John Kasich

Few high-profile Republican members of Congress have publicly acknowledged Joe Biden's presidential win.

And many Republican politicians have refused to denounce President Trump's legal challenges and false allegations of widespread voter fraud.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's team is considering former Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich for a potential cabinet position.  

Karen Kasler

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich has been criticizing President Trump since losing to him in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

Republican former Ohio Governor John Kasich delivered a primetime address last night at the Democratic National Convention. 

Ohio Public Radio

Former Ohio Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will be speaking for presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention.

Ohio Public Radio

More than a thousand people concerned about climate change turned out at Otterbein University in Westerville Sunday for the first town hall from an unlikely alliance of former lawmakers. 

The Ohio Department of Medicaid director says her agency is dealing with big problems and could face huge fines from the federal government if they’re not fixed. 

Ohio Public Radio

U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is one of several Republicans who have questioned President Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

Former Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is criticizing the Republican Party for not pressuring the White House to release a whistleblower complaint on President Trump.  

The state has awarded the final round of prizes in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the opioid crisis.

Former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Governor John Kasich are forming a nonprofit organization that will work to steer money from any national opioid settlement to hospitals and health-based research. 

Statehouse News Bureau

One of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s proposed gun law changes in the wake of the August 4 Dayton shooting is an idea that’s been talked about before, and has passed in 17 states – a way to remove guns from people who are thought to be dangerous to themselves or others.

Ohio Public Radio

Not long after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's inaugural this week, former Governor John Kasich announced a new gig. 

Some members of the Republican National Committee and grassroots Republicans are backing an effort to block potential primary challengers to President Trump, even though party insiders are insisting it is too late to change the rules for the 2020 campaign.

"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.