Jon Husted

Gov. DeWine signs executive order on foster care
Dan Konik

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order that establishes an advisory council that will come up with suggestions for how to make it work better for foster families. 

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) at new Google Data Center in New Albany.
Dan Konik

Google broke ground on a new $600 million data center in New Albany, a central Ohio suburb. The data center is expected to generate about 50 jobs within the next few years.

SMARTCENTER site
Dan Konik

Ohio has opened its newly built SMARTCENTER, a connected vehicle testing facility near Marysville. The operation is being billed as the largest independent automotive proving ground in North America. 

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted
Dan Konik

Ohio has been operating under a temporary budget for a week and a half. Lawmakers didn’t pass a new permanent two-year budget by the June 30th deadline because they still disagree on some key sticking points. One top elected official who once led the Ohio House isn't too concerned about the budget stalemate.

Aaron Westbrook, founder of Form 5 Prosthetics, discusses regulations keeping him from operating without a license.
Andy Chow

A non-profit group is currently building prosthetic arms and hands without a license, saying a state rule is hindering them from providing cheaper, effective devices to people who have a limb difference. 

Gov. DeWine signs executive order as Lt. Gov. Jon Husted looks on
Jo Ingles

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order that sets up a new information sharing platform for state agencies. Here's why.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted meets with the Common Sense Initiative’s Small Business Advisory Council.
Andy Chow

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says the agency in charge of reducing regulatory red tape for businesses is seeing progress in cutting down its own backlog of cases. 

Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted has been asked to play several roles in the DeWine Administration, including overseeing workforce transformation efforts. 

In the final days as Secretary of State, incoming Lt. Gov. Jon Husted has sent out a final round of notifications for Ohioans who are in danger of being kicked off the voter registration rolls. 

Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has tapped Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted to be the director of InnovateOhio, created in law just last month.

Sec. of State Jon Husted
Dan Konik

The incoming lieutenant governor says the office he now holds has saved so much money that he wants to give some back to the state. 

Karen Kasler

Early voting in Ohio started two weeks ago, and the Secretary of State’s office says it’s picking up - with two weeks to go till Election Day.

Karen Kasler

The Republican candidate for governor says Ohio should be a leader in using technology to improve government services and the climate for business. And he wants his running mate to head up the effort to do that.

Karen Kasler

The debate over how the major party candidates for governor feel about Medicaid expansion has launched into an examination of exactly who are the 700,000 Ohioans in that expansion population – and who are not included.

Karen Kasler

Even though the US Supreme Court has ruled that Ohio’s disputed six-year voter roll maintenance process is constitutional, no voters will be removed from the rolls till after the November election. But there’s now a plan on how to go forward with voter removal after that.

Karen Kasler

Democrats are saying thousands of voters could be affected by the US Supreme Court’s decision upholding the way Ohio deletes inactive registrations. But the Secretary of State, who’s also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, says the law prevents voters from being removed before the fall election.

Daniel Konik

The Secretary of State says no voters will be removed from the rolls before the November election, in spite of the US Supreme Court ruling upholding Ohio’s process of deleting inactive voters’ registrations.

Daniel Konik

The governor's race is shaping up to be expensive, according to the campaign finance filings for the last six months of last year. And the money leaders in the Republican and Democratic primaries easily outraised their opponents.

Twitter: @DoreyScheimer

The US Supreme Court heard arguments today in a case challenging Ohio’s controversial method for maintaining its voter rolls. 

Daniel Konik

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order disbanding the commission he created to investigate what he claimed was millions of fraudulent votes in the 2016 election. But Ohio’s chief elections officer wasn’t a fan of the Election Integrity Commission to begin with.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s top elections official is asking state leaders to include money in the upcoming capital budget to buy new voting machines.

Howard Wilkinson, WVXU

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci is choosing Cincinnati Council Member Amy Murray to be his running mate.

Karen Kasler

The teaming up of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted to run as governor and lieutenant governor has not deterred the other two GOP candidates, Mary Taylor and Jim Renacci. The top ranking Democrat in Ohio is now sharing what he thinks about the race now. 

Karen Kasler

Two of the four Republicans running in the party’s gubernatorial primary next spring have teamed up. Attorney General Mike DeWine will run for governor with Secretary of State Jon Husted as his running mate. How that affects the primary going forward?

Statehouse News Bureau

Two Republicans who were running against each other for governor have decided to team up instead.

Statehouse News Bureau

The four candidates vying to be the Republican nominee in next year’s governor’s race sat down for separate twenty-minute interviews last night in a Columbus church before a crowd of more than 500 people.  And there was one theme in particular that stood out – and it was about the man they all want to succeed.

Karen Kasler

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says she’s still in the race for governor next year, though over the weekend she missed the largest statewide party event before the May primary.

Andy Chow

Ohio’s top elections official has sent the state’s database of voter information to the White House’s commission on election integrity. But the report left out sensitive data.

Karen Kasler

Hundreds of Republicans came to Columbus over the weekend for their biggest statewide fundraising event, featuring Vice President Mike Pence. His speech came a week he made comments about Ohio’s Medicaid expansion that Gov. John Kasich labeled “fake news”. And it also drew the people who want to replace Kasich next year.

M.L. Schultze

Months after she made it clear she would be running for governor, Ohio’s Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor made it official. And she did so in an increasingly rare political forum: an event where the public could – and did – ask some challenging questions.

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