The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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OH 2011 Archives


Ohio Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archive


Kasich says Great Lakes need his protection (Columbus Dispatch, 11/18/11)
Drillers snapping up rights leases in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch, 11/10/11)


Critics: Ohio, gas industry too cozy (Columbus Dispatch, 9/27/11)
The ins and outs of shale drilling (Columbus Dispatch, 9/26/11)
‘Fracking’ wastewater floods Ohio (Columbus Dispatch, 9/25/11)
‘Fracking’ future (Columbus Dispatch, 9/25/11)

JULY 2011

Gov. John Kasich gushes about new natural gas find (Zanesville Times Recorder, 7/31/11)
Is 614 school districts too many? (Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/31/11)
Kasich blames loss of jobs to Mississippi on right-to-work issue (Mansfield News Journal, 7/30/11)
Early handicapping on SB5 referendum (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/24/11)
Health law likely to make November ballot (Columbus Dispatch, 7/23/11)
State justices asked to block JobsOhio funds (Columbus Dispatch, 7/23/11)
Opinion: Kasich’s lake-saving veto is a promise kept (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/23/11)
Ohio GOP dinner offers familiar criticisms of Dems as leaders urge GOP to protect new collective bargaining law (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/22/11)
Ohio’s unemployment rate rises for the first time under Kasich (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/22/11)
Opponents of JobsOhio ask Supreme Court to intervene (Columbus Dispatch, 7/22/11)
Ohio’s growth plans unclear (Cillicothe Gazette, 7/22/11)
Editorial: SB 5 referendum will be a brawl (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/22/11)
Ohio’s collective bargaining law will be on the November ballot (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/21/11)
Ohio Democrats to Gov. Kasich: Donate your News Corp. money to charity (The Raw Story, 7/21/11)
Kasich delays execution of death row inmate (Reuters, 7/21/11)
SB5 Repeal make it to November ballot (Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/21/11)
Funding as grim as area schools expected (Chillicothe Gazette, 7/21/11)
POLTIFACT: Kasich touts Ohio’s improvement in CNBC business survey (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/21/11)
Poll: Kasich’s approval rating slips; SB5 unpopular (Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/20/11)
Poll shows only 35% approve of job Gov. Kasich is doing (Toledo Blade, 7/20/11)
Kasich criticized for News Corp. ties (Dayton Business Journal, 7/20/11)
Poll: Kasich sinks further, Ohio voters want to repeal union-busting law (TPM, 7/20/11)
Ohio Democrats attempt to tie Kasich to Murdoch (WLWT, 7/20/11)
Ohio voters still not impressed with Gov. John Kasich (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/20/11)
Gov. Kasich signs late-term abortion bill (Reuters, 7/20/11)
Editorial: On Lake Erie bill, a test of leadership (Toledo Blade, 7/20/11)
Abortion ‘heartbeat bill’ give Ohio an onerous distinction (Youngstown Vindicator, 7/19/11)
Ohioans will get a health exchange (Columbus Dispatch, 7/19/11)
Ohio needs to be ready for gaming industry’s next move (Marietta Times, 7/19/11)
Editorial: Kasich’s jobs budget (Toledo Blade, 7/19/11)
Commentary: Calling out Ohio’s legislators on Lake Erie bill (Detroit Free Press, 7/18/11)
Opinion: Let’s hope voter photo-ID bill remains on the road to nowhere (Columbus Dispatch, 7/17/11)
Ohio Senate passes statewide abortion limit (Hudson Hub Times, 7/17/11)
