children services

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Friday was the deadline for Gov. Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget. He’d already unveiled several proposals, but now more is known about his priorities and how he says he’ll pay fof them. The details are now out in his $69 billion budget, but there are questions about how financially sound the spending plan is.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Children services officials are celebrating a proposal from Gov. Mike DeWine that nearly doubles the amount of state funding that goes towards their cause. They say this is the first indication in a long time that the state is taking issues like foster care seriously. 

DeWine wants to pump $74 million into the family and children services fund, bringing the total annual amount to $151 million.

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STATEIMPACT OHIO

Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has said children’s initiatives are a top priority. But one group that advocates for kids says it’s going to push him to prove that in the upcoming state budget.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Hot off his election night win, Governor-elect Mike DeWine made his first round of staff announcements. That includes the creation of a new position to carry out what DeWine says is among his top priorities.

On the campaign trail, Mike DeWine consistently said the health and well-being of Ohio’s children was a primary concern.

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WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, November 7:

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The Republican candidate for governor has released what he says is a plan to invest in Ohio’s kids, families and future. But Democrats are saying his record says otherwise.

“This is what I’m passionate about. This is what I believe matters most for the future of our state. And it’s why I’m running for governor.”