Kasich Outlines 2017 Vision In Face Of Budget Shortfall< < Back to
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. John Kasich says he is creating a position for a chief innovation officer to pursue and oversee developments in emerging technologies, such as education technology, robotics and data analytics.
The Republican governor announced the post Thursday in wide-ranging remarks to business leaders. The officer will probably work out of the Governor’s Office and head a new Ohio Institute of Technology.
Kasich repeated warnings about lagging revenues and what looks like an economic slowdown headed into the state budget season. He said it will be a tough budget featuring tight spending, but that people are “going to be able to live through it.”
Agencies have had to submit both a flat budget and a 10-percent reduced budget for the biennium, as Kasich faces a revenue shortfall approaching $621 million.