‘Scheduling conflict’ keeps Kasich away from state GOP dinner (Columbus Dispatch, 7/17/11)
Critics of abortion legislation call it over-reaching, intrusive, unconstitutional (News-Herald, 7/16/11)
Kasich bucks GOP, vetoes lake bill (Columbus Dispatch, 7/16/11)
Kasich vetoes Lake Erie bill (Toledo Blade, 7/15/11)
Ohio governor vetoes bill on Great Lakes water use (Wall Street Journal, 7/15/11)
Editorial: The right call on saving Lake Erie (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/15/11)
Kasich vetoes controversial Lake Erie bill; pledges to work with Legislature for new law (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/15/11)
Two guvs urge Ohio veto of Great Lakes water bill (Wall Street Journal, 7/14/11)
Ruling halts Ohio executions (Columbus Dispatch, 7/14/11)
Ohio may miss out on millions for jobless (Columbus Dispatch, 7/14/11)
Kasich backs a deal on federal debt (Columbus Dispatch, 7/14/11)
Bill to block late abortions sent to Kasich (Columbus Dispatch, 7/14/11)
Editorial: Don’t drain Lake Erie (Detroit News, 7/14/11)
Ohio plan for lake called ‘new low’ (Toledo Blade, 7/13/11)
Editorial: Veto Lake Erie bill, governor (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/13/11)
Video: Tea Party predicts they’ll have highest valid ballot signature count ever because they didn’t pay their volunteers with ‘cigarettes and crack cocaine’ (Progress Ohio, 7/11/11)
Right-wingers angry at Kasich over Obama golf game (Plunderbund, 7/10/11)
Ohio’s rainy-day fund gets jolt of money (Columbus Dispatch, 7/8/11)
Ohio’s tax revenue jumped $1.5B in past year (Columbus Dispatch, 7/8/11)
Kasich Administration holding out hope for capital gains exemption for Ohio investments (Columbus Business Journal, 7/8/11)
Opinion: Govt consolidation way to soften budget cuts (Cincinnati Business Courier, 7/8/11)
A look at major areas of disagreement on $56B state budget (Aurora Advocate, 7/6/11)
Editorial: Ohio may rue prison sales (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/6/11)
Kasich using Race to the Top to promote SB5 (Hudson Hub Times, 7/6/11)
Governor signs prison sentencing reform bill (Hudson Hub Times, 7/6/11)
Leasing of turnpike an option in budget (Columbus Dispatch, 7/5/11)
GOP governor pushes change in battleground Ohio (Forbes, 7/5/11)
Kasich says $56B budget good for Ohio (Dayton Business Journal, 7/5/11)
Ohio tax revenue may be up (Mansfield News Journal, 7/5/11)
Is Ohio closing the door on the public? (MSNBC, 7/5/11)
Kasich’s ‘New Way’ tramples over Ohioans to cut funds for kids, drill in parks, allow guns in bars (Think Progress, 7/5/11)
Ohio Turnpike lease plans bring toll hike fears (Wheeling Intelligencer, 7/4/11)
New lobbyists in Ohio have strong GOP ties (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/4/11)
Indiana inspires Ohio to plan leasing turnpike (Indy Star, 7/4/11)
Kasich: ‘So what?’ if I pay a political price? (Politico, 7/4/11)
Arrogant or bold? OH Gov. Kasich’s push to fix economy making him friends, enemies (Washington Post, 7/4/11)
Kasich: Congress needs to look in the mirror (CBS News, 7/3/11)
Kasich: ‘I’ve taken some hits’ over budget (The Hill, 7/3/11)
Ohio shows the way on death tax repeal (Wall Street Journal, 7/2/11)
Ohio’s new gambling landscape: 4 casinos, 7 ‘racinos,’ nothing else (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/2/11)
Kasich signs bill allowing concealed guns in bars (LA Times, 7/1/11)
In Ohio, a new governor is off to a smooth start (New York Times, 7/1/11)
Editorial: Casino accord promises to pay off for many (Columbus Business First, 7/1/11)
Kasich: ‘We delivered’ (Marietta Times, 7/1/11)

