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State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today applauded the inclusion of a number of Stark County projects in the initial draft of the state’s biannual Capital Budget, House Bill (HB) 529. West has pushed for several months for local projects focused on education, infrastructure, opioid treatment, parks and cultural facilities to be included in the bill.

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Tue, Feb 27, 2018

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today applauded the passage of House Bill (HB) 462, his bill to create a set of conditions that Quorum Health Corporation must meet before they are allowed to permanently close Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio.

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Wed, Jan 31, 2018

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today introduced House Bill (HB) 475, known as the Dallas Swogger Act, which would add skateboards to the list of items prohibited under Ohio law from being attached to a moving vehicle. The practice, known as “skitching,” led to the tragic death of Canton, Ohio teen Dallas Swogger in October 2017.

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Wed, Jan 24, 2018

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) and Majority Leader Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) today introduced House Bill (HB) 462, which would create a set of conditions that Quorum Health Corporation must meet before they are allowed to permanently close Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio.

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Thu, Jan 11, 2018

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today sent Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine a letter urging him to join other attorneys general across the nation in suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) following its decision to repeal net neutrality protections Thursday. Rep. West also announced plans to introduce legislation to protect consumer access to the internet.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today announced the introduction of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 18, which urges Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the president to uphold existing net neutrality rules. Net Neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data equally. Under net neutrality, no user, platform or website can be accessed faster or slower than another.

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Wed, Dec 6, 2017

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.”

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Thu, Nov 30, 2017

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today responded to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s lawsuit against Rover Pipeline LLC, months after the Ohio EPA referred some $2.3 million in fines to the attorney general for illegal dumping of toxic chemicals in the Canton area during the construction of the Rover Pipeline.

“It seems that with the outside threat of an Ohio Elections Commission investigation looming, Attorney General DeWine finally decided to take action to protect taxpayers from an out-of-state corporation’s reckless disregard for our safety,” said West. “This is welcomed news, but the timing of the lawsuit makes people wonder if the state could have done more, sooner. This was referred to Attorney General DeWine at the beginning of July. Meanwhile, local taxpayers have been forced to bear the brunt of toxic spills in our community and close to our drinking water supply.”

DeWine’s action comes one day after complaints were filed with the Ohio Ethics Commission, asking them to investigate DeWine for his potential conflict of interest in owning stock in Rover’s parent company, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners.

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Fri, Nov 3, 2017

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today announced two local businesses will receive Ohio Department of Commerce Level II Cultivator Provisional Licenses for their Canton-based operations. Of the 12 licenses granted statewide, two were allotted to Canton locations.

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Fri, Nov 3, 2017

State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced his recent introduction of House Bill (HB) 346, legislation to designate a portion of State Route 172 between Canton and Massillon as the “Football Heritage Corridor.”

“Stark County has played an incredibly important role in the creation of American football,” said West. “This bill celebrates its legacy and recognizes the historic rivalry between the Canton-McKinley Bulldogs and the Massillon Tigers, who will see their 128th showdown Friday.”

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Tue, Oct 24, 2017