Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
 
 
December 6, 2018
Today, the Ohio Senate passed an amended version of House Bill 228. The controversial legislation, which before it was amended would have made Ohio a Stand-Your-Ground state, now primarily changes burden of proof standards in cases of self-defense and further limits cities' ability to regulate firearms.
 
August 31, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) submitted the following letter to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on AT&T's request to end its Lifeline contract.
 
August 16, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) commented on the publication of state Auditor Dave Yost's report on prescription drug pricing by pharmacy benefit managers.
 
August 14, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) issued the following statement in response to the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s decision to fire the pharmacy middlemen that have made $223.7 million ...
 
August 8, 2018
Today, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the Electric Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) overcharged the State of Ohio $80 million dollars by providing "learning opportunities" for students without tracking whether or not students were actually engaged with or participated in ECOT's lessons. State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statement in response:
 
July 17, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) criticized a move by CVS Caremark to prevent the release of a report analyzing how much pharmacy middlemen profit off of their relationship with the Ohio Medicaid program. 
 
July 10, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) voted to protect Ohio consumers from predatory payday lenders by supporting Substitute House Bill 123.
 
June 27, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) expressed his disappointment and frustration with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Janus v AFSCME, Council 31 case.
 
June 11, 2018
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Ohio's voter purging system in a 5-4 ruling. Ohio's voter purge policy, which is widely regarded as the most aggressive in the country, allows the state to purge voters who have not voted in six years and do not respond to a notice.
 
June 7, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) praised the passage in the Ohio House of Representatives of legislation that will improve the compensation rights of wrongfully imprisoned individuals.
 
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