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Kasich “Seriously Considering” Another Run For President

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Gov. John Kasich says he’s seriously considering another run for president, the strongest suggestion yet that he might try another campaign. Kasich said he’s really unhappy with what he sees in this country and hasn’t decided what he wants to do about it – but said all options are on the table and that he’s… Read More

Kasich Picks Minority Business Chief For Commerce Director

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Ohio’s governor has named a new commerce director as the state agency’s current leader is set to return to a regulatory board. Gov. John Kasich said Monday he has picked Jacqueline Williams to lead the Ohio Department of Commerce. She will replace Andre Porter, who was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio in… Read More

Kasich Commits $2 Million to Children’s Health Research

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Gov. John Kasich is pledging another $2 million to support shared medical research among children’s hospitals in Ohio. The additional money comes after the governor committed $2 million in 2011 to spur collaborative research among the hospitals on children’s health issues. Kasich made the announcement Thursday at a Statehouse event. The funds will be divided… Read More

Kasich Hopeful Lawmakers will OK Medicaid Expansion Funding

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Gov. John Kasich says he’s hopeful state lawmakers will approve money that supports his expansion of Medicaid. The governor’s $72.3 billion, two-year spending blueprint sets aside funds to cover the more than 500,000 low-income Ohioans who enrolled in the federal-state health program after Kasich extended Medicaid eligibility under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul. The GOP-dominated… Read More

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Ohio Gov. Kasich To Return To New Hampshire, South Carolina

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to return to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire next month. The two-term governor visited the state last week in a trip designed to assess his political strength as he considers a 2016 Republican presidential bid. Kasich plans to attend the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit… Read More

Ohio Governor’s Panel Weighs More State Oversight of Police

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The panel commissioned by Gov. John Kasich to study police and community relations in Ohio is looking at whether state oversight of police officers should be increased. Panel members are suggesting things like statewide committees to investigate police-involved shootings and a central database of any officer fired by a department. Other… Read More

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Kasich’s Office: Trip For Netanyahu’s Speech Costs $3,462

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office says his trip to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress this month cost taxpayers about $3,462. The amount was released Tuesday to The Associated Press after a public records request. The office says the expense covers airfare, airport parking and hotel rooms for the Republican and two… Read More

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Governor’s Police Relations Panel To Hold Forum In Columbus

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Gov. John Kasich plans to address the group he commissioned to study police and community relations in Ohio. The latest in a series of meetings around the state will take place Monday at Ohio State University. Kasich formed the 24-person committee of city council members, religious leaders and law enforcement officials after several police-involved shootings… Read More

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Kasich’s Budget Proposal Leaves Questions In School Funding

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Gov. John Kasich released his 2016-17 state budget proposal in February, and while more than $7.5 billion has been proposed for education funding, the impact on local schools is a bit unclear. The proposal by the governor is far from final, as the budget will likely see many changes from the House and Senate before… Read More