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Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement decrying Republican Statehouse leaders whose failure to come to an agreement on the state budget now threatens a state government shutdown. The Ohio Constitution requires the budget to be passed by July 1.

 

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Sat, Jun 29, 2019

House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today recognized Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, observed annually in June to raise awareness and educate about Alzheimer’s disease.

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Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement following the Supreme Court’s decision in the North Carolina and Maryland partisan gerrymandering cases. The decision will impact the ongoing court challenge to Ohio's congressional map. 

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Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) and state Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today issued a joint statement as members of the state budget conference committee were announced. Cera, the lead Democrat on the House Finance Committee, will represent the caucus on the panel.

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Fri, Jun 21, 2019
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Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today applauded this week’s passage of a series of bipartisan priority bills, including criminal justice reforms, funding to protect Ohio waterways and a proposal to keep moms and babies healthy. Sykes joined Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) to announce the bills at a Statehouse press conference last month. Their joint-announcement followed the Democrats’ unveiling of Ohio Promise, their blueprint for Ohio’s future focused on working together to restore Ohio’s promise of better lives and brighter futures for working people and families. 

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Fri, Jun 21, 2019

State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the closing of her online questionnaire for constituents to share their concerns, suggestions and thoughts on a variety of state issues through a new online survey. The last day to submit your feedback will be Friday, June 28th.

Citizens can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HouseDistrict34

“I appreciate everyone who has provided their feedback so far, your voices are being heard. For those who have not filled out the online survey yet, you still have time. I encourage everyone to stay engaged with me,” said Sykes.

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Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement following the passing of longtime Dispatch Statehouse reporter Jim Siegel:

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Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today applauded the passage of House Bill (HB) 80, the two-year state Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) budget, which contained a number of Democratic priorities, including benefits for first responders with PTSD and reforms to the state’s employee misclassification laws.

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Wed, Jun 5, 2019

House Democratic lawmakers today largely voted against House Bill (HB) 6, legislation to bail out several energy corporations and all but eliminate energy efficiency and renewable energy standards in Ohio.

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Wed, May 29, 2019
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House Minority Leader and State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) on Friday joined members of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and State Highway Patrol at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center to promote the AAP’s Bike Helmet Safety Awareness initiative.

“I’m proud to partner with the Ohio AAP to provide bicycle safety tips and remind children to ‘Put A Lid On It’ to help prevent injuries and save lives,” said Sykes. “We were able to give the kids a special presentation teaching them the importance of wearing a bike helmet and helmets to take home.”

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Tue, May 14, 2019