Latest Mike DeWine News

DeWine to focus State of the State on budget priorities

Jan. 25, 2023 16:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor said Wednesday that his 2023 State of the State address will focus on his budget priorities for the next two years. Gov. Mike DeWine will deliver the speech to a joint legislative session at noon Tuesday. It will mark the first...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 23, 2023 17:45 PM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. January 22, 2023. Editorial: Racketeering trial will highlight why PUCO, Statehouse reforms are urgent The federal corruption trial of two prominent Republicans that began Friday in Cincinnati is sure to offer Ohioans insights into how politics...

Ohio House ex-speaker's trial in $60M bribery probe to begin

Jan. 19, 2023 13:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder goes on trial next week in the highest-profile reckoning yet to arise from a $60 million federal bribery investigation that federal prosecutors call the largest corruption case in state history. The 2 1/2 years since...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 16, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. January 11, 2023. Editorial: For the sake of Ohio’s deployed military, lawmakers need to reconsider tighter ballot deadline On a number of levels, House Bill 458, the voting reform grab-bag bill that Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law last...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 10, 2023 12:37 PM EST

Cleveland Plaid Dealer. January 4, 2023. Editorial: The 135th General Assembly launches with a surprise bipartisan House leadership vote Ohio’s 135th General Assembly opened yesterday for a two-year session in which Republicans hold overwhelming majorities -- 67 of...

Law firm for Democrats files suit against Ohio election law

Jan. 09, 2023 16:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic law firm has filed suit against Ohio's new election law, claiming on behalf of groups representing military veterans, teachers, retirees and the homeless that it “imposes needless and discriminatory burdens” on the right to vote. Elias Law...

GOP Gov. Mike DeWine starts 2nd term with Ohio inauguration

Jan. 09, 2023 15:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday that he enters his second term with more optimism than ever for Ohio and a host of ambitions that could have lasting impact, including to make it the nation's best state for mental health treatment and research. In the...

TikTok, WeChat banned from state government devices in Ohio

Jan. 09, 2023 08:27 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State workers in Ohio will be banned from using TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese-owned social media apps on state-issued devices over concerns that sensitive personal information and business data collected by those platforms may be shared with the Chinese government. ...

DeWine OKs photo ID requirement, other election restrictions

Jan. 06, 2023 17:47 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a sweeping package of election law changes Friday that includes the state's first photo ID requirement and shortened windows after Election Day for returning and curing ballots. In a statement, DeWine said the new law...

Governor's veto allows Ohio communities to regulate tobacco

Jan. 05, 2023 12:28 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city can keep its ban on sales of flavored tobacco products, after Republican Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have put such regulation in the hands of the state instead of local communities. The measure, passed by the...