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Social Services Group Offers Mixed Review Of Kasich’s Ideas

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Health and human services advocates voice concern about how Governor Kasich's budget proposal will effect poor people.
30, 2015

A coalition of health and human services advocates is expressing support for the governor’s pitch to help economically struggling Ohioans move out of poverty, though the group has concerns about how the goal will be accomplished.

First female commander of Ohio Guard to leave post

Major General Deborah Ashenhurst of the Ohio National Guard plans to step down next year.
December 19, 2014

The commander of the Ohio National Guard is stepping down next year.

Ohio Governor’s EPA Director Pick Advances

Craig Butler has been acting head of the Ohio EPA since January.
18, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s pick to lead the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has been recommended for confirmation.

Ohio Midterm Budget Bill Set To Get Final Votes

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Members of both the Ohio House and Senate are poised to vote on Governor Kasich's mid-year budget.
4, 2014

The governor’s sweeping midterm budget bill is slated for final votes in the state Senate and House Wednesday.

Governor Kasich OKs 4 Extra ‘Snow Days’ For Schools

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Governor Kasich Wednesday signed a bill giving Ohio schools four additional snow days.
26, 2014

Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill giving Ohio schools four extra calamity days.

Ohio Governor Continues To Support Death Penalty

Governor John Kasich told The Associated Press Legislative Forum he supports the death penalty despite the prolonged death of Dennis McGuire last week.
January 30, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to support the death penalty following the prolonged execution of a condemned killer earlier this month that led to calls for a state moratorium on capital punishment.

Governor Kasich Defends Alternative Medicaid Vote

Gov. John Kasich says he does not regret bypassing the full Ohio Legislature and going through the State Controlling Board to expand Medicaid.
October 31, 2013

Gov. John Kasich defends his decision to turn to a legislative spending panel to push through an expansion of Medicaid rather than relying on the full Ohio Legislature.

Kasich ‘Optimistic’ On Medicaid Expansion

Gov. John Kasich continues to sound optimistic ahead of next week's Controlling Board vote to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law .
October 18, 2013

Gov. John Kasich says he’s optimistic ahead of a legislative panel vote on whether the state will extend Medicaid coverage to more Ohioans under the federal health care law.

Ohio Hospital Group Seeks To Take Medicaid Expansion To Voters

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With Medicaid expansion stalled, an Ohio hospital group seeks to take the issue to the ballot.
30, 2013

The debate over Medicaid expansion in Ohio continues, but now there’s word one group wants to try to take the issue to the ballot.

Budget Clears House, Heads To Governor For Signature

Republicans in the Ohio Senate pass a $62 billion state budget that revamps school spending, cuts personal income taxes and add abortion restrictions.
27, 2013

A state budget that revamps Ohio’s school funding system, cuts personal income taxes and adds new abortion restrictions has cleared both chambers of the legislature.