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COLUMBUS– State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) called for action on  House Bill (HB) 266, their legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal and civil sex crimes, after a federal judge Wednesday dismissed all outstanding Strauss abuse cases against Ohio State University, citing the expired statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims. 

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of  $175.3 million in federal funds to improve the processing of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims to support Ohioans who lost their jobs during the pandemic through no fault of their own, as well as the allocation of $106 million to purchase at-home COVID-19 testing kits, which have been difficult for Ohioans to access due to increased demand for tests and limited supply.

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Mon, Sep 20, 2021

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued a statement today after the Redistricting Commission failed to meet its constitutional duty to release, hold three hearings on, and adopt a state legislative district map by Sept. 1. Even though other maps have been presented to the Commission, the Commission itself has neither produced nor worked on one, and co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) has not given a date that the Commission will propose a map for review.  

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Thu, Sep 2, 2021

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $121.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to support homeless youth, preschool students and children with disabilities.

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Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $84.7 million for various highway and road construction projects across the state.

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Mon, Aug 16, 2021

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced that the Ohio Redistricting Commission will be holding one of its 10 regional hearings at the University of Akron on Friday, August 27, at 9:30 a.m. Her announcement comes following Thursday’s release of 2020 U.S. Census data, which Ohio University has collected and transformed into a database to guide the redistricting process. The hearings are an opportunity for state officials to hear from their constituents as the Redistricting Commission and the Ohio General Assembly begin redrawing Congressional and state legislative district maps.

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Mon, Aug 16, 2021

COLUMBUS — Reps. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today introduced legislation that would establish a grant program to help local courts address issues of human trafficking and forced prostitution. The programs aim to help victims of sexual exploitation break free and to educate johns on the harm forced prostitution has on victims and society. 

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Fri, Aug 13, 2021
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Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) hosted a stop on the Ohio House Democrats’ Ohio Promise: Opportunity Agenda Tour on Wednesday, August 4 in Barberton. The event was part of a statewide series of town halls where local lawmakers discuss statewide issues like jobs and economic development, education, protecting healthcare access, and the freedom to vote. Rep. Galonski’s event also gave citizens the opportunity to ask questions and offer input on ways to address the issues facing their communities.

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Thu, Aug 5, 2021

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $124,925 for Stark State College to relocate its existing Welding Technology Center in Barberton to its Perkins campus in Akron. The new location will be renovated to accommodate existing equipment coming from the Barberton facility.

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Mon, Aug 2, 2021

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced that monthly Child Tax Credit payments will begin to be dispersed today, July 15. The American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit up to $3,000 per year, or $250 per month, for families whose children are between 6-17 years old and up to $3,600 per year, or $300 per month,  for families with children under 6 years old. Most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action.

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Thu, Jul 15, 2021