his legislation to create an Eastern European of Ohio license plate, was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine.
 
October 5, 2020
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement in response to Secretary of State Frank LaRose's decision to allow county boards of elections to install multiple absentee ballot drop boxes - but only at their offices.
 
September 30, 2020
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released a statement in response to Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals's decision to overturn a previous ruling requiring Secretary of State Frank LaRose to accept electronic absentee ballot requests.
 
September 29, 2020
State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) voted with the Ohio Controlling Board this week to approve more than $140 million in additional funds for unemployment assistance.  
 
September 14, 2020
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes issued a statement in response to the Controlling Board's decision to not prepay postage for mail-in ballots.
 
August 24, 2020
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release $175 million in federal funding to assist local governments across Ohio as they continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
May 12, 2020
This week, state Senator Dr. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the decision by the Ohio Controlling Board to release $52.5 million in federal funding to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services for improvements in the state's unemployment compensation system.
 
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