Category: Ohio Government

Inclusion is the key to DeWine’s cabinet picks

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s cabinet may be one of the most diverse  in Ohio history. He has nominated 13 women and 5 African Americans to cabinet positions.  Cabinet agency leaders are in charge of multi-million dollar budgets and thousands of state employees. Ronald C. Todd has been named to serve as the Governor’s Minority Affairs…

Sykes Named To National Fellowship On Maternal and Child Health

Lawmaker looks to strengthen Ohio families by bringing together state experts DENVER— The National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently named state Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) to its inaugural Maternal and Child Health Fellowship program. Sykes joins 24 other lawmakers and health policy experts from across the country who will work together to improve…

Ohio cuts income tax withholding rates

Ohio cuts income tax withholding rates Beginning January 1, 2019, millions of Ohioans will be getting a bit more money in their paychecks. At the direction of Governor John R. Kasich, Tax Commissioner Joe Testa said today that Ohio will be reducing withholding rates used by employers to calculate required payroll deductions for the state…

Queen City Champion

Queen City Champion By Christopher Scott Alicia Reece – fierce, champion, dedication; these are just a few of the words that can be used to describe Representative Reece. The representative of the “fighting 33rd district of Ohio,” previously served as President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and as Vice Mayor on Cincinnati City Council, chairing…

Great Ohioan Award nominations due Dec. 1

Great Ohioan Award nominations due Dec. 1 The Award commemorates the significant role of Ohioans in an event or series of events of lasting significance in world. In 2003, the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) launched the Great Ohioan Award to commemorate the significant role of Ohioans in an event or series of events of lasting…

State schedules two public auctions

State schedules two public auctions Public auctions are the last step in the state’s surplus program. State agencies declare property as surplus because it is either damaged or at the end of its life cycle for government use. In addition, property may include items seized by law enforcement officials as well as items surrendered to…

SBA & ODSA Boost Ohio’s Small Business Export Opportunities Worldwide

SBA & ODSA Boost Ohio’s Small Business Export Opportunities Worldwide Ohio Development Services Agency now accepting applications for the International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program The Ohio Development Services Agency’s Export Assistance Office is ready to help Ohio small and medium-sized businesses sell their goods and services overseas. Recently, the state of Ohio…