Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and a number of State Officer and State legislative positions are on the ballot this year. As Election Day approaches, we at GOPC have been thinking about a range of quality-of-life and redevelopment issues we think the next legislative body of the state should work to carry out.
The non-partisan Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC) released its “Questions for Candidates in the 2018 Election.” This document challenges the next governor, other statewide office-seekers, and legislative candidates to articulate their policy positions on a range of quality-of-life and redevelopment issues.
Earlier this month, GOPC was a table sponsor at the Gubernatorial Forum hosted by the The Ohio Association of Regional Councils (OARC). Speaking to a roomful of the state’s top political, business, and civic leaders, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray shared their campaign platforms related to transportation, infrastructure, job creation, and economic development.
The White House released the proposed FY19 budget earlier this month, which intends to make cuts to several agencies and programs. The proposed budget would reduce the EPA’s budget by nearly 25%. The United States EPA currently oversees the brownfields program that administers state funding.