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Governor Hits Road To Discuss State Budget

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Governor Kasich takes a road trip across Ohio to talk about the new state budget.
11:16AM
July
18, 2013

Governor John Kasich plans to stop in a Republican friendly part of Ohio to discuss the state budget as he begins a summer tour on the spending plan.

Bill To Block JobsOhio Audit Clears Legislature, Heads To Governor

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State Auditor Dave Yost and fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich have been at odds over whether Yost has the authority to audit the state's semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
11:57AM
May 30, 2013

Proceeds of the state’s $1.5 billion liquor deal with a job-creation nonprofit would be shielded from public audit under a bill headed to the governor.

Cleveland Democrat Enters 2014 Ohio Governor Race

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Democratic government official in northeastern Ohio, Ed FitzGerald, announced Wednesday he will run for Governor on the Democratic ticket.
3:58PM
April 24, 2013

The top Democratic official in Cuyahoga County has officially entered the campaign to challenge Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) in next year’s election.

Kasich Gets Second-Straight Positive Approval Rating

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The poll from Quinnipiac Universeity says 52 percent of Ohio voters approve of Kasich’s job performance, compared to 34 percent disapproval.
7:57AM
April 18, 2013

A new independent poll says a majority of Ohio voters approve of Gov. John Kasich’s job performance. it also says Kasich holds a commanding lead over Democrats likely to challenge him in 2014.

GOP-Led House Drops Medicaid Plan From Ohio Budget

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A Republican-controlled House committee plans to unveil its changes to Gov. John Kasich's budget on Tuesday.
7:48AM
April 9, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid under the federal health law won’t be included in the Ohio House version of the state’s two-year budget.

Ohio Democrats Gather In Columbus For Annual Dinner

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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald is so far the only Ohio Democrat to form an exploratory committee for a possible run for governor in 2014.
7:57AM
March
18, 2013

Ohio Democrats had a big weekend as they started planning for big campaigns ahead next year. The Ohio Democratic Party’s annual statewide dinner began just hours after a possible contender declined to run in the 2014 governor’s race.

Kasich, Yost Hold Ground On JobsOhio Audit

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Gov. John Kasich and Auditor Dave Yost have publicly disagreed over how much authority Yost has to audit the semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
7:47AM
March 14, 2013

The flap over the state auditor’s authority to look over all of the financial records of the governor’s public-private entity JobsOhio continues, as the deadline to meet a subpoena looms ahead.

JobsOhio Accepts $7 M In Donations, Donors Remain Anonymous

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Documents from JobsOhio show half of the 26 salaries paid by the organization were at least $100,000, with JobsOhio’s president and CIO making $225,000.
8:00AM
March 7, 2013

An annual report from the state’s semi-private job creation agency says it’s attracted $7 million in donations and millions more in public money.

Kasich Gets Positive Approval Rating For First Time

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The latest survey from Quinnipiac University gives Gov. Kasich his apporval rating of over 50 percent since taking office.
7:47AM
March 1, 2013

For the first time in two years, Governor Kasich has a positive approval rating in a major poll.

Income Tax Savings Released, But No Estimates On Sales Tax Bump

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State tax officials are not making estimates on how much additional sales tax Ohio consumers would pay under Gov. Kasich's proposed tax-shift plan.
8:57AM
February
7, 2013

State tax officials are not making estimates on how much money Ohio consumers will spend in increased sales taxes.