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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, will head to the governor’s desk after the House voted to concur with Senate amendments. 

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Wed, May 12, 2021

 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 167, COVID-19 relief legislation that will deliver $465 million in direct aid for rent and utility assistance, was signed into law. House Democrats have called for rent and utility relief since the onset of the pandemic, introducing bills that would have created a program for immediate rental assistance, postponed evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and prevented utility shutoffs during an emergency.

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Tue, May 11, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 45, his bipartisan bill with Rep. Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) to establish a temporary tax amnesty program that would forgive interest and penalties on delinquent taxes and fees, received its first hearing in the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee.

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Tue, May 4, 2021

Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) announced today that the state Controlling Board approved several items of note this week, including $39 million to cover the administrative costs of running the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Unemployment Insurance programs.

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Mon, May 3, 2021

State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) today announced that they will soon introduce legislation to limit qualified immunity for police officers in Ohio.

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Fri, Apr 30, 2021

In response to a proposed constitutional amendment from Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima), the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) is deeply concerned with the potential of reducing or eliminating public hearings and public input from the redistricting process. 

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Wed, Apr 28, 2021

COLUMBUS –Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today issued the following statement on the House passage of House Bill 110, the state’s two-year budget. House Democrats largely opposed the bill, saying it was a missed opportunity to invest in everyday Ohioans still struggling amid the health and economic crisis.

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today released the following statement in response to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of all three charges in the murder of George Floyd:

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President and State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that the OLBC will host a free webinar on implicit bias in healthcare on Monday, April 26 from 9-11 a.m. All healthcare professionals are invited to attend. Dr. Quinn Capers IV, M.D. will be the presenter.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers today unveiled a package of commonsense gun safety measures they say will work to curb gun violence and save lives in Ohio. The call comes amid a spike in gun violence and Ohio’s new no duty to retreat bill taking effect earlier this month.

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Mon, Apr 19, 2021