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Ohio's high court recent ruling limits local power over gas drilling.
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A study group reviewing a proposed tax hike on oil and gas drillers in Ohio has delivered its findings and recommendations on the issue.

The report Thursday suggests that Ohio officials consider a "trigger" or slow phase-in of any severance tax increase based on market conditions of the industry.

In its report to the 2020 Tax Policy Commission, the group says price and production should be among the factors weighed when determining the tax rate on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Gov. John Kasich delivered his first major policy speech since the launch of his campaign for the Republican nomination for president.

 

Kasich told supporters in New Hampshire Thursday that he’ll balance the federal budget within eight years in a plan that includes tax cuts for businesses and the wealthy.

 

Ohio Lawmakers Want Permanent Pause On Green Energy Standards

Oct 1, 2015
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Ohio lawmakers have dealt another blow to the green energy industry and the state’s policies to encourage its use.

A group of state legislators want to freeze Ohio’s green energy standards indefinitely. These standards require utilities to cut energy use by 22 percent and increase the use of renewable energy sources by 12.5 percent by 2025.

The call for an indefinite freeze comes from the new report just released by the Energy Mandates Study Committee that spent the last few months looking into the cost and effectiveness of the standards.

Group Files FEC Complaint Against Kasich Contributors

Sep 23, 2015
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A campaign watchdog with Democratic ties is accusing close allies of Gov. John Kasich of breaking elections ethics laws to donate to Kasich’s Super PAC.

The American Democracy Legal Fund says Mark Kvamme and Paul Johannsen created a new company solely for the purpose of donating half a million dollars to an affiliate of Kasich’s New Day for America.

Kvamme was the first president of Kasich’s economic development engine, JobsOhio.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently said the state’s school board is too focused on politics. That comment was in response to a request from seven school board members for an outside investigation into Ohio’s charter schools. The board also wants an impartial investigation into whether State Superintendent Richard Ross was involved in the scrubbing of failing grades at some charters. School Choice Director David Hansen has already resigned over the issue.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he has the executive level experience and background necessary to lead.

Kasich joined Bentley for an event Monday at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham.

Bentley says he called Kasich to offer his support after seeing him in a recent debate. Bentley cites Kasich's experience and compassion as factors in his decision to endorse him.

Kasich Stands Out On Same-Sex Marriage During Debate

Aug 7, 2015
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A last minute surge in the polls put Gov. John Kasich on the primetime stage for the nation’s first Republican presidential debate of the season. Thursday night's debate was his first real shot at appealing to a national crowd.

By measure of applause, Kasich had the support of the home crowd as he tried to stand out in a night that was clearly the Donald Trump show.

Mandel Continues To Support Senator Marco Rubio's Presidential Bid

Aug 6, 2015
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Leading up to the Republican presidential debate, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel sponsored a rally Wednesday in Cleveland for candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Mandel’s support for the son of Cuban immigrants has sparked some controversy.

Mandel angered fellow Ohio Republicans last May when he endorsed Rubio as Gov. John Kasich was weighing his presidential bid. During the packed rally at the Town Hall bar in Cleveland, Mandel said Rubio first impressed him during a speech last year an Ohio hotel.

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(AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has made the cut of 10 for the first Republican debate.

Following Fox News' announcement yesterday that he would be among the GOP White House hopefuls taking part, Kasich issued a statement welcoming his fellow participants to Ohio. The first formal debate of the 2016 campaign is set for Thursday night in Cleveland.

The final cast for the Republicans’ first presidential debate Aug. 6 should be known Tuesday. 

Last week Kasich downplayed any concerns that he may or may not have about making that first debate in his home state.

“I don’t appraise my chances on that,” Kasich said. “You all know that. We’ll see what happens.”

Fox News said it will select the 10 candidates who will participate based on their average in the five most recent national polls. But Ohio Republican Party Chair Matt Borges is confident Kasich will make the cut.  

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