Sykes Appointed as Top Democrat on Senate Finance Committee
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.
“It’s a great honor to be selected as Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee,” said Sykes. “As a former chairman of the House Finance Committee, I’m familiar with some of the challenges and opportunities that present themselves during the budget process. I look forward to providing leadership and working with my colleagues to enact a state budget that puts workers first. Investments in early childhood education, transportation and voting access will be good places to start.”
The Senate Finance Committee plays a central role in crafting the State’s two-year budget, which is the biggest bill the General Assembly considers during a legislative session in both size and scope. Governor Mike DeWine will submit his biennial budget proposal to the legislature by March 15 and then the House and Senate will each have the opportunity to make changes before sending the budget back to the Governor for his approval before July 1.