JUNE 2011

In ‘secret video,’ Gov. Kasich thanks Koch brothers union busting front group AFP for their support (Progress Ohio, 6/26/11)
LT Gov: CSI Ohio reforms state regulatory environment one rule at a time (Dayton Business Journal, 6/22/11)
Education laws in Ohio, Idaho subject of repeal campaigns (Huffington Post, 6/17/11)
Two casinos to pay $110M more in tax (Toledo Blade, 6/17/11)
Campaign to repeal SB5 collects over 714K signatures (Daily Kos, 6/17/11)
Penn National and OH Gov. John Kasich reach deal on casinos (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/17/11)
Ohio gov OKs racetrack slots in casino deal (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/16/11)
Editorial: Kasich trying to cut too much from local government too quickly (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/5/11)
Opinion: ‘Tough luck’ attitude hurts Kasich’s cause (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/4/11)
Kasich won’t join governors club (Columbus Dispatch, 6/3/11)
Ohio Senate debates teacher merit pay (Columbus Dispatch, 6/3/11)
Ohio teachers air merit pay concerns to governor (WLWT, 6/3/11)
Money to curb smoking is cut from state budget (Columbus Dispatch, 6/3/11)
Protesters rally at Cincinnati casino site (Columbus Business First, 6/3/11)
Editorial: Commercial advertising isn’t state business (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/2/11)
Communities waiting to see if Ohio ‘death tax’ gets buried (Sun News, 6/2/11)
Editorial: Merit pay should stay in budget (Columbus Dispatch, 6/2/11)
Wealthy schools get most budget relief under Senate plan (Columbus Dispatch, 6/2/11)
Senate budget proposal includes extra revenue for better-performing school districts (Columbus Dispatch, 6/2/11)
New budget deficit projection requires independent review (Youngstown Vindicator, 6/2/11)
GOP lawmaker may not stick with Kasich proposal on construction project wages (Springfield News-Sun, 6/2/11)
Kasich administration: NGA not enough bang for buck (Columbus Dispatch, 6/2/11)
Debate on merit-pay lanuguage continues (Dayton Daily News, 6/2/11)
Labor leaders say Gov. Kasich is gambling with jobs (Kentucky Post, 6/2/11)
Despite slow recovery, job gains adding to Ohio’s revenues (Springfield News-Sun, 6/2/11)
Education laws in Ohio subject of repeal campaign, budget skirmish (Huffington Post, 6/1/11)
Ohio House leader takes issue with Senate budget changes (WHIO-TV, 6/1/11)
Ohio Senate relents on teacher pay in budget bill (Columbus Business First, 6/1/11)
Higher casino tax stays in Senate budget bill (Columbus Business First, 6/1/11)
Senate budget restores $130M for cities, schools (Springfield News-Sun, 6/1/11)
Opinion: Voting changes should be tested before presidential election (Lancaster Eagle Gazette, 6/1/11)
Defenders of SB5 organize to oppose repeal (Columbus Dispatch, 6/1/11)
Senate budget bill includes lobbyist legislation on privatizing Ohio Lottery (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/1/11)
GOP unveils revamped state budget (The Daily Record, 6/1/11)
SB 5 rancor not visible on Kasich’s school visit (Columbus Dispatch, 6/1/11)
Kasich touts job ideas (Marietta Times, 6/1/11)

