John Kasich en "Silly Season" Begins As Political Parties Trade Barbs <p>Pundits often call the period before elections the “silly season”, as campaigns throw accusations back and forth like volleyballs. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:25:08 +0000 Ohio Public Radio 57661 at "Silly Season" Begins As Political Parties Trade Barbs Medicaid Expansion Rally Draws Unusual Coalition <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">There’s an old saying --- Politics makes strange bedfellows. And that was evident&nbsp;Thursday at a rally in Columbus, supporting a proposal to expand Medicaid in Ohio to individuals with incomes as high as 38% above the official poverty level. More than 300 people attended the event, and statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports it was an unusual mix. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:56:10 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 32330 at Legislators Want Big Ideas Spelled Out In State Of The State <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">Ohio legislators are awaiting Governor John Kasich’s annual state-of-the-state address. It’s set for tonight in Lima. What are lawmakers hoping to hear in his speech? That’s the question statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has been asking.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P></P> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:09:50 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 30960 at Dem Party Chair Critical of State of the State ticket Lottery <P><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL><FONT size=3 face=ARIAL>Ohio's Democratic Party chair is questioning the propriety of a public online lottery for State of the State tickets organized by Governor John Kasich. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:06:53 +0000 Associated Press 30646 at Mandel Urges Opposition to Medicaid Expansion <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 1.5;">Ohio's state treasurer is encouraging fellow Republicans in the Legislature to reject Governor John </span>Kasich's<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: 1.5;"> proposed expansion of Medicaid.</span></p><p><font face="Times New Roman"> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:50:48 +0000 Associated Press 30578 at Mandel Urges Opposition to Medicaid Expansion Ohio House Dems Hint State Budget Could Pass With Changes <P>Democrats in the Ohio House of Representatives are ripping that massive tax cut and tax SHIFT proposal from Republican Governor John Kasich. The Democrats object to the plan on several grounds, but they’re dropping hints they could soften their opposition a bit….if some changes were made. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen files this report.</P> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:31:00 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 30577 at Kasich's Proposed Income Tax Cut Balanced By Sales Tax Expansion <P>Governor John Kasich is pushing a 1.4 billion dollar net tax cut for Ohioans over the next 3 years, a move he says would attract more companies and their jobs. It would come in the form of a huge cut in the graduated state INCOME tax. But, at the same time, a reduced 5 per cent state SALES tax would be applied to many services that are now UN-taxed. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports on who would pay MORE for that.</P> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:03:06 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 30159 at Kasich's Budget Contains Major Tax Shift <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">Governor John Kasich is proposing a major shift in Ohio’s tax structure. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:22:37 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 30091 at Republican State Officials Have Cash Reserves For 2014 Elections <p><font face="Times New Roman">The Republicans at the head of state government say they hope to remain on the job after 2014. The governor, state auditor, treasurer, attorney general and secretary of state have all indicated they plan to run again. And they have significant campaign cash on hand already. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:50:47 +0000 Alison Holm & Associated Press 29894 at Republican State Officials Have Cash Reserves For 2014 Elections Kasich Denounces Critics of JobsOhio <P>Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich had harsh words&nbsp;Thursday for Democrats and other critics of the new privatized economic development agency called Jobs Ohio. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:22:01 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 29883 at Ohio House Approves Moving State of the State Address <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">The Ohio House has agreed to the governor's plans to move the State of the State speech out of the capital for the second year in a row.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">The House approved the move with an 80-16 vote on Wednesday. Republican Gov. John Kasich wants to give the Februrary speech in Lima, a Rust Belt city in northwest Ohio that has seen new growth. Last year, Kasich became the first governor in modern memory to take the big policy speech outside the Capitol, to the Ohio River city of Steubenville. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:43:30 +0000 Alison Holm & Associated Press 29819 at Former Governor Ted Strickland Will Not Run In 2014 <P>Ever since he was defeated in his re-election bid 2 years ago, Former Governor Ted Strickland has been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2014. But now, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports Strickland has taken his hat out of the ring.</P> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:02:20 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 28635 at Kasich warns drillers they may face worse than his proposed tax <P>One of Governor John Kasich’s top goals in 2013 is to finally convince Ohio legislators to hike the severance tax on oil and gas drillers…and use the revenue to enact a CUT in the state INCOME tax. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:41:00 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 28351 at Governor Signs Pension Bills <P><SPAN lang=EN>Governor John Kasich has signed a package of bills that supporters say shore </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN>up Ohio's five public pension funds. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:59:14 +0000 Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio 23399 at Governor Uses Executive Privilege As A Legal Defense <P><SPAN lang=EN>Executive privilege is among Republican Governor John Kasich's arguments in a </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN>lawsuit filed by the Ohio Democratic Party over access to his schedule of&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN>appearances. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:31:20 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 23070 at VPOTUS, Ryan Campaign In Ohio <P>Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan appeared at campaign events in Ohio on Wednesday. Jim Letizia reports.</P> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:47:37 +0000 Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio 22620 at State And City Of Columbus To Commemmorate 9-11 <P><SPAN lang=EN>Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered flags be flown at half-staff at state </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN>public buildings and grounds today to commemorate today's anniversary of the </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN>nine-eleven attacks. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:28:17 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 22456 at Kasich will be on-stage and off-the-cuff at RNC in Tampa <P>Ohio’s Governor John Kasich will take the stage at the Republican National Convention tonight to talk about a recovering economy. The governor famous for speaking off the cuff insists even the tightly structured Mitt Romney organization will be giving him some latitude. Reporting for Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from Tampa.<SPAN style="DISPLAY: none">&nbsp; </SPAN></P> <P></P> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:51:33 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & M.L. Schultze 21716 at Kasich will be on-stage and off-the-cuff at RNC in Tampa Kaisch To Speak At GOP Convention Tonight <P><SPAN lang=EN>The rundown for tonight's Republican National Convention in Tampa puts Ohio's </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN>Governor in the prime-time spotlight. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler has a </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN>preview. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:30:42 +0000 Jim Letizia 21673 at Dems Sue To See Kasich's Schedule <p>The Ohio Democratic Party is suing Governor John Kasich in a Franklin County Court, saying he&rsquo;s illegally hiding documents that should be made available to the public. Ohio Public Radio&rsquo;s Jo Ingles reports.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:16:46 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Jo Ingles 20864 at