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State Reps. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today introduced legislation to eliminate Ohio’s current 25-year statute of limitations for rape. More than half of U.S. states do not have limits on when victims can file rape claims.

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Tue, May 1, 2018

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 529, the Capital Budget bill, which provides capital appropriations for various community projects throughout Ohio for fiscal year 2019-2020.

“This bill is imperative for so many community organizations across the state. These funds will be used to support projects that improve education, develop communities, promote the arts and expand health services for our constituents,” said Galonski. “This bipartisan effort supports each and every one of our communities in some way while simultaneously improving Ohioans’ quality of life. I’m delighted to see state funds go toward such innovative projects in my district and beyond.”

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Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Ohio House Democratic lawmakers this evening responded to Gov. Kasich’s annual State of the State address in Westerville, Ohio. Though the governor touted a comeback for the Buckeye State, House Democrats noted that Ohioans disproportionately face lower quality-of-life standards than the rest of the nation. 

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Tue, Mar 6, 2018

State Reps. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today applauded the passage of House Bill (HB) 415, which would create a new state fund to provide funding to local governments for road improvement projects. Sykes and Galonski both cosponsored the legislation.

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Wed, Feb 28, 2018

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement in support of the Working People’s Day of Action planned for Saturday, February 24 at the Ohio Statehouse. The Ohio march comes on the heels of the introduction of six Republican-sponsored constitutional amendments to implement so-called “right to work” legislation and other workplace restrictions in the Buckeye State. 

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today called for constituents and the public to share their concerns, suggestions and other thoughts regarding the direction of the state through a new online survey.

“I do my best to reach out to as many constituents as possible and stay engaged in our community, but I want to be sure all of my constituents have a way to reach me that works best for them,” said Galonski. “This online survey allows me to have a better, more holistic look at the needs of those living in District 35.” 

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced her appointment to the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) 2018 Bylaws Committee, which is tasked with reviewing and recommending changes to its set of bylaws. 

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Thu, Feb 15, 2018

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today released the following statement in response to a Republican proposal to create a mega-department of education with an additional state school board and superintendent:

“The last thing children and parents need is even more chaos at the Statehouse, and yet the Ohio legislature continues to thumb its nose at its constitutional duty to serve students and taxpayers across the state. 

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Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Following months of negotiation, the Ohio House today passed Senate Joint Resolution 5, bipartisan legislation that puts a constitutional amendment before voters in May to restrict congressional gerrymandering in the state. 

“When we work together to achieve compromise, sometimes we end up with a solution that has flaws. Ohioans can trust that this solution was hard fought,” said state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron).

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Tue, Feb 6, 2018

State Reps. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today provided sponsor testimony on House Bill (HB) 461, the Protect Trafficked Minors Act, which would mirror Ohio law with federal law in cases involving the human trafficking of minors aged 16 and 17-years-old. 

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Tue, Jan 30, 2018