COLUMBUS—State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) joined House Democrats to release their proposal for holding a safe and accessible presidential election this November amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century. Highlights of the plan include mailing a ballot with prepaid return postage to every voter, extending the ballot postmark date to Election Day, enhancing safety for in-person voting and expanding voter registration.
Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement following the Ohio Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the constitutionality of legislation passed in 2015 that created the state’s controversial academic distress commissions:
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the state Controlling Board approved more than $132 million in funding to bolster unemployment benefits, provide assistance for small businesses and manufacturers, and support state and local COVID-19 response efforts amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced today that through the Attorney General’s office, $950,000 will be distributed to Ohio domestic violence shelters throughout the state. The Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties was one of the shelters named and will receive approximately $17,812.50 in funding for domestic violence grants and statewide training grants.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today released a statement following the dangerous and partisan attack on Dr. Amy Acton by House Republicans:
COLUMBUS— As many Ohioans will be called back to work in May, many will be faced with impossible decisions related to work, health and family as this ongoing pandemic continues: how to return to work when you have children at home and no one to care for them with daycares and schools closed; how to keep those high-risk individuals who will remain quarantined safe when workers return home; and what protections exist for workers in and out of the workplace or who do fall ill with COVID-19.
COLUMBUS – State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted urging them to allow Ohioans to continue to be eligible for unemployment coverage if they choose not to return to work due to their unique circumstances.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) calls for a “responsible restart” for Ohio, outlining 10 recommendations following several weeks of testimony during the OHIO 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force proceedings, as well feedback heard from constituents, local health officials and business leaders.
COLUMBUS- State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced that the Ohio Controlling Board approved $8,556,587 in federal coronavirus relief funds to the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Fund. These funds were the result of the passage of the federal Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. Funds will be used to increase testing capacity and carry out mitigation strategies, including surveillance, contact tracing and infection control measures.
State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today joined State Sen. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) in writing a letter to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton outlining steps to combat racial disparities in health outcomes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The joint letter is part of an effort by the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) to address racial and ethnic disparities in the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.