Governor John Kasich

Politics
8:46 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ohio Advocates Worry About Medicaid In Fiscal Cliff Talks

A group of governors from both major political parties met with President Obama and other White House officials today, to talk about the impact the so-called “fiscal cliff” could have on states. And as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, it’s something the governor and advocates from across the political spectrum have been worried about as well.

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Politics
7:30 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Kasich Won't Push Heartbeat Bill

The so-called "Heartbeat Bill" is dead in this session of the legislature, according to Republican Senate president Tom Niehaus. But its backers say they won't give up, and are still hoping for a last-minute maneuver to get it to the Senate floor before the end of the year. But one supporter of restrictions on abortion who's not getting involved is Gov. John Kasich.

"I let the legislature do its job, and then I respond.  I try not to wade into the legislature," says Kasich.  "I don't get in the middle of legislative activity."

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Statewide News
6:35 am
Tue November 20, 2012

13 Vie to Fill Vacancy on Ohio Supreme Court

Thirteen judges and lawyers have applied to Gov. John Kasich for the upcoming vacancy on the Ohio Supreme Court.

Kasich's appointee will replace retiring Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton.

Absent from the list released by Kasich Monday were two incumbents who lost their high-court seats in November: Robert Cupp and Yvette McGee Brown.

Cupp cited the impact on rulings coming yet this year as a reason for not applying.

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Statewide News
8:05 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Abortion Legislation on Horizon in Lame Duck Session

An Ohio House committee is scheduled to take a possible vote on a bill that could put Planned Parenthood in the back of the line when it comes to money for family planning services. That’s just one of the bills that lawmakers will likely consider in the coming lame duck session of the Ohio legislature.

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Statewide News
12:09 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Ohio Official: Budget Won't Be 'Business As Usual'

Ohio's budget director says state revenues have "modestly exceeded" projections during the budget year that began in July.

Budget director Tim Keen says that has allowed the state to stash money in its rainy day fund. But he warns that assembling Ohio's next two-year budget will still have its challenges.

Gov. John Kasich's last budget closed a budget gap that approached $8 billion.

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