Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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