West Introduces Bill Creating Canton Bulldogs License Plate
Bill will allow Canton community members to express local pride, raise money for local schools
November 30, 2017
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State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) yesterday announced the introduction of House Bill (HB) 429, which will create a “Canton Bulldogs” license plate in honor of the Canton McKinley High School’s beloved mascot.

“Members of the Canton community are crazy for our Bulldogs,” said West. “I know a lot of folks back home who would appreciate the chance to express that pride on a license plate, especially since the Massillon Tigers already have a license plate.

In addition to the normal fees associated with a license plate, HB 429 will contribute thirty dollars per plate to the Canton City School District explicitly for the purpose of “student welfare.

“Nobody wants to pay more local taxes, so we are trying to get a little creative with funding our schools after years of education cuts from state government,” said West. “This legislation will allow our community to express their pride while raising money for our local schools. That sounds like a pretty good deal to me.”

HB 429 is expected to be referred to the Transportation and Public Safety Committee, on which West serves as a member.

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