COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today provided sponsor testimony for House Bill (HB) 396, which was originally introduced on Nov. 5, 2019. HB 396 aims to eliminate the ability of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to implement spread pricing techniques. The legislation also outlines different measures PBMs would have to take to be more transparent in regards to the number of rebates received and distributed.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today applauded the House passage of House Bill (HB) 264, bipartisan legislation aimed at saving taxpayer money and improving public water and waste water infrastructure projects in Ohio.
Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the unanimous passage of Senate Bill (SB) 77, bipartisan legislation to designate June 12 as Women Veteran’s Day. Rep. Galonski said SB 77 reaffirms Ohio’s promise to care for and honor the more than 67,000 women veterans living across the state. Women make up nearly 10 percent of all veterans nationally.
The Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus (ODWLC) today called for hearings on several anti-domestic violence bills they say will protect victims and ensure safer homes for thousands of children and families across Ohio.
“Part of the Ohio Promise is to make sure that all Ohioans are able to live safely and securely. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women’s Caucus is uniting to fight for our sisters and put an end to domestic violence,” said ODWLC Chair Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron).
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement following an announcement of $105 million in funding for statewide public transit efforts, which was passed with Democratic backing in the state’s transportation budget earlier this year.
The Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus (ODWLC) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, October 30, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ohio Statehouse Ladies Gallery to urge action on anti-domestic violence legislation, which they say is being held up in the Republican-controlled, male-dominated state legislature. The ODWLC call to action comes amid Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today applauded the House passage of Senate Bill (SB) 26, which includes a provision to eliminate Ohio sales taxes on feminine hygiene products, commonly known as the Pink Tax, which would save Ohio women millions of dollars each year.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan presented John Hentosz with a Quilt of Valor and proclamation recognizing September 23, 2019, as John Hentosz Day in the city of Akron.
“John Hentosz served his country with conviction and pride and it is only right that we honor him.,” said Rep. Galonski. “Although nothing any of us say or do will ever be sufficient enough to thank him for his service, it was a true honor to present him with a Quilt of Valor. My sincere hope is that it serves as a reminder that his state and city genuinely appreciate his service.”
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.