Governor John Kasich

5:16 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Kasich Tells Ohio Legislature To Put Politics Aside

 Gov. John Kasich is telling Ohio lawmakers to steer clear of what he calls "mindless partisanship" and find common ground.

The first-term Republican made his plea for legislators to put politics aside and focus on what's good for Ohio in his State of the State address  Tuesday in Steubenville. Kasich's fellow Republicans control the state Legislature. The GOP holds a 23-10 edge in the state Senate, and a 59-40 advantage in the House. The governor told state lawmakers that the country is losing faith in their elected officials.  

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4:04 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Campaign Funds to Help Pay Ohio Gov.'s Speech Costs

Barred from using tax dollars, some Ohio lawmakers expect to use campaign cash for travel expenses related to this year's new site for the governor's State of the State address.

State law allows elected officials to pay for meals and mileage related to public duties with campaign funds.

The provision keeps taxpayers from picking up certain tab, but it raises concerns from at least one state government watchdog who says it could extend donors' influence beyond elections.

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Statewide News
4:47 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

PoliticsOhio: What To Expect From The State Of The State Speech

In this week's edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau. Kasler details where Kasich has been during his first terms as governor, how his tone will compare this year, and what that means for the annual State of the State Speech. She reports that Kasich will likely focus on education and fracking, but it's doubtful Ohioans will see sweeping reforms like last year's collective bargaining initiative.

Statewide News
11:15 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Ohio Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed an anti-bullying bill that requires schools to update policies to include harassment and intimidation sent electronically, such as over the Internet or mobile phones.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:38 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Kasich to Attend JobsOhio Session in Cincinnati

Gov. John Kasich will take part in a Cincinnati meeting of the board of the state's new private job-creation partnership.

The session this afternoon will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The governor last week announced an agreement between the state budget and commerce departments to transfer Ohio's liquor business to JobsOhio for the next 25 years. The deal is worth $1.4 billion.

The state Commerce Department is to continue to distribute and sell liquor in Ohio.