Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
 
 
July 1, 2021
Today, Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 49, legislation introduced by state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) to create a payment assurance program for design professionals.
 
July 1, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statement after Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio's two-year, $75 billion budget bill and issued 14 line-item vetoes.
 
June 29, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) attended Governor Mike DeWine's ceremony to sign House Bill 168 into law. The bill gives Ohio businesses relief from unemployment benefits loan repayments, assists local governments with coronavirus recovery efforts, and funds improvements to water and sewer infrastructure, and pediatric behavioral health.
 
June 28, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) voted in favor of House Bill 110, the state operating budget for fiscal years 2022-2023.
 
June 14, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release more than $840 million over two years for distribution to PASSPORT Administrative Agencies.
 
June 9, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes announced that they voted against House Bill 110, the state operating budget. All members of the Democratic Caucus joined in opposition. 
 
June 2, 2021
Today, state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) announced the Senate's unanimous passage of Senate Bill 105, which allows Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and women- and veteran-owned businesses certified by the state to have that certification recognized statewide.
 
May 25, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) announced that applications are now open for the Ohio Legislative Service Commission's 13-month Legislative and Media Production Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly throughout 2022.
 
May 24, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release over $154 million in capital funding for school buildings in six school districts, including the state's share of over $32 million for Cuyahoga Falls City School District.
 
May 6, 2021
The Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 49, legislation introduced by state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) to create a payment assurance program for design professionals.
 
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