Governor Mike DeWine

DeWine claims “great progress” for families. Data say something else

BY: - August 10, 2022

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s rhetoric about some of the most vulnerable Ohioans doesn’t appear to match the reality if data released last week are any guide. The governor has been refusing to talk about some of the most controversial aspects of strict new abortion restrictions that he signed into law in 2019 and which took […]

The bedeviling details. Roe decision leaves Ohio health providers scrambling

BY: - July 5, 2022

Abortion foes celebrated victory in a 50-year fight on June 24, when the U.S. Supreme overturned Roe v Wade and allowed states to severely restrict — or even eliminate — women’s access to abortion. But for those who care for pregnant women, the ideological victory posed a swarm of burdensome questions they haven’t begun to […]

Lt. Gov. Husted: Outside job on bank board is educational

BY: - July 1, 2022

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Thursday said a controversial job he’s taken on the board of a community bank has been highly educational and will pay about $20,000 a year. Husted’s decision to serve on the board of Heartland Bank stirred controversy when it became public last month for at least two reasons: His office […]

Analysis: Trump tipped primary to Vance, DeWine has problems with Rs

BY: - May 27, 2022

A pre-primary poll designed by six political scientists and the actual results of the election seem to show that former President Donald Trump’s endorsement was a decisive factor in the Ohio Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. The analysis also seems to show that GOP Gov. Mike DeWine has some work to do if he wants […]

Medicaid director owned stock in companies she awarded huge contracts

BY: - May 17, 2022

Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran won’t discuss them, but state ethics filings she submitted on Sunday showed that she continued to own stock in three huge health care companies last year — the same year she negotiated and signed billion-dollar contracts with their subsidiaries. Outside ethics experts have said it’s a clear conflict of interest […]

Ohio Secretary of State says he didn’t call for Supreme Court chief’s ouster

BY: - April 6, 2022

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose on Tuesday denied that he had called for the impeachment of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor after she had repeatedly ruled against LaRose and the rest of her fellow Republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Commission. LaRose’s comments come four days  after he told a group of Union […]

Ohio AG, governor announce $10M  for solving gun crime

BY: - April 4, 2022

In the face of spiking gun crime, the state’s top two officials on Thursday announced a $10.5 million investment in technology and personnel to trace fugitive guns across jurisdictions. As he announced the program, Gov. Mike DeWine denied that when he signed a bill earlier this month eliminating gun-permitting requirements, he might have helped to […]

The Intel project is great news. But what happens if it goes bad?

BY: - March 28, 2022

When it announced in January that it would build two massive new plants in Licking County, semiconductor manufacturer Intel called it the “largest single private-sector investment in Ohio history.”  But what is perhaps obscured by that statement is that Ohio is also investing heavily in Intel. A policy-research group recently issued a report advocating ways […]

DeWine reappoints utility commissioner who didn’t do much to protect FirstEnergy customers

BY: - March 7, 2022

Regulatory reform? DeWine reappoints utility commissioner who didn't do much to protect FirstEnergy customers.

Another question about DeWine conflicts in Ohio redistricting

BY: - February 23, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine has said he doesn’t have a conflict sitting in judgment of a case involving a redistricting commission on which his father sits. That’s because the father, according to his son, is acting in only an official capacity. It’s a claim that some ethics experts have bluntly rejected. The claim […]

Economists: Cutting Ohio gas tax would be a mistake

BY: - January 26, 2022

A panel of economists overwhelmingly thinks that a proposal to cut Ohio’s gas tax is a bad idea — both because it will sap state funds for infrastructure and because it will take away incentives to conserve energy. In 2019, Gov. Mike DeWine pushed for an increase in the state’s 25-cents-a-gallon gasoline tax and got […]

DeWine: Additional transparency not needed in massive Medicaid contracts

BY: - January 24, 2022

Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran apparently held stock in two huge health companies last year as she negotiated and signed multi-billion-dollar contracts with their subsidiaries. But she has refused to say how much she owned as she signed the deals. Nor will the man who appointed her, Gov. Mike DeWine, say he thinks Corcoran should […]