If we are paying attention we will all get a civic lessons in how the process of law making works in Ohio in the coming weeks. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will be looking for Ohio House and Senate approval for a new state budget he introduced yesterday. In part, the governor wants to spend a billion dollars for an initiative he’s calling investing in Ohio’s future, to earmark 500 million dollars to assist businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, and 450 million dollars for expansion of broad band services around Ohio. While many law makers are likely to support those plans, a proposal to increase vehicle registration and title fees to raise funds for the state patrol may be a much harder sell. With virus case numbers on the decline law makers within DeWine’s own republican party are likely to demand relaxation of pandemic-related health mandates and the ability to have legislative review over those mandates and how long they can remain in effect in return for their support. There will likely be some considerable give and take as the governor and republicans who control both the Ohio House and Senate try to get what they want. That’s the way I see it.