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Incoming Governor DeWine Signs Six Executive Orders After Swearing-In


Mike DeWine was officially sworn in as the Governor of Ohio on Monday, Jan. 14, during a brief midnight ceremony at his farm in Cedarville. Governor DeWine was given the oath of office by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Justice R. Patrick DeWine, while long-time friend Thomas M. Rose, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, presided over the ceremony. 

As soon as incoming Gov. DeWine was sworn in to office, he signed six executive orders, with many of them tied to issues dealing children's initiatives, the disability community and the behavioral health system. The orders are:

  • Creating the Governor's Recovery Ohio Initiative
  • Creating the Governor's Children's Initiative
  • Establishing Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State
  • Elevating Foster Care Priorities in Ohio
  • Discrimination Policy in the State of Ohio
  • Elevating Prevention within OhioMHAS

For more information about the individual orders, visit the Governor's webpage.

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