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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

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that Ohioans with unemployment overpayments through no fault of their own can now request a waiver that would absolve them of repaying these funds back to the state. Ohioans who have already repaid these overpayments but qualify for the waivers will have their money returned. 

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Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $19 billion to be distributed over the next two years to support education in Ohio under the new Fair School Funding formula.

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Mon, Jul 12, 2021

In a memo* Tuesday, Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) called on Gov. DeWine to veto several state budget provisions she says fail to meet the expectations of Ohioans as the state begins to emerge and build back from the pandemic. 

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Tue, Jun 29, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), Ranking Member on the House Civil Justice Committee, today voted in opposition alongside her Democratic colleagues to the committee passage of House Bill (HB) 286, which would allow for a change in jurisdiction for certain public corruption cases from the Franklin County Prosecutor to the defendant’s county of residence. 

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Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $74 million to support Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. $11.9 million will be spent on distributing vaccines, $24.1 million will be spent on contact tracing, and $38.3 million will be spent on testing. The Controlling Board additionally approved the release of more than $17 million for testing in Ohio’s prisons.

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Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Democratic lawmakers on the House Civil Justice Committee, including Ranking Member Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus), Tuesday voted in opposition to an amendment to House Bill 286 that would allow for a change in jurisdiction for certain public corruption cases from the Franklin County Prosecutor to the defendant’s county of residence. 

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Wed, Jun 9, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Representative Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) voted no on an amendment to House Bill 286 today in Civil Justice Committee. HB 286 would change the venue for appeals from an agency order to the local court of common pleas for the business filing the appeal. Amendment AM_134_1342 would change the jurisdiction for offenses against the public administration. Currently, the Franklin County Prosecutor is in charge of prosecuting these cases. This amendment would allow for the defendant to have the case tried in the county of the offender’s residence. 

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Tue, Jun 8, 2021