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Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) and House Democratic lawmakers Wednesday voted in opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 22, controversial Republican legislation that would threaten the health and safety of Ohioans by curbing authority from the governor and health director during public health crises. 

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Today, Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) announced the state Controlling Board approved several requests for funding, including the release of $43.7 million in federal CARES Act funding to help Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Controlling Board approved several other measures to ensure clean water, support residents in low-income housing, and reimburse partners for PPE.

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Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) issued a statement following the passage of House Bill (HB) 74, the state’s two-year transportation budget. Democrats fought against the governor’s proposed cuts to public transit funding in the bill, securing $193.7 million over the next two years, double the governor’s proposed investment. West voted in favor of the bill, which now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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Thu, Mar 4, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) and Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) today testified in the House Health Committee on House Bill (HB) 135, which, if passed, would cut out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for patients. The legislation is supported by a large coalition of patient advocate and healthcare provider organizations.

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Tue, Mar 2, 2021
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This week, State Reps. State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) announced legislation dealing with false and racially motivated 911 calls during a virtual press conference

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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) today announced new legislation dealing with false and racially motivated 911 emergency calls during a virtual press conference

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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) and Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) yesterday introduced House Bill (HB) 135, which would cut out-of-pocket prescription costs for patients. The legislation is very similar to their HB 469 of the 133rd General Assembly.

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Fri, Feb 19, 2021

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) announced today that House Bill (HB) 8, his bipartisan bill with State Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) to require the recording of interrogations for most major felonies, received its first hearing in the House Criminal Justice Committee.

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Thu, Feb 18, 2021

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton) today announced that House Bill (HB) 23, his bipartisan bill with Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) to require that police officers and first responders be trained to identify and interact with individuals with dementia, received its first hearing in the House Commerce and Labor Committee.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2021

State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) today announced the formal re-introduction and referral to committee of three bipartisan bills he worked on in the 133rd General Assembly, including:

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Fri, Feb 5, 2021