The Ohio Democratic Party has sued Governor John Kasich for what Democrats call his refusal to release his public schedules.
Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Jared Kertz says the suit filed in Franklin County Court is part of an effort to see if Governor Kasich has used taxpayer money to campaign for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Governor Kasich announced approval for 25 projects across the state, which he says will create more than 2000 jobs. At the monthly meeting of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, several proposals were approved in the Miami Valley. Among them, Production Control Units Incorporated in Dayton was approved and it expects to create 55 full time jobs. The company specializes in production process, automated assembly and product testing. Also, BOI solution was approved by the Tax Credit Authority for its new location project in Miamisburg.
Governor John Kasich has signed an executive order he says will help farmers affected financially by Ohio's recent drought conditions.
The order signed Wednesday instructs state agencies to help farmers seeking federal assistance on loans. That includes emergency low-interest loans for crop losses, relief payments for non-insurable losses and temporary deferral payments on federal loans.
The order also gives farmers permission to cut hay for livestock from land set aside for conservation.
Legislative analysts say Ohio could replace all the property tax money that's going to school districts through a hike in the state sales tax.
But to raise the more than $9.9 billion that's needed, policymakers would need to more than double the sales tax rate - from 5.5 cents on the dollar to 13.2 cents. That's in part because the higher the tax goes the less consumers like to spend.
The Ohio Legislative Service Commission provided the estimate Wednesday to an Ohio House subcommittee that's studying school funding ideas.