The theme of Gov. Mike DeWine’s first State of the State address was building for the future.
After seven years of former Gov. John Kasich moving his State of the State speech throughout Ohio, Mike DeWine brought his first one back to the Statehouse, where he talked about his basic philosophy.
“I take the world as I find it and do everything I can to make it better. And through the budget we will propose, we just want to make lives better for all Ohio families.”
That was one of several times when all lawmakers, regardless of party affiliation, rose in applause.