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COLUMBUS— State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today applauded Gov. Mike DeWine as he signed into law House Bill (HB) 197, which will provide needed supports to working people, families and businesses in Ohio amid the coronavirus outbreak. It passed both legislative chambers unanimously Wednesday.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today introduced legislation to halt all debt collections until after Gov. DeWine’s state of emergency declaration expires and to declare an emergency. The legislation is modeled after federal legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

COLUMBUS— State lawmakers returned to the Statehouse today to address the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate relief to everyday Ohioans. State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) released a statement today following the unanimous passage of an omnibus bill (HB 197) that would prohibit utility shut-offs, waive state testing requirements, freeze EdChoice eligibility, extend voting in the primary election, postpone the state income tax filing deadline among several other measures.

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Wed, Mar 25, 2020

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today joined Democratic colleagues to outline several key priorities as lawmakers return to the Statehouse this week to take up emergency measures to address the public health and economic crises facing the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon, Mar 23, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 12, his bipartisan legislation with state Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown) to create the Children’s Behavioral Health Prevention Network Stakeholder Group, officially takes effect after being signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine 90 days ago.

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Thu, Mar 19, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 12, his bipartisan legislation with state Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown) to create the Children’s Behavioral Health Prevention Network Stakeholder Group, officially takes effect after being signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine 90 days ago.

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Thu, Mar 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today called on Gov. Mike DeWine to use his executive authority to release funds to create a temporary, emergency paid leave program for Ohio workers affected by the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. West’s call follows two letters sent this week on behalf of the caucus pushing for benefits to ensure the economic security of Ohio families.

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) today unveiled a concurrent resolution to declare a state of emergency on childhood trauma in Ohio.

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 277, his bipartisan bill with State Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) to require the recording of interrogations for most major felonies.

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Thu, Feb 20, 2020

State Reps. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) and Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) today unveiled House Bill 469, which will cut out-of-pocket prescription costs for patients.

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Wed, Jan 22, 2020