Skip to main content
State Seal State Seal State Seal
Home Button Home Button Home Button
 
 
 

Thomas West News

Busy
Results 21 - 30 of 234
{"removedFilters":"","searchUpdateUrl":"\/members\/thomas-west\/news\/update-search","keywords":"","start":21,"pageSize":10,"sort":"PublishDateDesc"}
 
Sort Options
Sort Options
 
 

COLUMBUS—Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110, which included the Fair School Funding Plan, an improved public school funding formula that better addresses the needs of Ohio students, teachers and communities, as well as $250 million for broadband development in underserved areas.

Read Full Story
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement condemning the House Criminal Justice Committee’s passage of House Bill (HB) 22, legislation that would restrict the right to protest:

Read Full Story
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Rep. Rodney Creech (R-West Alexandria) today held a press conference to announce new legislation establishing a presumption that equal shared parenting is in the best interest of a child, unless a court determines that such an arrangement would be detrimental to the child. The presumption would apply in instances of legal separation, divorce, dissolution, or annulment of parents’ marriages. 

Read Full Story
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

COLUMBUS—Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) members today held a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse to commemorate Juneteenth and provide updates on legislation that builds up Black families in Ohio. 

Read Full Story
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) today issued the following statements from State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton), Phil Robinson (D-Solon), and Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) condemning House Bills (HB) 322 and 327, legislation to restrict schools from teaching or advocating certain so-called divisive concepts:

Read Full Story
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including the allocation of more than $74 million to support Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. $11.9 million will be spent on distributing vaccines, $24.1 million will be spent on contact tracing, and $38.3 million will be spent on testing. The Controlling Board additionally approved the release of more than $17 million for testing in Ohio’s prisons.

Read Full Story
Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Today, Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) announced today that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Media Production Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2022.

Read Full Story
Fri, May 21, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced that House Bill (HB) 247, their bill to consolidate two state certification processes for plumbing inspectors, passed the Ohio House.

Read Full Story
Wed, May 19, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 8, his bipartisan bill with Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) to require the recording of interrogations for most major felonies, has been signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Read Full Story
Mon, May 17, 2021

COLUMBUS – Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President and State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement in reaction to the passing of former State Rep. Otto Beatty, Jr.:

Read Full Story
Fri, May 14, 2021