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COLUMBUS—Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued a statement as the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 310, which would distribute $350 million in federal CARES Act funds to aid coronavirus response in Ohio communities.

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced that they have sent a joint letter to Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Director Maureen Corcoran requesting that she establish a pathway for Ohio’s pharmacists to be reimbursed for the administration of COVID-19 tests.

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) released a statement today following the weekend’s protests throughout the state:

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Tue, Jun 2, 2020

COLUMBUS— Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today signed onto a House resolution that would designate racism as a public health crisis, echoing similar calls in Cleveland and Franklin County. The resolution, if passed, would be the first of its kind passed at the state level.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 441, his bipartisan bill with Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) to require that police officers and first responders be trained to identify and interact with individuals with dementia, received its first hearing in House Criminal Justice Committee.

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Thu, May 28, 2020

COLUMBUS— Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) yesterday announced the introduction of the Worker Protection Act, Democratic-sponsored legislation to protect at-risk workers from being forced to choose between returning to unsafe working conditions or losing unemployment benefits.

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Wed, May 27, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today applauded the passage of Aisha’s Law, Democratic priority legislation sponsored by Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) that would change how law enforcement agencies respond to domestic violence cases and provide added protections for those in high-risk situations. Democrats say the bill’s passage comes at a critical time as prolonged isolation during the state’s stay-at-home order has led to a spike in domestic violence cases.

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Wed, May 20, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced the passage of Sub. House Bill (HB) 609, his bill to establish a temporary tax amnesty program that would forgive interest and penalties on delinquent taxes.

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Wed, May 20, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that Sub. House Bill (HB) 609, his bill to establish a temporary tax amnesty program that would forgive interest and penalties on delinquent taxes and fees, was unanimously passed by the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Tue, May 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) joined House Democrats to release their proposal for holding a safe and accessible presidential election this November amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century. Highlights of the plan include mailing a ballot with prepaid return postage to every voter, extending the ballot postmark date to Election Day, enhancing safety for in-person voting and expanding voter registration.

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Mon, May 18, 2020