Governor John Kasich

Statewide News
8:04 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Number of Death Row Inmates Declines in Ohio

The number of prisoners on Ohio's death row is decreasing as new death sentences are outnumbered by inmates who are executed or die from other causes or are freed through clemency or appeals.

The Economy & Business
8:05 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Ohio to Notify Businesses of Tax Overpayments

Ohio's tax department says it will start alerting businesses when they've overpaid taxes and help them reclaim their money.

Previously, if businesses failed to discover the error in paying their commercial activities tax within a certain time frame, they lost the right to reclaim it.

Gov. John Kasich and tax Commissioner Joe Testa announced the policy change Tuesday.

They said the Ohio Department of Taxation will begin notifying about 3,500 taxpayers who may have overpaid by a total of up to $13.7 million.

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Statewide News
8:04 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Kasich Will Sign Law Allowing Guns on Capitol Lot

Gov. John Kasich says he'll sign a new law allowing guns into the Ohio Statehouse parking garage - despite calls that he veto the bill in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Republican governor is expected to sign the legislation this week. It will allow guns for the first time in the parking garages underneath the Statehouse in Columbus.

Guns would have to be kept in cars, and would not be allowed into the Statehouse.

Statewide News
7:30 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Connecticut Shooting Leads to Examination of Ohio Gun Laws

With the shootings in Connecticut fresh in mind, members of faith community in Ohio are speaking out.  The Rev. Tracey Lind at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland is leading the charge against a loosening of gun restrictions.

Many pastors throughout Northeast Ohio Sunday began their sermons with prayers for the 28 people who died last Friday, 20 of them 6- and 7-year olds. But Tracey Lind quickly switched gears to talk about an Ohio bill lawmakers passed Thursday, which is awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature.

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Statewide News
10:36 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Kasich Announcing Plan for Ohio Turnpike's Future

Ohio's governor won't lease the Ohio Turnpike and instead proposes raising $1.5 billion in bonds to fund local road projects.

Up to an additional $1.5 billion could be generated by matching local and federal funds.

Republican John Kasich was announcing his plan Thursday. It caps any toll increases on trucks at inflation, freezing rates for 10 years on local trips paid for with an EZ Pass.

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