Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

DeWine, state leaders announce $430M in coronavirus relief

BY: - October 26, 2020

DeWine, state leaders announce $430M in coronavirus relief

Ohio tries to fill economic vacuum left by feds

BY: - October 21, 2020

Ohio tries to fill economic vacuum left by feds

Mailbag: I requested an absentee ballot. Can I change my mind?

BY: - October 2, 2020

Unlike Chris Wallace, our brilliant Ohio Capital Journal readers get the privilege of having a mute button. Just don’t use it on me.  It’s time for another edition of the Mailbag: Got a question about Ohio politics? Send them to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. If you request a mail-in ballot, can you change […]

Broadband access source of testing, analysis, and could be legislative debate

BY: - October 1, 2020

With an increase in remote learning, digital workplaces and Zoom meetings, the discussion over broadband internet connectivity has come up in different ways throughout Ohio. Now, testing the concept of broadband as a public utility may be the topic of legislative debate. “Let’s put ‘Little House on the Prairie’ in a museum,” said state Sen. […]

DeWine won’t condemn Trump’s refusal to say he’ll respect election results

BY: - September 25, 2020

Add Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to the list of Republican officials who say the will of the voters will be respected in November while declining to condemn President Trump for refusing to say the same thing.

Broadband education grants awarded across the state

BY: - September 16, 2020

School districts across Ohio have more money to spend on technology improvements after $50 million in broadband connectivity grants were awarded by the state. The grant money comes from federal CARES Act distribution and is an attempt to help school districts as many of them are starting either completely or partially virtual. School districts and […]

COVID-19 lawsuit immunity won’t help economy, might increase spread, poll of economists says

BY: - September 15, 2020

Covid immunity won't help economy, might increase spread, poll of economists says

Ohio approved for $717M in federal pandemic unemployment supplement

BY: - September 9, 2020

The federal government has approved a $300-a-week supplement for unemployed Ohioans, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said on Tuesday. He added that people should start receiving the funds before the end of the month.

Conservative lawmakers have spent the pandemic targeting DeWine. Now they want to impeach him.

BY: - August 24, 2020

Bill Bader Jr. was fed up. A health order signed by Gov. Mike DeWine had forced his race track to close. Bader threatened to reopen without the state’s permission, which got him in some hot water. He felt frustrated and that nobody would listen. Enter state Rep. Paul Zeltwanger. The Republican lawmaker from Mason serving […]

DeWine issues mask orders as Ohio coronavirus cases surge

BY: - July 8, 2020

Gov. Mike Dewine on Tuesday ordered people to wear masks in the hardest-hit Ohio counties as cases of coronavirus surged across the state. The order mirrors a statewide order issued by DeWine on April 27, only to pull it back a day later. The 948 new COVID-19 cases reported between Monday and Tuesday was an […]

New-look ‘Checkbook’ site shows taxpayers their state, local budgets

BY: - July 3, 2020

A website dedicated to giving Ohioans a transparent look at the state’s finances was reintroduced this week. The revamp involved an effort to merge two similar websites together: OhioCheckbook.com, managed by the state treasurer’s office, and a separate interactive budget more closely associated with the governor. The new OhioCheckbook.gov offers a slate of financial records […]

How Ohio has responded to COVID-19: The first cases

BY: - July 2, 2020

It was only a matter of time. Officials had faced scrutiny for scaling back the Arnold Sports Festival as a preemptive measure to ward off spread of the novel coronavirus. Gov. Mike DeWine and then-Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton had taken action despite the fact that Ohio had not yet witnessed a […]