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Governor DeWine State of the State: Here’s What You Need to Know

March 7, 2019 | 0

On March 5th Ohio Governor Mike DeWine addressed all Ohioans in the State of the State. Governor DeWine spoke to the variety of policy priorities his administration will be focusing on in the coming years. DeWine opened his speech by calling on Ohio to increase investments in failing infrastructure, asking for $1.2 billion dollars, or…

Ohio’s Centralized Income Tax Collection Efforts Remain Controversial

March 1, 2019 | 0

In 2018, business taxpayers were given the option to file a central municipal net profits tax return with the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) instead of with the Ohio municipalities in which the business taxpayers operate.  The Ohio General Assembly’s biennial budget bill last session provided taxpayers with this option, and also provided that the Ohio…

Impact Ohio 2019 Toledo Regional Panels Announced

February 28, 2019 | 0

At the Impact Ohio 2019 Toledo Regional Conference, attendees will hear from three panels of experts on issues important to the Toledo area. The first policy session of the day, Improving Childhood Experiences to Improve Communities, will begin at 9:15 AM. A panel of experts will discuss the importance of children’s health, education, and early…

Governor DeWine to Speak at Toledo Regional Conference

February 27, 2019 | 0

Impact Ohio is excited to announce that Governor Mike DeWine will be speaking at the 2019 Toledo Regional Conference on Thursday, March 14 at 10:15 a.m. at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. On November 6, 2018, Mike DeWine was elected to serve as the 70th Governor of the State of Ohio. Governor DeWine has had a long…

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

February 25, 2019 | 0

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 | 0

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 | 0

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 | 0

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 | 0

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…