Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
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.
June 6, 2018
Today, State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) provided sponsor testimony on his bill to require the State Board of Education to create health education standards for K-12 schools in Ohio, Senate Bill 287, in the Senate Education Committee. 
June 6, 2018
Today, state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) provided sponsor testimony on the Child Gun Safety Act, Senate Bill 279, in the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee. SB 279 would require adult gun owners to keep their firearms housed in locked containers or secured by a trigger lock when a minor is present.
May 10, 2018
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statement in response to state Auditor Dave Yost's press conference regarding the latest audit on ECOT:
April 2, 2018
State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) recently introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 22 urging the federal government to fully fund the 2020 census.
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