COLUMBUS – State Representative Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) announced this week the passage of House Bill (H.B.) 614, legislation that allocates a total of $650 million in federal CARES Act relief funds for local governments in Ohio. The funds are to be used to offset costs faced by local governments directly caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Previously approved by the Ohio Senate, the bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.
COLUMBUS –As National Small Business Week comes to a close, State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) continues to call for action on House Democratic legislation to support small businesses that have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS—State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced that the Ohio House accepted the conference report for Senate Bill (SB) 163, legislation creating the Summit Metro Parks license plate. The bill now moves to the governor’s desk for his signature.
COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced the successful House concurrence vote of House Bill (HB) 8, her bipartisan legislation with State Rep. Susan Manchester (R-Lakeview) to improve foster care training. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.
COLUMBUS –State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today recognized National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to encourage participation in this November’s election despite challenges caused by the pandemic and a failure by Republican state leaders to make this unprecedented election more accessible.
COLUMBUS –Ohio Democratic Women’s Legislative Caucus Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today issued a statement following the news that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87 from complications of cancer.
COLUMBUS –Today, on the first-ever National Black Voter Day, Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) issued a statement calling for action to eliminate systemic barriers to voting in Ohio. The call comes as the Ohio Senate considers House Bill (HB) 680, the GOP election bill that would create new voting restrictions like shortening the time for voters to request absentee ballots, eliminating the ability for the secretary of state to prepay return postage for ballot materials, and barring the Health Director and other officials from affecting the conduct of elections—even in the interest of public health.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) today announced local recipients of the BroadbandOhio Connectively Grant program. Awards from the Governor’s office were given to the following area schools:
COLUMBUS –Today, State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) participated in a virtual press conference with other House Democratic lawmakers to discuss legislative solutions that are needed as the state faces multiple unprecedented crises. The Ohio House was scheduled to meet for an if-needed House session today, but Speaker Robert Cupp canceled on Friday, Sept. 11.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and House Democrats slammed GOP lawmakers on the Controlling Board Monday for refusing to approve funds to cover the cost of absentee ballot postage for Ohio voters ahead of the November election.