MAY 2011

OH Senate budget sends more money to schools and cities (Reuters, 5/31/11)
Budget changes pit Senate GOP against House GOP, Gov. Kasich (Columbus Examiner, 5/31/11)
Kasich touts bill in fight against drug abuse (WLWT, 5/31/11)
New campaign launched to uphold SB 5; Kasich, other GOP leaders to be actively involved (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/31/11)
Kasich, GOP leaders to actively campaign for SB 5 (Youngstown Vindicator, 5/31/11)
Senate GOP strips union law language from budget (Columbus Dispatch, 5/31/11)
Senate budget rewards high-achieving school districts (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/31/11)
Senate budget plan strips new OH union law wording (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/31/11)
Ohio Senate’s budget would restore some money to schools, local governments (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/31/11)
$8 billion deficit isn’t number set in stone (Akron Beacon Journal, 5/31/11)
New pro-SB 5 panel to swing into action (Youngstown Vindicator, 5/31/11)
Opinion: Redesigning Ohio the key to state’s future (Youngstown Vindicator, 5/31/11)
Ohio school funding in review (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/30/11)
Ohio’s $8 billion budget hole: Was it really that big? (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/29/11)
Editorial: Close tax loopholes (Toledo Blade, 5/29/11)
Commentary: Ohio must restore balance to care for elderly (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/28/11)
Kasich touts jobs (Zanesville Times Recorder, 5/27/11)
Ohioans don’t like John Kasich for doing what he said he’d do (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 5/27/11)
Opinion: Nursing home cuts put elderly at risk (Dayton Daily News, 5/27/11)
Public officials, employees speak out against state budget, SB5 (Newark Advocate, 5/27/11)
Editorial: Government website ads bad idea (Zanesville Times Recorder, 5/26/11)
Poll: Kasich would lose do-over election by 25 points (Talking Points Memo, 5/26/11)
Talks start on additional casino payments to state (Columbus Dispatch, 5/26/11)
Checking in on John Kasich (Public Policy Polling, 5/25/11)
Banks could get tax break, Kasich says (Columbus Dispatch, 5/25/11)
Construction workers side with casinos in fight with governor, GOP lawmakers (WKSU, 5/24/11)
Consultant to talk to casino developers in NYC, construction workers rally in Cleveland (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/24/11)
Kasich considering changing corporate franchise tax (Columbus Dispatch, 5/24/11)
Workers rally in support of halted Cleveland casino project (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/24/11)
Opinion: Governor shows his true, uh, colors (Columbus Dispatch, 5/24/11)
Controlling Board covers Strickland expenses (Columbus Dispatch, 5/24/11)
Kasich doesn’t expect rising state revenue to ease budget cuts (Columbus Dispatch, 5/24/11)
Kasich friends in high demand (Columbus Dispatch, 5/23/11)
Gov. Kasich says any extra money shouldn’t go to local governments (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/23/11)
Ohio fires up gun changes (Akron Beacon Journal, 5/23/11)
Ohio House’s added school aid not enough, local officials say (Toledo Blade, 5/23/11)
Editorial: Get best expertise on casinos, then act quickly (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/22/11)
Editorial: Whose side is governor on? (Toledo Blade, 5/22/11)
Ohio poised to approve concealed-carry law allowing guns in bars, restaurants and stadiums (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/22/11)
Editorial: Cha-ching! That’s the sound of the legislature at work (Columbus Dispatch, 5/22/11)
Left and right expecting close race on SB 5 (WYTV, 5/21/11)
GOP operative will lead SB 5 defense (Columbus Dispatch, 5/21/11)
Commentary: Kasich’s casino play is coming up lemons (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/21/11)
Kasich: We need to get down to business (Chronicle-Telegram, 5/20/11)
House Dems seek lawmaker role in Ohio prison sales (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/20/11)
Kasich signs bill cracking down on pill mills (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/20/11)
Video: Kasich says job growth, business policies working (The Morning Journal, 5/20/11)
Casino tax rides on who’s counting (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/20/11)
Kasich courted, but not ready to support a GOP presidential candidate (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/20/11)
Group opposing SB 5 says its close to getting referendum on November ballot (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/20/11)
In one month, 214K plus Ohioans sign petition to stop Kasich’s anti-worker law (Think Progress, 5/20/11)
Editorial: What the people want (Toledo Blade, 5/20/11)
Kasich signs bill cracking down on dangerous pill mills (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/20/11)
Audio: Kasich may commute death sentence (WKSU, 5/20/11)
Kasich, Rhee movie night latest scene in epic battle of public, private schools (Columbus Examiner, 5/19/11)
Poll calls for tough challenges ahead for politicians (Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune, 5/19/11)
SB 5  critics attack GOP goals (Toledo Blade, 5/19/11)
Reducing prison population is inevitable, but at what cost? (Youngstown Vindicator, 5/19/11)
Big majority favors repealing SB5, poll shows (Columbus Dispatch, 5/19/11)
Unions react to Gov. Kasich showing of anti-union “Superman” film in Cleveland (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/19/11)
Charter universities blasted as ‘backdoor tax’ (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/19/11)
Audio: GOP cuts back on early voting in Ohio (WKSU, 5/18/11)
Inside the Senate Bill 5 poll (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/18/11)
Most Ohioans want to repeal union curbs (Reuters, 5/18/11)
Opinions on collective-bargaining limits harden in Ohio (National Journal, 5/18/11)
