Governor DeWine delivers 1st State of the State address of 2nd term

COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine delivered his 2023 State of the State Address at the Statehouse in Columbus Tuesday afternoon.

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The Governor laid out the first budget of his second term in office in front of the Ohio General Assembly.

Much of his proposals focuses on education at all levels and mental health.

DeWine also proposed $40 million per year to train police officers on issues ranging from de-escalation to use of force crisis intervention for someone with a mental illness.

He said wants to also spend more money on body cameras.

“Recent events have once again shown us how important body camera footage can be,” Governor DeWine said. “As well as the critical need for on-going training for our law enforcement officers.”

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He also talked about Ohio’s economic development, including Intel’s new chip plant east of Columbus and Honda’s new electric vehicle battery plant in Fayette County.

State lawmakers will debate and tweak the governor’s budget proposal in the coming months.