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DeWine's First 100 Days

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Tony Dejak
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Gov. Mike DeWine's first 100 days in office. Karen Kasler, Statehouse Bureau Chief for Ohio Public Radio, joins the show.

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On this week's episode:
Performance Review

It’s been a pretty busy 100 days in office for our Republican governor. So far, Mike DeWine has raised taxes, proposed a budget that has big increases in social programs and public education, and proposed spending surplus money on environmental programs.

He’s signed an executive order related to renew protections for transgender state employees. He’s put a halt to executions and come out in support of some gun control legislation

One could argue that the only truly conservative thing he’s done – and it's a big one – is sign one of the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the country: the "Heartbeat Bill."

Snollygoster Of The Week

A group of savvy lobbyists did the impossible at the Statehouse: They got every state senator to agree on something. That's right, a group of Ohio school children are leading the effort to make the Dunkleostues terrelli Ohio’s official state fossil fish.

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Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.
Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.
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