With only two days left until Election Day, I see the enthusiasm Ohioans have for President Trump first hand. I spent two days traveling the state with Team Trump on Tour, visiting 9 counties throughout Ohio on Friday and Saturday. Ohioans braced the cold weather and showed up for early visits just to show support for our great president. On November 3rd, voters will head to the polls knowing that our president delivered on the promises he made to Americans four years ago.
Our Great American Comeback is truly well on its way with GDP growth booming at 33.1% last Thursday – higher than economists’ predictions. President Trump has proven he is a fighter who will go to work every day for ordinary Americans looking to provide for their families and live the American Dream. There is no better person to lead our nation for another term than President Trump. The excitement for him is clearly palpable, and I am confident that Ohio will go red once again to re-elect President Trump for Four More Years!
If you haven’t made it to the polls to vote yet, there is still time to do so. Make sure you visit slate.ohiogop.org to find the Republican slate card of candidates. Every vote counts, so make sure your voice is heard!
In Youngstown, Senator Portman Joined Ivanka for a “Make America Great” Rally
Last Saturday, Senator Portman campaign with Ivanka Trump in Youngstown. By working together with President Trump, we brought new jobs to Ohio, provided record funding to fight the addiction epidemic, passed legislation to help end human trafficking, enacted historic tax reform, and more.
DeWine Requests BWC Send $5 Billion Dividend to Ohio Employers
On Wednesday, Governor DeWine was joined by Lt. Governor Husted to request the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) send up to $5 billion in dividends to Ohio employers to ease the continued financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘This pandemic is unprecedented, and continues to financially impact Ohio employers and businesses,” said Governor DeWine. “Issuing these dividends is important. This is about keeping businesses open and people employed.”
If approved by BWC’s Board of Directors, it would bring the total dividend dollars for employers this year to nearly $8 billion.
More information is available at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/resources/news-releases-news-you-can-use/covid-19-update-10-28-20
Husted Discusses More Resources for Ohio Job Creators
Lt. Governor Jon Husted last week continued talking with businesses across Ohio about resources the administration has made available to support employers across the state to help them weather the COVID-19 economic slowdown. Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted have announced in recent weeks several packages of relief that will provide over $400 million in funding to support small businesses, restaurants and bars, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and individual Ohioans who need financial assistance. The administration also announced the largest-ever dividend in Bureau of Workers Compensation payments to insured businesses and local governments. The Lt. Governor continues to conduct media interviews to raise awareness among businesses for the new assistance.
Yost Announces Success of Largest Human Trafficking Sting in Ohio History
Attorney General Dave Yost joined federal, state and local law enforcement partners last week to announce the success of the largest human trafficking sting in Ohio history. Operation Autumn Hope, coordinated through Yost’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, resulted in 177 arrests and 109 human trafficking victims being rescued.
“The success of Operation Autumn Hope is measured not only in the number of arrests but in the lives that were rescued from this evil,” Yost said. “Every agency on this team looks for the day when no person is bought and sold in Ohio. Don’t buy sex in Ohio!”
During the operation, the U.S. Marshals cleared 76 missing and exploited children cases. The majority of the cases and arrests occurred in Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus. You can read more about Operation Autumn Hope here.
Ohio is Ready for Election Day!
Auditor Faber Talks CARES Act Funding with Local Governments
This week, Auditor of State Keith Faber continued reaching out to local governments to help provide guidance on spending CARES act dollars. Faber has been working hard to ensure that governments have the tools they need to make sure the monies make their way to local services and businesses to help our communities stay strong throughout the pandemic.
Sprague Addresses OML’s Municipal Finance Officers Fall Meeting
On Thursday, Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague spoke to the Ohio Municipal League’s Fall Meeting of Municipal Finance Officers. During the virtual conference, Sprague provided an overview of the various programs in the Treasurer’s office that are designed to support local governments. Additionally, Sprague offered an update on recent happenings around ResultsOHIO, the newly launched pay for success program.
Final Days – Kennedy Set to Eclipse Second Round of 88 Counties in 2020
With two days left to cast a ballot, Justice Sharon L. Kennedy finished her last full week on the campaign trail with stops in 18 counties. After she visits Perry County on Election Day, Sharon’s second tour of all 88 counties in 2020 will be complete.
Justice Kennedy’s message to everyone was the same – “do not stop now.”
“This year, you have all made it abundantly clear just how important this election is,” said Sharon. “The work of a volunteer is often difficult and thankless, but people like me cannot win without people like you – and from the bottom of my heart – I thank you. But our fight is not over yet. We have worked too long and too hard to stop now. I leave you with one last request, in the final hours before the closing of the polls, go through your contacts one more time to send one final reminder to vote all the way down
Justice French Visits 12 Counties with Trump Bus Tour
The highlight for Judi was getting an opportunity to thank the many volunteers who’ve supported her throughout Ohio. She wouldn’t be successful without their continued friendship and support.
Speaker Cupp Knocks Doors for Representatives Lanese and Jordan
This weekend we knocked for Rep Lanese and Rep Jordan in their respective districts with the Speaker and the ORP team along with our many volunteers.