Governor John Kasich 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? Governor’s Budget Update Bill Includes Tax Cut, Cigarette And Driller Hike http://wyso.org/post/governor-s-budget-update-bill-includes-tax-cut-cigarette-and-driller-hike <p>The governor’s budget update bill includes another state income tax cut – paid for by increases in two existing taxes.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:26:15 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 46967 at http://wyso.org Ohio Gov. Kasich Proposes Midterm Budget http://wyso.org/post/ohio-gov-kasich-proposes-midterm-budget <p>Gov. John Kasich's midterm budget was released today.&nbsp; Among the key proposals –</p><p>The Governor is calling for an 8.5 percent income tax cut for Ohioans - to bring the top rate to 4.66 percent by 2016. Kasich also proposed an increase in cigarette taxes - to $1.85 a pack. Similar increases would apply to other tobacco products and e-cigarettes.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:29:02 +0000 Associated Press & Jerry Kenney 46941 at http://wyso.org Ohio Gov. Kasich Proposes Midterm Budget Kasich Delivers Proposals During State Speech & A Big Surprise http://wyso.org/post/kasich-delivers-proposals-during-state-speech-big-surprise <p>Gov. John Kasich gave his fourth State of the State speech last night in Medina, and as perhaps fitting for an election year, it was unlike any other he’s delivered.</p><p>It was his shortest State of the State speech to-date at just over an hour in length. But the most surprising part of the evening wasn’t political; it was Kasich’s presentation of the three Cleveland women who were held captive for over a decade by Ariel Castro. It was the first time the trio has been seen together publically since their escape.&nbsp; Kasich honored them with the 2014 Ohio Courage Medals.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:23:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) & Andy Chow 46343 at http://wyso.org Kasich Delivers Proposals During State Speech & A Big Surprise