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PoliticsOhio
5:35 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Polls Show Ohioans Are Not Happy With Kasich As SB 5 Referendum Makes It To Ballot

In the week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Bill Coehn with the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau. Cohen breaks down the result of several of this week's Quinnipeac polls. It includes how Kasich's approval rate is sinking, mixed news on President Obama in the state, and how Ohioans feel about the new health care law. Also, Cohen reports on the national implications on collective bargaining. Ohio voters will decide its fate in November.

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Politics
8:08 am
Wed July 20, 2011

Poll Reports Half of Ohio Voters Disapprove of Governor

Despite passing a budget without tax increases and cutting a lucrative deal with casino operators, Gov. John Kasich's approval ratings haven't moved much.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found 50 percent of registered voters disapprove of the governor, virtually unchanged from May. Perhaps having less to do with the Governor - Almost a third said they are "very dissatisfied" with the way things are going in the state.

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PoliticsOhio
5:28 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

State Budget Sends Mixed News For Ohio Arts Council

In PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord spoke to Karen Kasler from Ohio Public Radio's Statehouse News Bureau. Kasler reported on a story this week on how the state budget is impacting the Ohio Arts Council. It received more money but there are strings attached to how that money can be used, and according to the OAC, that's unique in the state. Kasler breaks down what happened and the implications.

Politics
7:17 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Gov. Kasich Set to Name Nonprofit Job-Creation Panel

Governor John Kasich today is expected to announce the line-up of Ohio's new semi-private job creation panel.

JobsOhio will be charged with the economic growth role formerly played by the Ohio Department of Development. Proceeds from state liquor sales are being used as start-up money.

Spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle says a portion of the two-hour meeting will be devoted to Kasich appointing the board's nine members. Then the panel will get to work.

Kasich's jobs creation advisor Mark Kvamme is among those who could be named.

PoliticsOhio
5:38 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Voters May Decide On Federal Health Care Mandate In November

In this week's edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Bill Cohen with the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau. Cohen has been following both the referendum effort on Senate Bill 5 and the proposed constitutional amendment Tea Party groups are pushing to exempt Ohioans from the federal mandate in President Obama's health care law. Cohen gives the latest developments with a look to the future and compares the two efforts.

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