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DeWine Warns Feds: Don’t Use Ohio Facial Data For ICE Raids

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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. Federal immigration officials are ramping up efforts to crack down on people who lack legal residency status. As part of those investigations, some states have been asked to provide photos from… Read More

DeWine Urges Lawmakers To Restore Small Business Tax Deduction To $250,000

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants lawmakers to erase a change made to a small business tax deduction. It allows many sole proprietorships, partnerships and other small operations to take the first quarter million dollars of their income tax free.  DeWine spoke about it before the National Federation of Independent Business Ohio. The budget approved… Read More

DeWine Touts Long-Term Significance To Kids Trauma Support Program

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A collection of case workers and mentors who work with kids experiencing trauma gathered in Columbus to discuss how their programs can better address growing needs. Gov. Mike DeWine says the Ohio START program can help end the cycle of substance use. More than 30 counties are part of the Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment, and… Read More

DeWine Says New Lethal Injection Protocol Coming Soon

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The Ohio Supreme Court has added a new inmate to the execution schedule – though Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed four executions until a new way to carry them out is developed. DeWine said the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is moving on his order to work up a new lethal injection method. “We expect to… Read More

DeWine Considering Red-Flag Gun Law After Recent Attacks On Worshippers

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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. DeWine called the shooting at the California synagogue “horrible” and “deplorable”. DeWine has… Read More

Ohio Medicaid Wellness Initiatives To Include Quitting Smoking

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Gov. Mike DeWine is revealing more about the wellness initiatives that he wants to implement for the 2.8 million people on Medicaid in Ohio, including the 677,000 in Medicaid expansion. DeWine says he’ll make quitting smoking one of his Medicaid wellness initiatives. “If we can help them get healthier, it’s going to be better for… Read More

Researcher Says Online Sales Tax Ruling May Not Be Windfall For Ohio

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State lawmakers have said they want an income tax cut in the upcoming budget, but Gov. Mike DeWine wants them to invest big money in children’s initiatives and the opioid crisis. So that has some looking in and out of state for money so they can do both. The so-called Wayfair ruling from the US Supreme… Read More

Governor Pushes Children’s Agenda With ‘Month of the Child’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is drawing attention to a key policy priority with a proclamation honoring young children. The Republican governor has declared April 2019 the “Month of the Young Child” and the week of April 8-12 the “Week of the Young Child.” The pronouncements dovetail with DeWine’s efforts to elevate… Read More

Gov. DeWine Says Ohioans With Pre-existing Conditions Will Keep Their Health Care

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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. A federal court decision in December ruled Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act invalid, a move Trump supports. If that sticks,… Read More