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Gov. Kasich Rejects Clemency For Condemned Ohio Killer Of 2

Harry Mitts
Governor Kasich denies clemency for condemned killer Harry Mitts.
September 19, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rejected clemency for a condemned killer of two men, including a suburban Cleveland police officer who had rushed to the scene of the shooting.

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.
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.

Adjutant Gen. Ashenhurst First Woman To Lead Ohio National Guard

Ohio's Adjutant General Deborah Ashenhurst
12, 2013

In 2010, Governor – Elect John Kasich made Ohio history by naming Deborah Ashenhurst as the first woman adjutant general.

Bill To Block JobsOhio Audit Clears Legislature, Heads To Governor

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.
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.

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.

Poll: Ohioans Support Kasich’s Tax Shift Plan

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The proposal by Gov. John Kasich would increase the state's severance tax on oil and natural gas drillers to allow an income tax cut for Ohioans.
9, 2012

The survey by Quinnipiac University says 60 percent of Ohio voters support the idea of increasing the severance tax on drilling companies to allow income tax relief for Ohioans.

Senate Panel Waters Down Kasich’s Plan To Hold Back Non-Readers

A proposal might hold back third-grade students because of low reading levels.
9, 2012

A proposal to hold back Ohio third graders who cannot read has been softened by a committee of state senators, and the governor is frustrated by the move. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has an update.

Should Ohio Tax “Frackers” To Lower Income Taxes?

Posted: March 5, 2012

The Governor wants to tax drilling companies, then use that money to offset an income tax cut for Ohioans.

Ohio Launching Campaign Against Prescription Abuse

Pain Killers
January 28, 2012

Ohio’s governor is launching a campaign aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse by highlighting the stories of those who have been impacted by addictions.

Ohio’s 2011 National Spotlight Not Always Favorable

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The fight against Senate Bill 5 brought national attention to Ohio
28, 2011

For better or worse, 2011 proved quite eventful for the state of Ohio. As the year winds down to a close, WOSU commentator Stacia Kock takes a look back at some of the state’s more memorable headlines.