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Democrats Question Whether Budget Creates Health Barriers

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Some democrats at the Ohio Statehouse worry that Governor Kasich's budget would make it difficult for low income Ohioans on Medicaid to stay on the program.
2:50PM
February
11, 2015

Democrats on a state legislative panel are questioning whether Republican Gov. John Kasich’s budget could create barriers to health care after boosting access for some.

Ohio Budget Director Defends Kasich’s Sales Tax Increase

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Ohio budget director Tim Keen says Governor Kasich's proposed two year state budget gives Ohioans more control over their money.
1:55PM
February
3, 2015

ohio’s budget director is defending a proposed increase in the state sales tax, saying he believes reductions in the state income tax would allow consumers more choice in how they spend their money.

Governor John Kasich’s Budget: Tax Cuts, Tax Hikes

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Ohio Governor John Kasich released his proposed two-year budget Monday.
4:55PM
February
2, 2015

Gov. John Kasich’s third budget includes another round of income tax cuts, and tax increases that he has proposed before – and lawmakers have rejected.

Ohio Budget Director: Proposal Would Fund Medicaid Expansion

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The state budget director saysa proposed two-year spending blueprint would continue to fund an expansion of the Medicaid health program.
3:30PM
February
2, 2015

Ohio’s budget director says the governor’s two-year spending plan would continue to fund an expansion of the Medicaid health program.

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.
1:40PM
January
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

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Major General Deborah Ashenhurst of the Ohio National Guard plans to step down next year.
1:20PM
December 19, 2014

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

Ohio Governor’s EPA Director Pick Advances

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Craig Butler has been acting head of the Ohio EPA since January.
3:29PM
November
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.
2:58PM
June
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.
12:40PM
March
26, 2014

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

Ohio Governor Continues To Support Death Penalty

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Governor John Kasich told The Associated Press Legislative Forum he supports the death penalty despite the prolonged death of Dennis McGuire last week.
12:38PM
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.