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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.

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

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Gov. John Kasich is hosting an online town hall meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at www.kasichforohio.com.
7:22AM
January
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

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Gov. Kasich says the highly-anticipated education proposal will be unveiled before the end of the month.
8:20AM
January
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?

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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.
8:01AM
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.

Strickland Balks At Another Run For Governor

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9:54AM
January 8, 2013

Former Governor Ted Strickland says he will not make another run at the office in 2014.

Democrats Already Eyeing 2014 Campaign Against Kasich

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Democrats distributed "Kasich...You're Next" signs at Election Night celebrations.
7:31AM
November
8, 2012

Ohioans are still recovering from the brutal, expensive political marathon that the 2012 campaign was, but some partisans were thinking ahead to the next campaign at the party on election night.

Statewide Texting Ban, Teen Rules Sent To Governor Kasich

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All drivers also would be banned from texting, though young drivers could more easily be pulled over for the offense.
6:48AM
May
15, 2012

Ohio teens could not use cellphones or other electronic devices while driving under a bill sent Tuesday to the governor.

Latest Budget Critics: Court Reporters

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Court reporters now charge about $2 for each page of court transcripts. Prosecutors and public defenders think that should be lowered to match the cost of most public records.
7:53AM
April
10, 2012

Court reporters say a budget provision to cut the cost of court transcripts would take away their main source of income.

Kasich’s Tax Plan Stalls In Statehouse

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Rep. Governor John Kasich's tax plan has been criticized from both sides of the political aisle.
6:21AM
March 20, 2012

Republican state lawmakers have been hesitant to support the plan to increase the severance tax on oil and gas drilling companies.