Mike DeWine

A weekend of protests in Columbus following Dobbs decision

BY: - June 27, 2022

Over the weekend protesters rallied in demonstrations large and small voicing their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Saturday afternoon a couple dozen people gathered near the end of a sleepy street in Beechwold. Demonstrators brought bullhorns, pots and pans, even a vuvuzela, and organizers handed out pamphlets describing what […]

‘Our voices are not heard’ — Ohio’s largest police union slams new GOP gun bills

BY: - June 21, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   No matter how many times the Fraternal Order of Police of […]

Unions rally for COVID hazard pay after arbitrator sides with the state

BY: - June 20, 2022

On the Ohio Statehouse steps Friday, labor unions rallied for hazard pay after an arbitrator denied the additional wages last month. “Respect your employees. Pay them,” OCSEA president Chris Mabe said. “We held up our end of the bargain. Now it’s time for you to hold up yours.” Mabe’s organization, the Ohio Civil Service Employees […]

Ohio lawmaker who wrote bill requiring gun training for teachers owns gun training business

BY: - June 20, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The Republican lawmaker who drafted the training curriculum that schools would […]

Gov. DeWine signs capital budget

BY: - June 15, 2022

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has approved $3.5 billion for building and renovation projects over the next two years. The governor shared details of the capital budget Tuesday. But perhaps more notable than the latest appropriations is DeWine’s plan for how to pay for them. Instead of funding the projects through borrowing, as the state normally […]

Ohio bill increasing access to breast cancer screenings for all ages to become law

BY: - June 13, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ohio is set to make breast cancer care much more accessible […]

Gov. DeWine hands out third round of crime reduction grants

BY: - June 7, 2022

In Springfield Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced the third round of funding in Ohio’s Violent Crime Reduction Grant program. The latest tranche amounts to $3.9 million of an eventual $58 million in grants. The lion’s share of the funding comes from the American Rescue Plan, passed by Congress early in the Biden administration. The Springfield […]

Ford investing $1.5 billion in expanded Ohio EV production, Ohio’s investment? Unclear.

BY: - June 3, 2022

Just outside Cleveland Thursday Gov. Mike DeWine announced Ford will expand its Avon Lake assembly plant to build a new commercial electric vehicle. They plan to invest $1.5 billion in the project and create 1,800 new jobs in Ohio. The state’s business development arm, JobsOhio, is offering incentives, but is not releasing the details publicly […]

COMMENTARY

Ohio’s most powerful elected politicians are morally and ethically bankrupt

BY: - June 2, 2022

We aren’t living in the Ohio that most Ohioans want. We are living in the Ohio that corrupt politicians obsessed only with maintaining and maximizing their power, and enriching themselves and their donor friends, want us to live in. This week, the gerrymander-rigged Ohio General Assembly fast-tracked legislation to put more guns in Ohio public […]

Bipartisan Ohio Supreme Court majority rejects partisan Statehouse redistricting maps for fifth time

BY: - May 25, 2022

Ohio House and Senate district maps previously passed by Republican members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission and previously ruled unconstitutional remain invalid, a bipartisan 4-3 majority on the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Declining to hold commissioners in contempt, the court ordered the Ohio Redistricting Commission be reconstituted to draft and adopt new General Assembly […]

Ohio, Kentucky governors request federal funding for Brent Spence

BY: - May 25, 2022

An application for nearly $2 billion in federal funding was submitted by the governors of Ohio and Kentucky specifically targeting the Brent Spence Bridge corridor that spans the borders of the two states. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said they asked for $1.66 billion from the Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant, a […]

The contentious history of Gov. DeWine and nominee Nan Whaley

BY: - May 5, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The two nominees for governor of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine and […]