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Ohio Lawmakers Approve Internet Cafe Crackdown

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Governor Kasich is expected to sign a bill passed by the Ohio Senate that essentially bans so-called Internet gambling cafes.
3:41PM
May
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.
1:31PM
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.
1:32PM
April 24, 2013

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

Medicaid Expansion Plan In Ohio Takes Another Hit

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A top Republican in the Ohio Legislature says the Senate's version of the state budget won't include the governor's proposed Medicaid expansion.
1:05PM
April
24, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand health care coverage for low-income Ohioans has been dealt another blow.

JobsOhio: Foes’ Infighting Shows Lawsuit Flawed

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10:08PM
April 13, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s job-creation agency is taking advantage of infighting among opponent lawyers to call the legal basis of their constitutional challenge into question.

Ohio Nonprofit’s Video Targets Kasich Drilling Tax

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A group called Opportunity Ohio has launched an online video series opposing Governor Kasich's proposed tax hike on gas and oil production.
2:12PM
April
2, 2013

A conservative nonprofit has launched an online video series opposing Republican Gov. John Kasich’s proposed tax hike on oil and gas production.

Chris Schmenk Out As Ohio Development Services Chief

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Christiane Schmenk is out at the Ohio Department of Development Services Agency
3:41PM
March 14, 2013

Governor Kaisch has appointed David Goodman to replace Christiane Schmenk as head of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

Ohio Treasurer Mandel Thinks Tax Hike Will Scare Industry Away

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The 3,200 member Ohio Oil and Gas Association holds its annual meeting in Columbus amid protests over a proposed state tax increase.
1:29PM
March 7, 2013

A fellow Republican state official has come out against Gov. John Kasich’s proposed tax increase on drillers.

Ohio Gov Sees Medicaid Ally In Food Bank Backers

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Governor Kasich wants food bank supporters to lobby Republicans to back his plan to expand Medicaid.
1:50PM
February 28, 2013

Gov. John Kasich is imploring supporters of the state’s food banks to help him convince his fellow Republicans in the Legislature to extend Medicaid coverage to thousands of Ohio residents.

Governor Slated To Give Major Speech Tomorrow In Lima

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Governor Kasich plans to deliver his state of the state speech Tuesday in Lima.
12:28PM
February 18, 2013

Governor Kasich’s annual state of the state speech is scheduled for delivery tomorrow in Lima.