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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.

Governor Kasich Defends Alternative Medicaid Vote

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Gov. John Kasich says he does not regret bypassing the full Ohio Legislature and going through the State Controlling Board to expand Medicaid.
3:34PM
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

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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 .
12:40PM
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.
11:49AM
August
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

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Republicans in the Ohio Senate pass a $62 billion state budget that revamps school spending, cuts personal income taxes and add abortion restrictions.
3:57PM
June
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.

Kasich Revising Ohio Drilling-Tax Plan

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Governor Kasich continues to try to build support for a proposed tax increase on oil and gas drillers in Ohio.
12:43PM
June
6, 2013

Gov. John Kasich is working to line up support in Ohio’s drilling heartland for his proposed tax increase on oil and gas drillers by offering to send a quarter of proceeds back to Appalachia.