Senate District 28
Vernon Sykes
 
 
April 26, 2021
In response to a letter sent to Governor Mike DeWine by state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) requesting accessible Covid-19 vaccination locations in the Akron region, one permanent vaccination site and two pop-up clinics will open in the Akron area.
 
April 14, 2021
Today, the Ohio Senate Finance Committee will start informally hearing the 2022-2023 state budget. Ranking member state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statement:
 
March 17, 2021
Today, Senator Sykes (D-Akron) applauded the Senate passage of Senate Bills 108, 109 and 110, which address the financial impact of Covid-19 in the state of Ohio.
 
March 8, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release over $88 million for multiple state agencies to continue their response against Covid-19.
 
March 2, 2021
Today, state Senators Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) announced the introduction of the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Reciprocity Bill, which will create certification reciprocity for all state certified MBEs with all political subdivisions within the state.
 
February 25, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Callis Tower in Channelwood Village, which is owned and operated by Alpha Homes. It was a coordinated effort by Alpha Homes and the Summit County Public Health Department.
 
February 8, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release $20,000 to the Ohio Capital Access Program (OCAP) reserve fund to assist minority-owned small businesses with financing needs.
 
February 1, 2021
Today, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and state Senator and Minority Ranking Member on the Senate Finance Committee Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) released the following statements after Governor Mike DeWine announced the biennial budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023:
 
January 25, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release $133 million in federal funding, in part to assist Ohioans with rent and utilities, as part of the state's continued response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
January 25, 2021
Today, state Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) supported the Ohio Controlling Board's decision to release $1,306,651.50 as a settlement payment to Laurese Glover and Derrick Wheatt, who were wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 20 years by the State of Ohio.
 
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