Governor John Kasich

State Lawmakers Say Kasich's Campaign Isn't Slowing Down Ohio Government

Feb 12, 2016
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Gov. John Kasich is hitting the campaign trail hard after a second place finish in New Hampshire. Yesterday, Ohio lawmakers talked about how the campaign might be impacting day-to-day operations at the Statehouse. 

Recently, there’s been a sense that Kasich's campaign might be causing lawmakers to move a little slower than usual. Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) dispute this notion and say that Kasich is always ready to take a phone call.

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Ohio Governor, John Kasich came in 2nd in the New Hampshire Republican primary election on Tuesday. It was good news for his campaign but now the candidate, who’s established himself as a moderate in the GOP  field of presidential hopefuls, moves on to tougher territory – South Carolina and beyond.

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As expected, Governor John Kasich didn’t do well among the Republican presidential candidates in the Iowa caucuses. He finished tied for seventh place with Carly Fiorina, both with just under 2% of the vote. 

Kasich had focused his campaign on New Hampshire, figuring he could perform better with face-to-face campaigning in a smaller state with fewer extremely conservative voters.But University of Cincinnati political science professor David Niven says he has his work cut out for him.

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Three New Hampshire newspapers are endorsing Ohio Gov. JohnKasich for president as the Republican aspires to a top-tier primary finish there.

The Nashua Telegraph, Foster's Daily Democrat and Portsmouth Herald all threw their support behind Kasich in Sunday editions.

The Nashua paper called Kasich a "pragmatic problem-solver" with executive experience. The other two newspapers note Kasich "is not the flashiest candidate in the field," but say he's best qualified because of his effective leadership as a congressman and governor.

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Republican presidential contender and Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants further cuts to the state's income tax - even in a year that saw certain small-business taxes reduced to zero and across-the-board reductions statewide.

Kasich has advocated eliminating Ohio's income tax since his first run for governor in 2010. He said during year-end remarks Tuesday that further reductions remain a goal though Ohio's economic position is strong. He said the budget is balanced, the state's rainy day fund is strong and wages and job totals are rising.

Ohio officials have asked the federal government for more flexibility in the work requirements that some welfare recipients must meet.

Gov. John Kasich's administration says certain federal rules don't give people enough time to complete vocational training or job-readiness activities.

For instance, state officials want to increase a limit on vocational education training from 12 months to 36.

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is threatening to sue his fellow candidate, Republican Gov. John Kasich.  The Kasich super PAC New Day for America says it got a letter from Donald Trump’s lawyers, threatening legal action over a new ad that begins, "On the job training for president does not work."

 

The Republican-dominated Ohio House is urging President Barack Obama to halt the settlement of Syrian refugees in Ohio and the U.S., citing safety concerns.

The GOP leadership brought a resolution up for a vote Tuesday, the same day it was introduced. It passed 63-24.

No hearings were held on the largely symbolic measure, which comes in the aftermath of coordinated attacks in Paris. Some Democrats called the legislation short-sighted.

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Gov. John Kasich was among 10 Republican presidential candidates on the debate stage Wednesday night.

 

This was Kasich’s chance to get more attention. He’s still struggling to gain traction is early voting states like New Hampshire and Iowa.

 

During his opening statement, the governor echoed his pre-debate rally comments telling voters he’s tired of the “nonsense” he’s heard from the other candidates.

 

Kasich Pushes For Integration Of Pharmacies, State Databases

Oct 27, 2015
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Opiate overdoses were up again last year. Gov. John Kasich is responding by devoting more money to help pharmacists and doctors keep better records.

There are still pharmacists who aren’t using the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System or OARRS - a statewide database to better follow which patients have been prescribed painkillers. 

Gov. John Kasich says he wants to help these medical professionals by integrating OARRS with whatever system they already use to keep records. 

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