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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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One of Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed gun law changes in the wake of the Dayton shooting is an idea that’s been talked about before and passed in 17 other states. The bill more commonly known as a "red flag law" would provide a way to remove guns from people who are thought to be dangerous to themselves or others.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus, where he unveiled the marketing platform for opportunity zones to share details on places and projects available for investment.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio has been operating under a temporary budget for a week and a half. But Lt. Gov. Jon Husted isn't too worried about the budget stalemate, which must be resolved by next week.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus, where he unveiled the marketing platform for opportunity zones to share details on places and projects available for investment.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said he’s tired of waiting for internet service providers to come forward with ideas on how to expand broadband and high speed internet in Ohio. So he’s offering up some state-owned options to those companies to get them on board.

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. 

Lt. Gov. Husted Addresses Adoption Summit

May 21, 2019
Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted speaks with Gov.-elect Mike DeWine looking on.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio's lieutenant governor stressed the importance of foster care initiatives at an adoption summit hosted by a national nonprofit foundation that helps find adoptive homes for foster children.

In this April 11, 2019 file photo, David Niven, a professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati holds a map displaying the wide disparity of Ohio congressional district office locations,
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“Redistricting, which is the most fun anyone can ever have in politics and not go to prison.”

Those are the words of state Sen. Jeff Jacobson (R-Vandalia), who joked about the challenge of drawing maps for Ohio’s Congressional districts in his farewell speech to Statehouse colleagues in December 2008.

Signs hang from windows at the UAW Local 1112 union hall, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Lordstown, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

New jobs are planned for three General Motors plants in Ohio, and even more new jobs could come to the idled plant in Lordstown. But many unanswered questions remain for both workers and politicians.

IT servers
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Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order that sets up a new information sharing platform for state agencies.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus, where he unveiled the marketing platform for opportunity zones to share details on places and projects available for investment.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio has launched a new portal for its 320 “Opportunity Zones,” intended to help economically distressed communities to showcase projects for potential investors.

Workers build Honda Accords at the Honda factory in Marysville,ohio
Steve Brown / WOSU

The Honda plant in Marysville will suspend a second shift production line, which makes 55,000 cars a year, mostly Honda Accords. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says this highlights the unpredictable nature of the automotive industry.

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A job training effort hosted by tech giant Google held its first Ohio workshop in Columbus at the main downtown library Monday.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted was in Cleveland Monday on the first leg of what he's calling his week-long "Statewide Workforce Tour." The goal is to highlight vocational training programs that provide pathways to well-paying jobs. 

Speaking with executives and students at Tech Elevator, a computer coding school in Cleveland, Husted asked what the state can do to support programs like it. One suggestion: stop requiring bachelor's degrees for state government jobs that focus on computer programming. Husted was receptive to the idea.

Inauguration Day is here. Mike DeWine will be sworn in Monday as Ohio's 70th governor. Watch the ceremonies live, courtesy of the Ohio Channel.

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Ohio's elections chief said Wednesday that more than 275,000 inactive Ohio voters are about to get their final opportunity to keep from dropping off the rolls.

Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted speaks with Gov.-elect Mike DeWine looking on.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Governor-elect Mike DeWine has tapped his lieutenant governor Jon Husted to be the director of InnovateOhio, which was created by law last month. DeWine said on the campaign trail that InnovateOhio will help modernize state and local government.

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