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)
- Kasich takes aim, fires at nursing home association. (Columbus Dispatch)
- Battle begins over Medicaid funding (Columbus Dispatch)
- Kasich suggests 2012 tax cut hinges on his budget passing (Columbus Dispatch)
- Source: Blue Jackets lose $25 million (bluejacketsxtra.com)
- Mineral rights are back in the spotlight in Ohio (Toledo Blade)
- Protesters in Hilliard challenge Westboro Baptist Church’s views (Columbus Dispatch)