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State Budget Proposal Would Halt County Sales Tax Increase

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Ohio counties may be prevented from raising sales taxes under Governor Kasich's proposed two year budget.
1:45PM
February
6, 2013

Governor Kasich’s proposed two-year state budget would restore $28 million dollars to the local government fund, but prevent local governments from raising sales taxes.

Groups Look To Sway Ohioans On Medicaid Expansion

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Governor John Kasich is expected to decide soon whether Ohio should opt for the Medicaid expansion under the federal Affordable Care Act.
3:25PM
February 1, 2013

A group of hospitals, insurers and religious organizations are seeking support from state lawmakers to expand Medicaid, even as Ohio’s governor has yet to say whether he’ll push to cover more low-income adults.

Governor Kasich Unveils Education Overhaul

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Gov. John Kasich releasing details about his education plan on Thursday.
2:36PM
January 31, 2013

Ohio’s governor is proposing a school-funding overhaul he says will help poor districts compete more evenly while introducing changes to promote innovation and performance.

Ohio Legislature Oks Moving State Of The State Speech

2:24PM
January
30, 2013

The Ohio legislature has agreed to the governor’s plans to move the State of the State speech out of the capital for the second year in a row.

Ohio Joins States Tracking Arsonists On Registries

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8:11PM
January
19, 2013

Ohio is joining the few states that require convicted arsonists to register with authorities, hoping it will help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage.

Ohio Governor Spares Condemned Obese Killer

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Ronald Post, receives a reprieve from Governor Kasich. The convicted murderer's death sentence was reduced to live in prison without the possiblity of parole due to problems with Post's legal defense.
3:40PM
December 17, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has spared a condemned inmate who says he’s too fat to be humanely executed.

GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Campaigns In Zanesville

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From left: Ohio Governor John Kasich, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, (R-OH); GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney
5:31AM
August
15, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made three Ohio campaign stops Tuesday. In a mid-afternoon address in Zanesville, the presumptive GOP nominee fired up a friendly crowd in a speech that lasted just 13 minutes.

Ohio Tea Party Groups Oppose Governor’s Tax Plan

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Ohio Tea Party groups oppose GOP governor's tax proposal.
3:18PM
July
19, 2012

A coalition of tea party groups in Ohio is calling a tax proposal by the state’s Republican governor “unnecessary and unwise.”

Ohio Governor Strikes $30M In Nursing Home Bonuses

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Governor Kasich signs a sweeping mid-term budget bill.
4:08PM
June 11, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a sweeping midterm budget bill after removing $30 million that lawmakers had set aside for bonuses to high-quality nursing homes and striking a number of other provisions.

Governor Kasich Signs Texting Ban For Drivers

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Ohio becomes the 39th state in the country to have a law banning texting while driving.
12:41PM
June
1, 2012

Ohio has become the 39th state to prohibit texting while driving.