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Kasich Gets Second-Straight Positive Approval Rating

The poll from Quinnipiac Universeity says 52 percent of Ohio voters approve of Kasich’s job performance, compared to 34 percent disapproval.
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

A Republican-controlled House committee plans to unveil its changes to Gov. John Kasich's budget on Tuesday.
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

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.
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

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.
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

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.
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

The latest survey from Quinnipiac University gives Gov. Kasich his apporval rating of over 50 percent since taking office.
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

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.
7, 2013

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

Kasich Expected To Unveil Ed. Plan In Online Town Hall Meeting

Gov. John Kasich is hosting an online town hall meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at
29, 2013

The Republican governor is expected this week to lay out his proposals for Ohio’s school funding and other education changes.

Education Bill Includes Teacher Merit Pay, More Details To Come

Inside My Classroom
Gov. Kasich says the highly-anticipated education proposal will be unveiled before the end of the month.
15, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says his upcoming education bill will give school districts the ability to design programs that pay bonuses to teachers for high student performance.

With Strickland Out, Who’s In?

Clockwise from top-left: U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, former U.S. Congresswoman Betty Sutton, and former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.
January 9, 2013

With Dem. former governor Ted Strickland bowing out of the 2014 governor’s race, attention is turning to which Democrats could mount a challenge to Rep. Gov. John Kasich.