Thomas West

Dem. lawmakers want newly-enacted ‘Stand Your Ground’ law repealed

BY: - January 21, 2021

Just two weeks after Gov. Mike DeWine reluctantly signed a so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill into law, two Democratic legislators are pushing in the new Ohio General Assembly term to have it repealed. The passage of Senate Bill 175 during a lame-duck session last month marked a significant policy victory for Ohio gun advocates. The […]

Walters elected new chair of Ohio Democratic Party

BY: - January 15, 2021

Elizabeth Walters, a member at-large of the Summit County Council, was elected the new chair of the Ohio Democratic Party. Walters is the first woman ever to lead the state party. She replaces David Pepper, who stepped down after six years as chairman at the end of 2020. Andre Washington, the president of the Ohio […]

Dem lawmaker introduces tax amnesty bill for businesses, taxpayers

BY: - April 22, 2020

The impact of coronavirus-related economic losses will not fully be realized until much later, according to state officials, but one lawmaker said he’s trying to hold off some of the losses in the form of delinquent taxes. State Rep. Thomas West, D-Canton, is leading an effort to get a temporary tax amnesty program through the […]

Bipartisan proposal would cut prescription costs, lawmakers say

BY: - January 27, 2020

State Reps. Thomas E. West, D-Canton, and Susan Manchester, R-Waynesfield, unveiled legislation last week they say would cut out-of-pocket prescription costs for patients. Patients with chronic, complex conditions such as multiple sclerosis and hemophilia rely on copay assistance programs through organizations like drug manufacturers, charities, and churches to help cover the costs of their prescription […]