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State Rep Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today announced his appointment to the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, a statewide panel that seeks to engage local communities, state agencies and stakeholders in Ohio to identify ways to prepare and continuously train Ohioans of all ages for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

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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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Thu, Jun 6, 2019

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill (HB) 6, a controversial bill that changes Ohio’s clean energy programs:

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Wed, May 29, 2019

State Reps. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) and Don Manning (R-New Middletown) today gave testimony before the Ohio House Health Committee in support of House Bill (HB) 12, which would create the Ohio Children’s Behavioral Health Network. The network would bring together a diverse group of experts to develop evidence- and outcome-based solutions to improve the mental health of children and young adults across Ohio, with a special focus on prevention.

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Tue, May 28, 2019

Ohio House Democratic lawmakers today announced a number of proposals, including safe storage, red-flag and background check laws, commonsense measures they say will better keep kids and communities safe. The package comes amid debate on House Bill (HB) 178, controversial legislation Democrats say is a solution in search of a problem.

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Wed, May 22, 2019

House Democratic lawmakers today voted in favor of the state budget, House Bill 166, which includes a number of key Democratic priorities, including a significant tax cut for working people and families.

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Thu, May 9, 2019

State Rep Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today announced his appointment to the bipartisan Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, a statewide commission that seeks to enhance the well-being of Ohio’s children by providing opportunities and resources to help fathers become better parents, partners and providers.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood. Supporting fathers is critical to improving the lives of children and strengthening our communities,” said West. “Many fathers have not had the opportunity to learn positive parenting skills or how to process emotions. Providing essential services and programming to fathers can help prevent child abuse and neglect, and empower fathers to take charge of their lives and care for their families in a way that contributes to the well-being of women, children and families alike.”

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Wed, May 8, 2019

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today joined the Ohio House Democratic Women’s Caucus (OHDWC) at the eight annual Women’s Lobby Day, a legislative advocacy day at the Statehouse pushing for women’s social and economic equality featuring a panel of women lawmakers.

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Thu, May 2, 2019

House Democrats today voted against Senate Bill (SB) 23, a GOP-backed near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant. SB 23 would become the most extreme abortion ban in the country if signed into law.

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Wed, Apr 10, 2019

House Democrats today supported the final passage of House Bill (HB) 62, the state’s bipartisan two-year transportation budget. The bill makes historic investments in public transit and local communities for road and bridge repairs.

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Tue, Apr 2, 2019