Gov. Mike DeWine

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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?

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. 

ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks testified about the gas tax increase before the House Finance Committee last month.
Andy Chow

Just hours after Gov. Mike DeWine’s State of the State speech in which he argued for an 18-cent gas tax increase to fund road repair and maintenance, state lawmakers cut his request dramatically.

Gov. Mike DeWine gestures at a news conference in his Statehouse office.
Karen Kasler

Gov. Mike DeWine's first joint address to the Ohio House and Senate will happen Tuesday at noon in the Statehouse, which is a change from the last seven years, when former Gov. John Kasich took the speech to different cities.

President Trump (center) poses with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Melania Trump, Fran and Gov. Mike DeWine and Marty Kemp at a White House dinner on Sunday.
@BrianKempGA/Twitter

President Trump told governors yesterday that automakers are returning to Ohio and other states, a remark he’s said before that fact checkers have found to be untrue. Gov. Mike DeWine was among the guests who heard that comment.

Democrat Richard Cordray (left) and Republican Mike DeWine shake hands before the final gubernatorial debate, sponsored by the Ohio Debate Commission.
David Petkiewicz, Cleveland.com

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has found himself in a tough position right at the start of his administration – having to raise a tax that hits most Ohioans. And Democrats have pounced on him for it.

Gov. Mike DeWine
Statehouse News Bureau

In his campaign for governor last year, Republican Mike DeWine accused his Democratic opponent Richard Cordray of planning to raise taxes. And now, within weeks of taking office, Gov. DeWine is proposing an 18 cent hike in Ohio’s gas tax to pay for road maintenance and construction. 

Ron Corby, OGT

Advocates against capital punishment say they’re pleased with comments from Gov. Mike DeWine, who says executions won’t proceed until the prisons department comes up with a new lethal injection process.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (Republican)
Jo Ingles

Last year’s campaign for governor was the most expensive in Ohio history, with the two major party candidates raising more than $43 million. Gov. Mike DeWine loaned his campaign $4 million. He has not forgiven that loan and could now pay himself back from campaign funds.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (Republican)
Jo Ingles

Gov. Mike DeWine says there won’t be any executions in Ohio in the near future. 

Gov. Mike DeWine
Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine will ask for a raise the state’s 28 cent a gallon gas tax, a recommendation from a committee he appointed. But DeWine won’t yet get specific on what he’ll ask for.

Gov. Mike DeWine signs an executive order to create the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Home Visitations.
Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine is hitting the ground running just one day after being sworn into office by creating the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Home Visitations. The group will be charged with creating a budget proposal that increases the amount of families served with home visitations.

One of the first signs to be completely replaced with Gov. Mike DeWine's name went up over the weekend on U.S. 23 near Toledo.
ODOT

The state department of transportation has a bigger job than usual in changing the 36 road signs at Ohio’s borders that feature the new governor’s name. 

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine greet supporters as they walk into the Statehouse Rotunda for the Inauguration Ceremony.
John Minchillo/Associated Press

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine set his sights on working for the future in his ceremonial inauguration today.