Ohio Gov. John Kasich has dropped some hints of what’s likely to be included in the first state budget of his second term.
Higher Education Chancellor Petro To Retire
Chancellor Jim Petro, whose long career in public service has included 12 years as state auditor and attorney general, is retiring.
The 64-year-old Petro planned to announce Monday that he’ll end his run in February after two years as Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.
Petro, a Republican from outside Cleveland, sought the governor’s seat in 2006 but lost a GOP primary among three sitting statewide officeholders.
In 2005, he became the first state attorney general in the nation to intervene for the use of DNA evidence on behalf of a wrongly convicted inmate. His work helped exonerate Clarence Elkins, an Ohio man wrongly accused of rape and murder.
He and wife Nancy wrote a book on the experience, which will be the center of an international tour after he retires.