Gov. Mike DeWine

Executions are carried out at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
Daniel Konik

Gov. Mike DeWine is saying no executions will take place in Ohio anytime soon – because the state can’t find a method under state law that would get approval from a federal court.

Gov. DeWine speaks to reporters about vetoes
Karen Kasler

Many of Gov. Mike DeWine’s 25 budget vetoes had to do with changes to Ohio’s Medicaid system. And part of that involves the two pharmacy benefit managers or PBMs the state uses as middlemen between Medicaid and pharmacists.

Ohio Statehouse
Statehouse News Bureau

Finally, Ohio has a new two-year operating budget. Gov. Mike DeWine signed it into law this morning.

Ohio Department of Public Safety

Some states have been asked to provide photos from driver’s licenses so the feds can use facial recognition software for identification and location purposes. 

A lot of the work on the state budget happens at night at the Statehouse.
Karen Kasler

The two-year state budget is headed to a conference committee Tuesday to work out significant differences between the House and Senate versions. And there isn’t much time to deal, because the budget must be signed by Sunday night.

Gov. DeWine with members of Warrant Task Force
Sam Aberle

Gov. Mike DeWine's task force that has been studying the state's system for tracking arrest warrants is out with its recommendations. And a request for a new system is at the top of the list.

Gov. DeWine and others tour tornado damage
Jason Reynolds, WYSO

Gov. Mike DeWine is requesting help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for ten counties that suffered damage from the tornadoes that ripped through Ohio earlier this week. 

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Ohio racehorses have traditionally been identified by a lip tattoo or a brand. But in recent years, many horse owners have opted to use electronic chips instead. Those chips are not officially recognized under the state’s racing rules. Here's what is happening to make sure those horses can race in Ohio.

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) talks to reporters in April 2019.
Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine is urging state lawmakers to end the time limit on criminal charges for rape and sexual assault, which Democrats have been proposing for years.  And the leader of the Ohio House says there’s a chance that will happen.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (Republican)
Sam Aberle

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order, establishing a group to look into how the state medical board handled allegations of sexual abuse by former Ohio State University Dr. Richard Strauss. 

Gov. DeWine on the phone with GM's Mary Barra
Jo Ingles

New jobs are planned for three General Motors plants in Ohio. And even more new jobs could be at the idled General Motors plant in Lordstown. But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, there are a lot of unanswered questions right now.

Karen Kasler

After a former member slammed the state parole board for secrecy, a lack of diversity and some work ethics issues, Gov. Mike DeWine has proposed changes and added three new members. 

Gov. Mike DeWine talks to reporters after the dedication of a huge 36-star flag that flew over the Statehouse when the body of Abraham Lincoln lay in repose on April 29, 1865.
Karen Kasler

Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s deeply concerned about attacks at houses of worship, including at a synagogue in California this weekend. And that has him looking into a specific type of gun legislation that’s failed to move in the Republican dominated legislature before.

State lawmakers have been advised by their economic researchers to cut the spending in Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget. And they may try to add something into the House version of the budget set to be released on Wednesday that DeWine deliberately left out.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Talks To Smokey Bear And Others At Earth Day 2019 Event In Columbus
Jo Ingles

Ohio lawmakers are debating a plan that would bail out the state’s two aging nuclear energy plants by charging customers more. Gov. Mike DeWine isn’t weighing in on that proposal. But on this "Earth Day," he says nuclear energy needs to be a part of Ohio’s short-term energy landscape.

Janet Folger Porter, Faith 2 Action
Statehouse News Bureau

When Gov. Mike DeWine signed the controversial bill into law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, the woman who launched the first version of it in Ohio in 2011 and fought for it until it passed wasn’t there. 

Elvira Koneva, Shutterstock.com

Ohio’s newest law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected is supposed to go into effect in three months. But there’s a very good chance it won’t because there’s a legal challenge looming.

The so-called "Heartbeat Bill", before it was signed by Gov. Mike DeWine.
Dan Konik

It’s taken eight years and many hours of testimony, but the so-called “Heartbeat Bill” has been signed into law. Gov. Mike DeWine delivered on his campaign promise to sign the controversial legislation that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. But where does it go from here?

Gov. DeWine signs the so called "Heartbeat Bill" into law
Dan Konik

As expected, Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill that bans abortions at the point when a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Gov. Mike DeWine and his working group
Jo Ingles

Governor Mike DeWine has created a Minority Health Working Group as part of his strategy to fight opioid abuse. 

Jo Ingles

When Governor Mike DeWine signed the new transportation budget into law, he didn’t veto any elements of it, including a controversial part of it that eliminates the requirement to display a license plate on the front of your car. 

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (Republican)
Dan Konik

The fight over raising the state’s gas tax has been hard fought between the Ohio Legislature and Gov. Mike DeWine.  Does he expect an even bigger battle is ahead over his two-year state operating budget, which has big money for addicted and mentally ill Ohioans, low-income families and children?

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (Republican)
Jo Ingles

President Trump’s administration wants the federal courts to do what Congress didn’t – overturn all parts of the Affordable Care Act. But Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohioans with pre-existing conditions don’t need to worry. 

Members of the House Finance Committee hear testimony during an informal hearing on Gov. Mike DeWine's budget.
Karen Kasler

There have been tax cuts in nearly every state budget since 2005. But Gov. Mike DeWine has said now is the time to invest in Ohio, so there are no tax cuts in his budget. Some on the panel that makes changes to the budget are considering whether a tax cut can or should be included.

Gov. Mike DeWine at JobsOhio Board Meeting
Jo Ingles

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state’s non-profit jobs development company needs to be more transparent with the public and needs to combine efforts with other state agencies. 

Gov. Mike DeWine (R) speaks to reporters after an event in Columbus.
Daniel Konik

Gov. Mike DeWine is standing behind the numbers used to create his budget, as Republican House Speaker Larry Householder suggests he’s leaning toward more conservative numbers from the legislature’s economic analysts. 

Gov. Mike DeWine gestures at his budget unveiling, as Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and budget director Kimberly Murnieks stand nearby.
Karen Kasler

March 15 was the deadline for Gov. Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget. He’d already unveiled several proposals, but now more is known about his priorities in his $69 billion budget, and how he says he’ll pay for them.

Former Gov. Ted Strickland (D) shakes hands with Gov. Mike DeWine (R) as Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware watches. Strickland and Ware are both members of the RecoveryOhio Advisory Council.
Karen Kasler

Gov. Mike DeWine has said repeatedly that mental health and drug addiction are two areas he’ll focus on in his first budget. The group that he appointed to study the needs in those areas has delivered to him a report, just hours before that budget comes out.

Karen Kasler

There are some big changes in the transportation budget passed by the House compared to the proposal from Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said an 18 cent gas tax hike is needed to maintain and repair Ohio’s roads.

The bed used for executions at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
Ron Corby

Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three more executions set for May, July and September while the state develops a new lethal injection process. 

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