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Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague to Speak at Impact Ohio Toledo Regional Conference

February 25, 2019 |

Impact Ohio is excited to announce that Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State, Robert Sprague, will be in attendance and speaking at the 2019 Toledo Regional Conference on Thursday, March 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. Robert Sprague currently serves as Ohio’s  Treasurer of State where he oversees the state’s investment and…

133rd General Assembly Announces Leadership and Committees for 2019-2020

February 18, 2019 |

The 133rd General Assembly is underway, and both chambers have announced their leadership teams and committee assignments. Senate Leadership President: Larry Obhof President Pro Tempore: Bob Peterson Majority Floor Leader: Matt Huffman Majority Whip: Jay Hottinger Minority Leader: Kenny Yuko Assistant Minority Leader: Cecil Thomas Minority Whip: Sean O’Brien Assistant Minority Whip: Sandra Williams Senate…

Lake Erie Water Quality Becomes a Priority for the DeWine Administration

February 12, 2019 |

Toxic algae blooms and pollution in Lake Erie have posed threats to Northern Ohio’s drinking water and communities for decades. In recent years, the City of Toledo has issued “Do Not Drink” warnings to prevent locals from exposure to waterborne algal toxins like Microcystin that can permeate water treatment systems. Algal blooms in the Western…

InnovateOhio Pushes Technological Development in Government

February 5, 2019 |

Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted will oversee the creation of InnovateOhio under the DeWine administration. This newly created state agency is tasked with bringing companies and jobs to Ohio through technological developments. InnovateOhio’s goal is to improve government efficiency and customer service in the public sector.  Husted hopes that this program will streamline government processes and…

Ohio Ushers In a New Era of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

January 23, 2019 |

Blockchain was a topic of discussion at the 2018 Impact Ohio Post Election Conference. As Ohio paves the way for blockchain and cryptocurrency, it is important we understand the potential impact on the economy. The underlying technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is known as blockchain. Blockchain technology goes far beyond cryptocurrency and can be…

A Look Into The DeWine Administration

January 18, 2019 |

Mike DeWine has entered his new role as Ohio’s 70th Governor with plans to improve the lives of all Ohioans. To do this, he has selected leaders, experts, and public servants from across the state to help him deliver his vision. Jon Husted will serve as Lt. Governor and oversee InnovateOhio, a new program designed…

Will Ohio Begin Investing in Failing Infrastructure?

January 14, 2019 |

Our nation’s infrastructure is at risk. Earning a D+ in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, very little progress has been made towards restoring America’s failing infrastructure. Ohio’s ability to adequately maintain its failing infrastructure has been called into question as well. Nearly 7% of Ohio’s bridges have been deemed structurally deficient. Driving on deteriorating roads…

Childhood Health and Education under the DeWine Administration

January 11, 2019 |

On January 14, Attorney General Mike DeWine will swear in as the 70th Governor of Ohio. DeWine has made it clear that childhood health and education will be an immediate priority when the new administration transitions into office. The Governor-Elect’s initiatives are outlined through his “Opportunity for Every Ohio Kid” proposal, which emphasizes the importance…

Impact Ohio in 2019

January 2, 2019 |

Please stay tuned for more information coming soon on Impact Ohio’s 2019 regional conferences. Impact Ohio Regional Conferences are a way for communities across Ohio to focus on issues important to their community. Plans are underway to hold events in Akron, Canton, Dayton, and Toledo with additional locations likely.