John Kasich

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the latest gubernatorial debate and why you probably didn't watch it.

Chronic pain patients speak out against new rules for prescribing opioids Chronic pain patients at Ohio Statehouse.
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Last year, Ohio changed its rules for prescribing opioids, restricting amounts of, and circumstances under which, doctors can prescribe those narcotics. The new rules have an exemption for people who are in hospice type care for diseases like cancer. 

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the latest gubernatorial debate and how Obamacare has become a key issue in the campaign.

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On the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Marysville on Thursday, officials from Honda, government types and curious shop workers hoisted cell phones to see a new smart intersection project in action. Every few minutes, a Honda SUV heads toward the intersection and stops short—the driver warned of a pedestrian, emergency vehicle or red light runner.

Ohio Statewide Elected Officials Lack Contact With Kasich

Oct 1, 2018
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Ohio's state auditor, treasurer and lieutenant governor say they haven't spoken to Gov. John Kasich in more than a year. The secretary of state says it's been about six months for him.

Gov. John Kasich talks about the latest official fatal overdose numbers from the Ohio Department of Health at a Statehouse press conference.
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Gov. John Kasich says his Medicaid department has made some changes to required background checks on behavioral and mental health providers – a requirement that came from an executive order he signed in July. The change is good news to hundreds of providers who feared for their jobs.

Gov. John Kasich talks about the latest official fatal overdose numbers from the Ohio Department of Health at a Statehouse press conference.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Health Department puts the official death toll last year from accidential drug overdoses at 4,854 people. That’s more than 13 people a day, and a 20 percent increase over 2016. However Gov. John Kasich says there is good news in those numbers.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich has grown increasingly frustrated as he's watched shootings in Las Vegas and Florida — and closer to home in Cincinnati and his city of Westerville — fail to move state lawmakers around the country to tighten state gun laws.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
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A recent analysis of state data shows opioid overdose deaths increased by another 20 percent from the previous year. Gov. John Kasich says the opioid crisis is a complex battle, being fought both inside and outside the state.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich is adding more oversight on local officials to make sure they’re entering crucial information into a national criminal database.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich says the state’s crackdown on prescription opioids is making headway in the fight against drug deaths but he says there’s more that needs to be done.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich says he’ll do what many of his fellow Republicans say they’ll do this fall when it comes to the statewide ballot issue that would change criminal sentencing to prefer treatment over prison time.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the contentious debate between gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich talked about one of his favorite subjects – partnering with community colleges to develop workers’ high tech skills – as he opened the Midwestern Governors Association workforce summit Wednesday.

The Ohio National Guard 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Airport prepares to deliver soldiers, supplies and equipment in support Hurricane Maria relief efforts inPuerto Rico on October 3, 2017.
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The Ohio National Guard now says that it is not sending members or equipment to North Carolina to help with recovery from Hurricane Florence.

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