State of the State

For the first time in eight years, Ohio’s governor will deliver two consecutive State of the State speeches at the state capitol.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a Culinary Union hall Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Sen. Sherrod Brown's announcement that he won't be running for president.

Political commentator Mary Anne Sharkey also joins the show to discuss the proposed gas tax hike and Gov. DeWine's State of the State address. 

The DeWine administration's public health cabinet is acknowledged at the State of the State address on March 5, 2019 at the Ohio Statehouse.
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In his State of the State speech, Governor Mike DeWine said he will have a team of cabinet members dedicated to dealing with public health including opioid abuse, mental health services and the health of families. That idea is getting good reviews right now.

 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
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Gov. Mike DeWine’s used his first State of the State address to emphasize the importance on building towards a better future, he says Ohio can do this by investing in programs that support early childhood development, public health and workforce development.

State Of The State Reaction

Mar 6, 2019
Gov. Mike DeWine, center, speaks between Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, left, and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Following Gov. Mike DeWine’s first State of the State address, House Republicans trimmed back the proposed 18 cent gas tax increase.

The move comes after the Governor proposed what he called a minimalist request.

Today on All Sides, the reaction to the 2019 State of the State address.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine speaks during a public inauguration ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Columbus.
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Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to bolster arguments for raising the Ohio gas tax by 18 cents, promote programs to improve children's lives and discuss plans for fighting the opioid epidemic in the Republican governor's first State of the State speech Tuesday.

You can stream his speech below, courtesy of ideastream. The speech is set to begin at noon.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
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Gov. Mike DeWine's first joint address to the Ohio House and Senate will happen Tuesday at noon in the Statehouse, which is a change from the last seven years, when former Gov. John Kasich took the speech to different cities.

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The date for Gov. Mike DeWine’s State of the State address is official, and he’ll be bringing the address back to the capitol.

Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine reviews his prepared comments ahead of a primary election night event, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.
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For the first time in eight years, Ohio gets a new governor on Monday. Its 70th governor, to be exact. But Mike DeWine is hardly a new face for Ohioans.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mar 12, 2018
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Last week, the Democratic gubernatorial candidates took to the stage for their first debate of 2018. The candidates laid out their views on several policy issues, such as Medicaid, fracking, and gun control. The debate also had the candidates trading some heated words over some of these issues. 

We'll also look at the opioid crisis, sexual harassment in the Statehouse, and more with our panel of reporters. 

During his final State of the State address, Gov. John Kasich said Ohio is the strongest it’s been in a generation. But a coalition of unions and health and human services organizations say they think they have the data to prove that’s not true.

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In his final State of the State address Tuesday, Kasich announced a new $112 million facility will replace the current Twin Valley Behavioral Health Hospital in Columbus, which was built in 1977. The state psychiatric hospital is the busiest in Ohio, and also one of the oldest.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during the Ohio State of the State address in the Fritsche Theater at Otterbein University in Westerville, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
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Gov. John Kasich gave his final State of the State speech Tuesday night, at Otterbein University in his hometown of Westerville. He didn’t unveil any new programs but he did talk about values.

Gov. John Kasich singled out the activism of a Kent State University student during his final State of the State address on tonight.

Kasich gave freshman Antonina Schubert a “Courage Award” for her work in mental-health support.

She’s founder of the Nightingale Project, which helps people with depression, and seeks to end the stigma associated with mental disorders.

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Gov. John Kasich delivered his final "State Of The State" address on Tuesday, from Otterbein University in Westerville. His speech will began at 7 p.m. You can stream it below, courtesy of ideastream.