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On Monday, January 7, 2019, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 300 (Identification Expiration Date). The law will take effect in 90 days.
On Thursday, January 10, 2019 Governor-elect Mike DeWine named 13 additional Cabinet appointments. A complete list of all nominees to date appears below.
- Adjutant General – John Harris
- Administrative Services – Matthew Dramschroder
- Aging – Ursel McElroy
- Agriculture – Dorothy Pelanda
- Budget and Management – Kimberly Murnieks
- Commerce – Sheryl Maxfield
- Development Services Agency – Lydia Mihalik
- Developmental Disabilities – Jeff Davis
- Environmental Protection Agency – Laurie Stevenson
- Higher Education – Randy Gardner
- Insurance – Jillian Froment
- Job and Family Services – Kimberly Hall
- Medicaid – Maureen Corcoran
- Mental Health and Addiction Services – Lori Criss
- Natural Resources – Mary Mertz
- Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities – Kevin Miller
- Public Safety – Thomas Stickrath
- Public Utilities
- Rehab and Corrections – Annette Chambers-Smith
- Taxation – Jeff McClain
- Transportation – Jack Marchbanks
- Veterans Services – Major General Deborah Ashenhurst
- Workers’ Compensation – Stephanie McCloud
- Youth Services – Ryan Gies
Federal shutdown continues.
NEXT Week in Public Policy January 14 - 18, 2019
On Monday, January 14, 2019, Governor-elect Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor-elect Jon Husted, Treasurer-elect Robert Sprague, Attorney General-elect Dave Yost, Auditor-elect Keith Faber and Secretary of State-elect Frank LaRose all will complete ceremonial swearing in ceremonies. The Governor’s inaugural ball is slated for the evening activities.
A number of Senate committees are scheduled to conduct confirmation hearings and a variety of other hearings. Nothing specific to disability-related issues, but the Senate Aging Committee will be holding a hearing to examine efforts to fight elder fraud. That hearing will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Dirksen Room 562.