PoliticsOhio http://wyso.org en Kasich, Republicans Differ On Oil & Gas Tax http://wyso.org/post/kasich-republicans-differ-oil-gas-tax <p></p><p>Governor Kasich’s proposal in his mid-biennium budget to raise taxes on oil and gas drillers in Ohio is being met with resistance from Republicans in the Ohio legislature. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, the Statehouse News Bureau’s Andy Chow tells Emily McCord that two different proposals are being debated.</p><p></p><p>Chow reports that the current tax rate on oil and gas drillers is very low compared to other states. Governor Kasich’s proposal would raise the tax to 2.75 percent. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) has a different proposal that would raise the tax to 2.25 percent.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:46:56 +0000 Emily McCord 47722 at http://wyso.org Kasich, Republicans Differ On Oil & Gas Tax Kasich’s Midterm Budget: Compassionate Conservatism Or A Boon For The Wealthy? http://wyso.org/post/kasich-s-midterm-budget-compassionate-conservatism-or-boon-wealthy <p>Republican Governor John Kasich released his Mid-Biennium Review this week, a policy document that updates his previous budget and lays the framework for his administration's agenda for the upcoming year. The proposal includes plans for workforce development, education and veterans' issues. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler tells Emily McCord that Kasich's tax cuts are generating the most scrutiny from Republicans and Democrats alike as the governor faces re-election in the fall.</p><p></p><p><u>Key highlights of Kasich's tax proposal in the MBR: </u></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:31:39 +0000 Emily McCord 47070 at http://wyso.org Kasich’s Midterm Budget: Compassionate Conservatism Or A Boon For The Wealthy? State Of The State: An Appeal To Undecided Voters http://wyso.org/post/state-state-appeal-undecided-voters <p>On the heels of a <a href="http://www.ideastream.org/news/feature/59787" target="_blank">poll showing the gubernatorial race tightening up in Ohio,</a> Gov. Kasich will deliver his annual State of the State speech on Monday. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler gave WYSO's Emily McCord a preview for PoliticsOhio this week and says Kasich will use the speech to appeal to independent voters.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:30:09 +0000 Emily McCord 46195 at http://wyso.org State Of The State: An Appeal To Undecided Voters Pepper, DeWine Trade Barbs As Political Season Kicks Into Gear http://wyso.org/post/pepper-dewine-trade-barbs-political-season-kicks-gear <p>David Pepper is officially in the race against Republican incumbent Mike DeWine for Ohio's next attorney general, and he has harsh words for his his opponent. Pepper is using a <a href="http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/firms-gave-heavily-to-dewine-gop/nc2xB/" target="_blank">recent report by the Dayton Daily News</a> as ammunition; it found several instances where DeWine received campaign contributions from law firms seeking state work. The Democrat says this is evidence of a "pay-to-play" system. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:53:56 +0000 Emily McCord 45622 at http://wyso.org Pepper, DeWine Trade Barbs As Political Season Kicks Into Gear Yellow Springs Resident Chosen For Lt. Governor Running Mate http://wyso.org/post/yellow-springs-resident-chosen-lt-governor-running-mate <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-752b8d21-a140-bf20-979b-387fc1071c2f"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, Ed FitzGerald, is expected to announce a new pick for running mate today: attorney Sharen Neuhardt of Yellow Springs.</span></span></p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:48:36 +0000 Lewis Wallace & Emily McCord 44747 at http://wyso.org Yellow Springs Resident Chosen For Lt. Governor Running Mate