Governor John Kasich

Statewide News
6:35 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Kasich Signs $62 Billion, 2-Year Ohio Budget

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a piece of the two-year budget that would bar the state's Medicaid program from covering the additional low-income residents allowed under the Affordable Care Act.

The Republican governor also vetoed 21 other provision in signing off on the $62 billion spending plan Sunday night.

Kasich's proposed budget had initially called for expanding Medicaid. But GOP leaders stripped the idea from the House version of the state spending plan in April. The House went even further, inserting a provision blocking the expansion.

7:04 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Poll: Ohio Gov Approval Best Since Taking Office

A recent poll finds Gov. John Kasich's job approval has hit its highest rating since he took office in 2011.

The poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut shows 54 percent of Ohioans favor the Republican governor's actions while 32 percent disapprove of his performance.

The poll taken over last weekend also finds that 49 percent of Ohioans say Kasich deserves to be re-elected.

The poll says Kasich currently leads Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, a leading Democratic opponent in the 2014 gubernatorial race, by a 47-33 margin. 

Statewide News
12:06 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Ohio Plans Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

The state of Ohio is spending nearly $50,000 to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking.

Gov. John Kasich said Wednesday that the state is working with a Hudson public relations firm to develop a "multi-pronged outreach and education campaign" that is expected to be introduced before the end of the year.

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Statewide News
8:23 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Governor Signs "Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act" Into Law

Senators Widener (R) & Beagle (L) join Governor Kasich (Center) for the signing of S.B.7

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill requiring Ohio courts to report certain mental health information for inclusion in a law enforcement database.

The bill signed Tuesday is named after a Clark County sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot two years ago. State Representatives Chris Widener from Springfield and Bill Beagle from Tipp city joined the governor for the signing of the Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act.

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9:57 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Kasich Credits JobsOhio, Wilmington Community For New Jobs In City

Governor John Kasich in Wilmington, Ohio
Credit Emily McCord

Governor Kasich was in Wilmington Thursday to highlight new jobs coming to the city. As Emily McCord reports, the Governor was joined by local officials and business leaders to celebrate commitments by companies to create more than 500 jobs.

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