The Fight Between John Kasich and Ohio Nursing Home Operators

This week Columbus on the Record panelists discuss Governor John Kasich verbal attacks aimed at Ohio’s nursing-home lobby. The lobby released a TV ad paid for by the Ohio Health Care Association accusing Kasich of cutting care for Ohio’s seniors, poor and disabled. Kasich accused the lobby of using political donations to win cash for votes, and urged the Ohio Senate to uphold $427 million in cuts to nursing homes.

Also: Governor Kasich considers a tax cut; drilling in Ohio’s state parks gets complicated; The Blue Jackets financial problems again prompts talk of a bailout; and Hilliard Darby and Worthington Kilbourne High Schools get a visit from the controversial Westboro Bapist Church protesters.


  • Host – Ann Fisher (WOSU 89.7 NPR News)
  • Cathy Candisky (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • Reginald Fields (The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer)
  • Gene Krebs (Greater Ohio Policy Center)
  • Brian Rothenberg (Progress Ohio)

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Segments On This Episode (on YouTube)

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The Battle Over Ohio Medicaid Funding

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Ohio Governor Kasich Raises Hopes of a Future Tax Cut

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Drilling in Ohio's State Parks is Messy

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The Columbus Blue Jackets Are Deep in the Red

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Two Ohio High Schools and the Westboro Bapist Church

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