Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
 
 
February 6, 2019
Today, the Ohio Senate announced that state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) will serve as Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Finance Committee for the 133rd General Assembly.
 
January 29, 2019
This week, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and other members of the state Controlling Board approved $22.9 million to repair the North Reservoir Dam at Portage Lakes.
 
January 11, 2019
This week, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) was named Legislator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Elections Officials (OAEO) for his work to bring Ohioans fairer legislative districts and more meaningful representation. Senator Sykes played an instrumental role in the congressional redistricting reform that was approved by the legislature in February 2018 and was later overwhelmingly approved by Ohio voters as a constitutional amendment.
 
January 7, 2019
Today, Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) took the oath of office to serve in the Ohio Senate during the 133rd General Assembly.
 
December 27, 2018
Today, the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature voted to override Governor John Kasich's veto on House Bill 228, watered-down gun legislation that primarily changes burden of proof standards in cases of self-defense and further limits cities' ability to regulate firearms.
 
December 12, 2018
Today, the Republican-controlled Ohio Senate voted to pass a controversial abortion ban, House Bill 258. Ohio Senate Democrats denounced the bill, which would prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
 
December 11, 2018
State Senators Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus), Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) and Vernon Sykes (D-Akron), together with state Representatives Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), today urged the legislature to study the progress and challenges of African Americans in Ohio.
 
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.
 
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