Governor John Kasich

Politics
8:04 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Tea Party Activist Nixes Kasich Primary Challenge

An Ohio tea party leader says the movement is working to recruit a new primary challenger to Republican Gov. John Kasich after their first contender backed out of the race late Saturday.

Tom Zawistowski tells The Associated Press that leader and activist Ted Stevenot's withdrawal less than a week after entering the contest was personal.

Zawistowski said tea party supporters still hope to field an alternative to Kasich by the Feb. 5 deadline.

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The Economy & Business
6:34 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Dayton Area Seeks $30 Million In State Building Funds

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 The Dayton area has proposed $30 million worth of economic development projects for Ohio’s 2015-2016 budget. It’s the first time in five years local groups have had a chance to request construction funds, and the governor’s Office of Budget and Management (OBM) is going through over 100 proposals from around the state now.

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Politics
5:04 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Second Democrat Plans To Enter Race For Ohio Governor

A longtime Cincinnati-area officeholder says he plans to run for Ohio governor, setting up a Democratic primary with the county leader from Cleveland.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says he's hearing from rank-and-file Democrats a desire for a choice in the May 6 primary. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has been considered the Democrats' presumptive nominee as they seek to take the governorship back from Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014.

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Politics
6:00 am
Tue December 24, 2013

2013 Ohio Budget Included Many Other Controversial Bills

When you look back at what the Ohio legislature did this year, you’ll discover a lot of controversial bills didn’t actually pass both chambers. Perhaps the biggest bill passed this year, the $62 billion dollar budget, also had some of those controversial bills attached to it.

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Politics
7:04 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Kasich Recruits Wexner to Help Fix State’s ‘Image’

The state’s top Republican leaders say Ohio is taking great strides to improve its business climate but the rest of the country may be having a problem receiving that message.  Governor John Kasich says Ohio has an image problem.

“Because sometimes, when people live in California, I don’t want the spouse getting worked up that they might be moving to somewhere in Ohio because they don’t have an ocean,” says Kasich.

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