State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the installation of cameras in four additional House hearing rooms, signaling the completion of a major project to offer live coverage of all House committee meetings for the first time, fulfilling a long-time Democratic priority of a more open and transparent committee process.
Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair and Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today sent a letter on behalf of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus to UAW President Gary Jones expressing support for the UAW members as they continue to strike. The UAW has been striking since Monday, September 16, after contract negotiations with General Motors failed to reach a compromise.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) released a statement today regarding the Ohio Department of Education’s release of school report cards:
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) Wednesday held a community town hall as part of the Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour, a statewide legislative town hall series hosted by House Democratic members. The purpose of the tour is to hear from constituents in their districts about their most pressing concerns, answer questions, and discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led, legislative wins for working people and families.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced a town hall meeting on August 28, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the City of Barberton Active Adult Center to discuss the state budget, bipartisan priorities and a number of recent Democratic-led wins for working people and families in Barberton.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend:
“I am saddened by the horrific event and the loss of life,” said Galonski. “Ohio can fulfill its promise to families by considering a repeal of some of our gun bills that don’t make Ohioans feel more safe.”
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday will take place starting today, Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.
“Last year, I was proud to support making the sales tax holiday a recurring event. Having the right tools to educate yourself is just as important as the education itself. The sales tax holiday alleviates some of the financial burden that comes with starting another school year,” said Galonski.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement in favor of House Bill (HB) 6, a bill to subsidize Ohio’s nuclear power plants and a number of other high-production energy plants that service the Buckeye State. Proponents of the bill say it will protect thousands of good paying union jobs and save consumers money on their monthly utility bills.
“I believe that the value of keeping nuclear energy jobs outweighed anything negative in the bill. Nuclear energy is cleaner than the alternatives offered by the oil and gas industry, which seemed to have spent a vast amount of resources lobbying on this issue. I’m also thankful for Ohio families that this bill saved 4,000 jobs without a net rate increase on Ohio consumers,” Galonski said.
Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and other Democratic lawmakers today issued a statement following Amazon’s announcement of more than 1500 jobs coming to Akron.
Ohio State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement in support of the finalized version of the state budget, House Bill (HB) 166. Today’s vote follows more than two weeks of Republican dysfunction and gridlock, which forced lawmakers to pass a short-term funding extension before finally compromising on a long-term deal late Tuesday.
“The Ohio Promise is that all Ohioans will prosper if they work hard. I voted for the budget because I believe in many of the opportunities the bill creates for Ohio families. I sincerely wish that the bill would have gone further to protect public school education and maintain oversight over charter schools. I will continue to work hard to address these deficits,” Galonski said.