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Ohio Gov. Kasich Proposes Tax, Education Changes

Governor Kasich today rolled out his mid-year budget update that cuts state income taxes by increasing taxes on drilling and tobacco.
11, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rolled out an ambitious election-year policy document that cuts Ohio’s income tax through increases in drilling and tobacco taxes and streamlines government services for the poor and unemployed.

About 17,000 Ohioans Apply Online For Medicaid

The state reports thousands of newly eligible Ohioans have signed up for Medicaid under Ohio's expanded program.
2, 2014

Ohio officials say they’ve received more than 17,000 applications from people seeking Medicaid health coverage through a new state website.

Ohio Public Safety Chief Leaves Office

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Ohio Safety Department Director Thomas Charles retired as of July 31, 2013.
July 31, 2013

The man who leads Ohio’s public safety forces and served for years as state watchdog has left his post.

OhioGov.: No Clemency Despite DA’s Plea

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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Billy Slagle.Governor Kasich today refused to grant Billy Slagle clemency in the death of his neighbor.
July 24, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rejected clemency for a condemned Cleveland killer despite a prosecutor’s rare plea to commute his sentence to life without parole.

Kasich Challenger Says Ohioans Can Protest Budget

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed Fitzgerald says state limits on abortions and funding cuts to Planned Parenthood may be subject to legal challenges.
11, 2013

Opponents of abortion-related limits inserted into Ohio’s state budget are exploring legal challenges and the possibility of forcing lawmakers to vote again on the provisions, the Democratic challenger to Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday.

OH Governor Wants Job Credit For Veterans’ Skills

Governor Kasich wants veterans' training and skills to count toward civilian job licenses and college credits.
11, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered veterans’ military skills and service be taken into account for civilian job licenses and college credits.

Ohio Senate Dems Propose Medicaid Expansion Bill

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Democratic Senator Shirley Smith of Cleveland says her legislation mirrors an original proposal Republican Governor John Kasich called for in his budget proposal.
May 1, 2013

Democrats in the Ohio Senate have introduced a bill to expand the Medicaid program under the federal health care law after the idea was stripped from the state budget.

Ohio Governor To Meet With Murder Victim’s Family

Ronald Post, received a reprieve from Governor Kasich. Now the governor has agreed to meet with the family of Post's victim.
April 5, 2013

Ohio governor John Kasich has agreed to a rare meeting with the family of a murder victim whose condemned killer the governor spared from execution.

Sales Tax On Ohio Lawyers, CPAs Not Easy To Impose

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Governor Kasich's plan to tax legal, accounting and architectural services may be difficult to implement.
7, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to tax lawyers, lobbyists and accountants is fraught with potential potholes.

Ohio Gov Signs Bill To Curb Ex-Inmate Hardships

Ohio Governor John Kasich signs thirteen bills into law at the Statehouse.
26, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed 13 bills, including one to ease ex-inmates back into the workforce as cosmetologists, salvage-yard dealers and construction workers.