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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.

Kasich Revising Ohio Drilling-Tax Plan

Governor Kasich continues to try to build support for a proposed tax increase on oil and gas drillers in Ohio.
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.

Flags In Ohio To Fly At Half-Staff Today

Governor Kasich wants to honor Ohio's military veterans by flying flags on public buildings at half-staff.
27, 2013

Governor John Kasich has ordered all flags be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day in honor of those who gave their lives in service to the United States.

Ohio Lawmakers Approve Internet Cafe Crackdown

Governor Kasich is expected to sign a bill passed by the Ohio Senate that essentially bans so-called Internet gambling cafes.
22, 2013

An effective ban on Internet cafes targeted as illegal gambling operations has cleared the Ohio Legislature after more than two years of wrangling.

Ohio Gov Hasn’t Lost Hope On Medicaid Expansion

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Governor Kasich says he continues to hope the state legislature will expand Medicaid under the federal health care law.
May 8, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he hasn’t given up hope that the Legislature will expand the Medicaid program under the federal health care law.

Ex-Lawmaker Appointed Ohio’s Next Higher Ed Leader

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A former Republican lawmaker is tapped to be the next Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.
April 24, 2013

John Carey, a former state lawmaker has been appointed as the next chancellor overseeing higher education in Ohio.