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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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).
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.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today responded to Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West’s announcement of suspending operations at Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and urges the House Education and Career Readiness Committee to begin hearings on House Bill (HB) 418, which establishes a statutory requirement for schools to transfer student records upon request.
“Although I do not support ECOT’s fraudulent reporting methods or its significant misappropriation of taxpayer dollars, I cannot help but be heartbroken for the thousands of students impacted by this decision,” said Galonski. “Ohio’s children deserve an equal opportunity to receive a quality education, and now it is our job to make sure that these students are taken care of.”
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today released a statement following the announcement that the city of Akron has been selected as the first city in the United States to be part of eBay’s Retail Revival program. The yearlong program will allow dozens of area businesses to collaborate with eBay’s platform to market their products and services to the global marketplace.
State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) recently announced her appointment to the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Task Force on International Relations, which explores the important role states can play in global affairs.
“It is important for states to research and foster global relationships so they may expand their potential impact in unique ways well beyond the border,” said Galonski. “Being able to take part in these conversations is truly an honor, and I look forward to putting partisanship aside to address important global issues.”