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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks about his plans for the coming year during an interview at the Governor's Residence in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio's Republican governor was hailed as prophetic for his decisive steps to shut down schools and stop the state's presidential primary election early during the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, he's found navigating a path out of the state's pandemic shutdown to be a bumpy one. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Ohio governor: Masks must be worn statewide, starts Thursday

Jul. 22, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mandatory mask order will be expanded statewide across Ohio to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday. The mask mandate takes effect Thursday evening for everyone age 10 and older when they're out in public or in places where they can’t...

Beshear: Reviving insurance exchange to reap bigger savings

Jul. 14, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Relaunching Kentucky's health insurance exchange to allow people to sign up for health coverage will result in bigger savings than anticipated, Gov. Andy Beshear says. Kentuckians now using the federal site to obtain health coverage pay about $9 million to $10 million a year to the...

FILE - In a Sunday, May 3, 2020 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear walks through the state's Emergency Operations Center at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., on his way to a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus in the state. Gov. Andy Beshear has announced plans to bring back Kentucky's health insurance exchange. The exchange was dismantled by his Republican predecessor. Beshear notified federal officials of his plans to revive the state-based exchange at the start of 2022.  (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Kentucky governor seeks to revive health insurance exchange

Jun. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reversing his Republican predecessor, Kentucky's Democratic governor announced plans to bring back a health insurance program his father started that was credited with signing up hundreds of thousands of people for coverage before it was dismantled. Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday...