Governor John Kasich

Politics
3:04 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Ohio's GOP Treasurer Opposes Kasich Tax Hike

A fellow Republican state official has come out against Gov. John Kasich's proposed tax increase on drillers.

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel tells a meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association he believes the governor's proposal to increase the severance tax stands to scare away Ohio oil and gas investment at a critical time.

Mandel's remarks Thursday mark the second time in under a month he has bucked the governor on a major policy issue.

The Economy & Business
7:35 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Top Salaries Paid at Ohio Jobs Entity

Ohio's nonprofit job-creation entity is reporting raising nearly $7 million in donations and contributed services and paying top salaries to some staff last year.

Documents obtained by the Associated Press and other media show half of the 26 salaries paid by the organization were $100,000 or more.

The documents show that JobsOhio's president and chief investment officer drew a $225,000 salary in 2012, far more than Gov. John Kasich's salary of about $149,000.

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Healthcare
12:26 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Local Healthcare Providers Weigh Pros and Cons on Medicaid Expansion

Debate continues over Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed expansion of Medicaid - outlined in his state budget plan last month.  Conservatives say its big government - Democrats like increased medical coverage for the poor and disabled. As WYSO's Jerry Kenney reports, both pros and cons surrounding the expansion will affect services provided by local medical professionals and organizations.

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Healthcare
12:20 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

New Poll Shows Pluarality of Ohioans Surveyed Like Medicaid Expansion Proposal

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows 48 percent of Ohio voters agree with Republican Governor Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid in the buckeye state while 42 percent oppose the idea. 

But when the poll is broken down into party affiliations, Democrats support it 71 percent to 22 percent and Independents support it 48 to 43 percent. 

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Politics
8:04 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Poll: Ohio Gov. Approval Best Since Taking Office

A new poll finds that Gov. John Kasich's job approval rating is its highest since taking office two years ago.

It's also the first time his approval rating has been above 50 percent.

The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut shows 53 percent of Ohioans give Kasich a passing grade while 32 percent disapprove of his performance.

Just a year ago, his approval rating with was under 40 percent.

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