John Kasich

"Silly Season" Begins As Political Parties Trade Barbs

Jun 12, 2014

Pundits often call the period before elections the “silly season”, as campaigns throw accusations back and forth like volleyballs.

Medicaid Expansion Rally Draws Unusual Coalition

Mar 14, 2013

There’s an old saying --- Politics makes strange bedfellows. And that was evident 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.

Legislators Want Big Ideas Spelled Out In State Of The State

Feb 19, 2013

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.


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.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio's state treasurer is encouraging fellow Republicans in the Legislature to reject Governor John Kasich's proposed expansion of Medicaid.

Ohio House Dems Hint State Budget Could Pass With Changes

Feb 12, 2013

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.

Kasich's Proposed Income Tax Cut Balanced By Sales Tax Expansion

Feb 5, 2013

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.

Kasich's Budget Contains Major Tax Shift

Feb 4, 2013

Governor John Kasich is proposing a major shift in Ohio’s tax structure.

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.

Kasich Denounces Critics of JobsOhio

Jan 31, 2013

Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich had harsh words Thursday for Democrats and other critics of the new privatized economic development agency called Jobs Ohio.

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.

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.

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.

Governor John Kasich has signed a package of bills that supporters say shore up Ohio's five public pension funds.

Executive privilege is among Republican Governor John Kasich's arguments in a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Democratic Party over access to his schedule of  appearances.

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan appeared at campaign events in Ohio on Wednesday. Jim Letizia reports.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered flags be flown at half-staff at state public buildings and grounds today to commemorate today's anniversary of the nine-eleven attacks.

Associated Press

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. 

The rundown for tonight's Republican National Convention in Tampa puts Ohio's Governor in the prime-time spotlight. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler has a preview.

Dems Sue To See Kasich's Schedule

Aug 14, 2012

The Ohio Democratic Party is suing Governor John Kasich in a Franklin County Court, saying he’s illegally hiding documents that should be made available to the public. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports. 

Lawsuit challenging JobsOhio rejected

Jun 14, 2012

A state appeals court has rejected a lawsuit aimed at halting the activities of Ohio Governor John Kasich's new private job-creation entity called JobsOhio.

Ohio's oil and gas industry says the policy debate over fracking will likely continue even with the new drilling rules signed this week by governor John Kasich. The governor still wants to impose a severance tax on the industry to fund an income tax cut. Majority Republicans in the state legislature removed that plan from Kasich's budget bill, but the governor is convinced it will happen.