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COLUMBUS—State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today applauded Superior Dairy Incorporated for its plans to expand in Canton, which include the creation of 123 new jobs and the retention of 313 jobs.

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Wed, Jul 8, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today celebrated the ribbon-cutting of Sunrise Vista Health and Wellness, a new behavioral health hospital in Canton operated by NewVista Healthcare. The 72-bed facility is built on the site of the former Canton Healthcare Center, which closed in the fall of 2018.

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Wed, Jul 8, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representatives Joe Miller (D-Amherst), Thomas West (D-Canton) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) have introduced two related bills that would tackle key issues surrounding police departments in Ohio. The legislation would ultimately allow the chief of police of a municipal corporation to conduct training schools for prospective law enforcement officers. The goal is to create a new unclassified position called “cadets” within the police department, allow for exceptional appointment of candidates with ideal qualifications and resolve any issues regarding lateral transfers within statutory cities.  

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Tue, Jun 30, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced four pieces of legislation to reform and foster greater accountability in law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system.

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Wed, Jun 24, 2020

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today joined Dem lawmakers to urge House Republican leaders to call the chamber back into session to address several critical issues facing the state, including health and the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism and police brutality, questions surrounding the November election, and looming state budget shortfalls.

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Wed, Jun 24, 2020

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today signed onto a concurrent resolution urging Congress to designate June 19th a paid federal holiday. This date is to be known as Juneteenth Independence day in recognition of June 19, 1865, when news of the end of slavery reached the southwestern states two months after the end of the American Civil War.  

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Thu, Jun 18, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) issued a statement following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling which held LGBTQ workers are protected from workplace discrimination under federal law.

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Mon, Jun 15, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued a statement as the Ohio House passed House Bill (HB) 481, which would distribute $350 million in federal CARES Act funds to aid coronavirus response in Ohio communities.

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Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Ohio House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), are acting swiftly to respond to the thousands of concerned voices being raised in cities and towns throughout Ohio by announcing today their preliminary legislative plans to combat police brutality. The proposed bills would prohibit profiling, tear gas, and the use of quotas by all law enforcement agencies, as well as call for the independent investigation of officer-involved shootings and the creation of databases to better track problematic behavior and employment history of law enforcement officers.

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Tue, Jun 9, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today applauded the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) for approving a 1.374 percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit to support RMI Titanium Company’s expansion project, which is expected to create 108 new full-time jobs in Canton. 

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Mon, Jun 8, 2020