Governor Kasich Says Speech Lets Him Engage With Public
Ohio’s governor says he doesn’t understand why all the debate about moving his State of the State address from the Statehouse to an eastern Ohio elementary school.
Gov. John Kasich on Thursday offered few details about the Feb. 7 speech, which will mark the first time the address is delivered outside the Ohio Capitol. He said he doesn’t plan to use a teleprompter or prepared text, and he doesn’t have a backup plan in case of bad weather.
The Republican was speaking at a legislative preview session for journalists organized by The Associated Press.
Some of Kasich’s fellow Republicans have balked at the idea of holding the speech in Steubenville. The Ohio House narrowly agreed to the move this week. The GOP-led Senate was more in favor.