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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.
10:17AM
May
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

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A proposal might hold back third-grade students because of low reading levels.
7:05AM
May
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

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Pain Killers
12:27PM
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
6:13AM
December
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.

Victories And Setbacks Mark Kasich’s First Year As Governor

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Rep. John Kasich took office in January, despite not winning a majority of votes in the 2010 election.
10:33AM
December
26, 2011

The Governor got the semi-private jobs board he wanted, but he suffered a major defeat with the repeal of Senate Bill 5.

Year In Review: Ohio’s Budget Battle

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The new budget cut $8 billion from state agencies, local governments, nursing homes, and others.
9:55AM
December
22, 2011

The fight over a $55 billion, two-year spending plan was one of the many events that divided the legislature in 2011.

Governor Not Sold On Drug Testing For Cash Assistance

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Republican Gov. John Kasich says he's concerned if drug testing people getting cash assistance from the state is "compassionate" or if it's "the right thing for the kids."
7:57AM
December
13, 2011

Gov. John Kasich says he has concerns about the legality and the family impact of drug tests for people getting cash assistance from the state.

Kasich: No Bidding War For Sears

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The Sears Holding Corp. headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
7:51AM
December 13, 2011

The Governor’s comments come as lawmakers in Illinois are considering a $275 million incentive package to keep the company in suburban Chicago.

Should Ohio Offer Sears $400 Million To Move To Ohio?

Posted: December 9, 2011

The Kasich Administration is said to have offered Sears Holdings as much as $400 million in incentives to move its headquarters from suburban Chicago to Columbus. Should Ohio offer Sears $400 million to move to Ohio?