Governor John Kasich

Statewide News
7:04 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Kasich to Sign Speed Limit Increases Into Law

Gov. John Kasich plans to sign a transportation bill that boosts Ohio's speed limit to 70 mph on rural interstate highways.

The governor is slated to ink the bill during an event Monday in Warrensville Heights, near Cleveland. He's also expected to highlight the legislation at a later stop in Columbus.

The two-year transportation budget measure sets in motion a $1.5 billion Ohio Turnpike bond sale. It guarantees 90 percent of bond proceeds will go to northern Ohio projects. Toll rates would be capped on E-ZPass users' car trips of 30 miles or less for 10 years.

Supreme Court
5:42 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

PoliticsOhio: Gay Marriage In State Ultimately Up To Ohioans

Supporters and Opponents of gay marriage are watching what's happening in Washington this week, as the Supreme Court considers two cases om the subject. Bill Cohen of the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau joins Emily McCord to discuss the impact their decision could have on the state.

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Politics
6:35 am
Tue March 19, 2013

JobsOhio Must Answer Subpoena for Finance Records

The state's job creation nonprofit JobsOhio faces a Tuesday deadline to produce its private financial records for the state auditor - or explain why it won't.

Questions have mounted about how JobsOhio is spending its private dollars since Ohio Auditor Dave Yost issued a subpoena last week seeking access to the private side of its books. Yost said he was driven to issue the order after JobsOhio declined to volunteer the information.

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Politics
5:03 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

PoliticsOhio: Lawmakers Push For More Transparency From JobsOhio

Pressure is mounting at the Statehouse for more information on how money is being used by the public/private entity  Governor

Kasich created called JobsOhio. Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler joins Emily McCord for PoliticsOhio to reports on the controversy over transparency and what's at stake. 

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Education
12:05 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

School Board Hires New Superintendent Away From Governor’s Office

Ohio's state school board has picked a top education adviser to Republican Gov. John Kasich as the new superintendent of public instruction. Richard Ross was selected over Acting Superintendent Michael Sawyers on Tuesday by a 10-6 vote of the State Board of Education. Democrats are blasting the choice of Ross, who has worked closely with Gov. Kasich on his budget and other education policy. But Ross says he's been hired by the state school board now, and is not an agent of the governor.

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