COLUMBUS– State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement after the Supreme Court’s conservative majority struck down Roe v. Wade, which established the right to access safe and legal abortion care in the United States.
AKRON – Friday, May 27, 2022, State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), in collaboration with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Akron Children’s Hospital, hosted a bike helmet giveaway for first and second grade students at the Helen Arnold Community Learning Center.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the passage of the capital budget, House Bill (HB) 687, by the Ohio House of Representatives.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the State Controlling Board approved over $3.8 million to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services to continue supporting operations for unemployment benefits. Over $800,000 will be used to help combat unemployment fraud while over $2.9 million will be used to support UFacts unemployment application process. This process was initially established to implement the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced that the State Controlling Board approved over $96 million in additional funding for the Bridge Formula Program from the recently passed federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-34) introduced legislation this week to reinstate the Ohio Women’s Policy and Research Commission (WPRC). The commission, if the bill is passed, would be tasked with identifying and addressing issues that impact women’s advancement. Including addressing health, economic, educational, and other inequities that women face today.
COLUMBUS– State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) last week announced the Ohio House passage of House Bill (HB) 597, which reappropriates over $2 billion in capital funds for the FY 2023-24 biennium.
COLUMBUS – Today, House and Senate Democrats issued a joint response to Gov. DeWine’s State of the State speech.
AKRON – Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several major items, including $530,000 for the University of Akron Campus Safety Project. Rep. Sykes previously supported this project during the Capital Budget of the 133rd General Assembly.
COLUMBUS – Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced that the state Controlling Board approved several major items this week, including $150 million to increase testing services and the availability of at-home rapid tests.