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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

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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.

Strickland Balks At Another Run For Governor

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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

Democrats distributed "Kasich...You're Next" signs at Election Night celebrations.
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.
15, 2012

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