John Kasich

Governor John Kasich was sworn into his second term in office on Monday. His inaugural speech sounded more like something that would come from a preacher than a politician. It’s not unusual for John Kasich to talk about his spirituality.

11:00 A bit like Christmas, election season seems to come earlier every year. But recently there was news that Ohio governor John Kasich may throw his hat into the presidential ring. Some pundits think he's got just the blend of Conservative values and Liberal policies missing from the GOP. This hour we'll get an early look at how the 2016 race is shaping up. Guests

10:00 Ohio's newest budget will be signed on Sunday, but it's already been hailed as "exciting and positive," and dismissed as a "train wreck." The $62 billion budget includes increased school funding, some income tax cuts and greater restrictions on abortions.  This hour, our panel of reporters will offer their analysis on what's in store for the Buckeye State. Guests

10:00 Last night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave his third State of the State address. What did you think? How did it go? Guests

  • Karen Kasler, Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
  • Bill Hershey, retired Ohio news reporter
  • Jim Siegel, Statehouse Reporter for the Columbus Dispatch

Discussion of the Governor's Tax Proposal

Feb 11, 2013

10:00 Last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich released his budget proposal which includes tax cuts for small businesses and a lowering of the state income tax. On this hour, we'll discuss the details of the proposal. Guests

Governor Kasichs New School Funding Plan

Feb 4, 2013

10:00 Ohio Governor John Kasich announced his new plan for school funding in a conference Thursday evening. On this hour, we'll discuss the new plan and its implications for Ohio's educational future. Guests

10:00 Governor Kasich is proposing a new policy requiring elementary students read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade, but not providing increased funding to schools. Is the “third grade reading guaranteeâ€? on its own enough to help Ohio’s school children? We'll talk about that and more on this segment of "All Sides." Guests

10:00 Yesterday, Ohio Governor John Kasich released his Mid-Biennial Review as a vehicle for major policy change, everything from education to bank tax reform to an income tax cut and more. On this hour of "All Sides," we’ll talk to a panel of statehouse reporters about the proposed changes. Guests

Governor John Kasich has made it clear he wants to hike taxes on drillers who are extracting natural gas liquids from Ohio's shale fields and he wants to use the new revenue generated to pay for another cut in the state income tax paid by families and small companies. Kasich is expected to release details of his plan on Wednesday. He'll need approval from state lawmakers. But, he already has the support of most lawmakers for his plan.

10:00 The city of Steubenville has been chosen by Governor John Kasich to host the State of the State address... Why Steubenville? And how will this help the city? Guests

  • Joe Nocera (Principal, Wells Academy)
  • Jerry Barilla (small business owner and local historian)

10:20 Then, before we hear the Governor’s State of the State address in Steubenville, we’ll ask what is the state of our state... What are the issues and what are conditions in different regions of the state? Guests

10:00... We'll host a discussion on the divisive Senate Bill 5, with State Senator Shannon Jones. Guest:

  • State Senator Shannon Jones

10:20… What animals should be pets? We'll talk about what creatures that are a part of the natural world are the best to have around the house, and which ones we may not know quite enough about yet. Guest: 

  • Julie Zickefoose (Natural history writer, artist and NPR commentator)

10:00... Four years ago from this upcoming Monday a Minneapolis bridge carrying I-35W over the Mississippi River suddenly collapsed. The bridge was designed to carry 66,000 cars a day, but failed to do so on August 1st, 2007, when it collapsed, killing 13 people and sending 98 to the hospital. This collapse signalled a deeper problem within the infrastructure system for this nation’s bridges and roads. Bridge and road conditions haven’t improved since, as an infrastructure report card from the American society of engineers  gave our highway system a D- ….

Ohio's Health Care Ballot Issues

Jul 27, 2011

Now, the Ohio health care question has been cleared for the fall ballot... Ohio voters will decide whether Ohio can opt out of the national health care overhaul; as Secretary of State, Jon Husted, said Tuesday that opponents of the federal law have enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot. So what are the pros and cons if voters do choose to opt out of the health care overhaul, and what does this mean for health care in Ohio?

At 7:56 p.m. last Thursday, Gov. John Kasich’s signature put Ohio’s new two-year budget into effect. This $55.8 billion dollar spending plan, that passed without a single Democratic vote, is considered a “game changer,â€? for Ohio. Some agree with Kasich’s final budget product, and commend his ability to close the deficit without raising taxes. Others strongly oppose his move to cut funding from various entities, such as local governments and schools.

10:00... Governor Kasich and Penn National have come to terms on an agreement that gives the casino in Columbus a "go-ahead" to start development. What's next in the construction and impact of this structure? 10:40… We'll discuss the reactions to President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan. What will his comments mean for the nation and how will they affect his run for reelection? Guests: 

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