Working America protests Gov. John Kasich’s budget cuts for Ohio (Zanesville Times Recorder, 5/18/11)
Kasich’s approval rating at 38%; 54% of Ohioans want Senate Bill 5 repealed (Cleveland Dealer, 5/18/11)
Ohio voters say new collective bargaining law should be repealed, new poll shows (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/18/11)
Poll shows if voting today, Ohioans would reject new collective bargaining law (Toledo Blade, 5/18/11)
Poll: Voters favor bargaining bill repeal, cool to Gov. Kasich (Dayton Daily News, 5/18/11)
Any extra taxes should benefit neediest, advocates tell lawmakers (Columbus Dispatch, 5/18/11)
Ohioans favor repealing anti-union law by wide margin (FireDogLake, 5/18/11)
Poll: Majority want repeal of OH bill that guts collective bargaining rights (Talking Points Memo, 5/18/11)
GOP state senator defends SB5, doubts poll numbers (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/18/11)
Poll shows Senate Bil 5 could be repealed (Columbus Dispatch, 5/18/11)
A license to kill? Kasich thinks so (Columbus Dispatch, 5/18/11)
Kasich considers changing color of ‘pink’ Ohio driver’s license (Columbus Dispatch, 5/17/11)
Kasich, Strickland camps quarrel over $418,243 in bills left behind (Columbus Dispatch, 5/17/11)
Workers suffer as standoff between John Kasich and casinos continues (Cleveland Scene, 5/17/11)
Casino adviser – highest tax rate ‘could be counter-productive’ (Columbus Business First, 5/17/11)
Kasich seeks $400K  for bills left by predecessor (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/16/11)
Kasich adviser: Raising casino taxes risky (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/16/11)
Casino developers push Kasich for clarity, consistency (WLWT, 5/16/11)
Kasich’s casino consultants said last year that raising taxes is a bad idea (Cleveland Leader, 5/16/11)
Tea party favorite tapped for pension panel (Columbus Dispatch, 5/16/11)
‘We’re open for business now’ – Ohio Gov. John Kasich (Human Events, 5/16/11)
Ohio auditor pushes proposal to let counties merge (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/16/11)
New groups aim to rally support for Kasich’s plan (Columbus Dispatch, 5/15/11)
Ohio: A New Kind of Battleground (The Nation, 5/14/11)
Kasich and nursing home lobby battle over proposed budget cuts (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/14/11)
Local taxes take it on the chin (Columbus Dispatch, 5/14/11)
Editorial: The Senate’s budget opportunities (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/14/11)
Editorial: GOP budget guts Consumer Council (Toledo Blade, 5/14/11)
Fox News parent to post political contributions after flap over support for Kasich (Washington Post, 5/14/11)
Ohio governor comes in like a lion (WANE, 5/13/11)
Ad pulled, critical of planned Ohio health cuts (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/13/11)
Kasich is putting Ohio’s $400M ‘Race to the Top’ funding in jeopardy (Cleveland Leader, 5/13/11)
Editorial: Construction reform in budget should raise Ohioans’ eyebrows (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/8/11)
Ohio House passes prison reform bill (Youngstown Vindicator, 5/8/11)
Budget alters Ohio’s priorities (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/8/11)
State assistance to local government cut (Coshocton Tribune, 5/7/11)
House passes state budget cutting school funds, selling prisons (Middletown Journal, 5/6/11)
Commentary: Kasich’s ‘tool box’ contains broken tools (Youngstown Vindicator, 5/6/11)
Protestors rally for jobs (Columbus Dispatch, 5/6/11)
Kasich questions Capitol’s security (Columbus Dispatch, 5/6/11)
State reps’ reaction to budget passage split along party lines (The News-Herald, 5/6/11)
Ohio House budget would let Kasich sell assets such as prisons (Bloomberg, 5/6/11)
House approves Kasich’s budget (Youngstown Vindicator, 5/6/11)
Budget adds teacher-pay changes (Columbus Dispatch, 5/6/11)
Divided Ohio House passes budget full of cuts on heels of rosy revenue news (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/6/11)
Ohio Holocaust memorial sought (Columbus Dispatch, 5/5/11)
OH House approves $55.5B budget (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/5/11)
Ohio voters send a message in rejecting school tax issues across the state (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/5/11)
OH House budget plan blunts some cuts (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/5/11)
Sentencing overhaul would save state $78 million (Columbus Dispatch, 5/5/11)
Thumbs down to new taxes (Dayton Daily News, 5/4/11)
Ohio voters approve 59% of school levies (Columbus Dispatch, 5/4/11)
Ohio casino developers lose bid to block higher taxes in House (Columbus Business First, 5/4/11)
Republicans tout accomplishments in Ohio’s first 100 days of Kasich; Democrats counter (Aurora Advocate, 5/4/11)
Budget at top of Statehouse agenda (The News-Leader, 5/4/11)
Top-performing universities may be freed from state constraints (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/3/11)
OH state Senator eyes university reserve assets (Forbes, 5/3/11)
Kasich comments for Teacher Appreciation Week rankle critics (Columbus Business First, 5/3/11)
Ohio panel approves changes to state budget (Forbes, 5/3/11)
Kasich college budget revised (Columbus Dispatch, 5/3/11)
Tax on casino wagers stripped from proposed budget (Columbus Dispatch, 5/3/11)
OH House panel approves $112 billion, 2-year state budget (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/3/11)
OH Chamber endorses Kasich’s budget plan (Youngstown Vindicator, 5/3/11)
Kasich proclamation honors public employees (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/2/11)
Changing workers’ comp an old battle (Columbus Dispatch, 5/2/11)
Editorial: Shabby treatment (Toledo Blade, 5/2/11)
Editorial: OH House version of the budget – fixes and flaws (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/2/11)
House Republicans make changes big and small to Kasich’s budget proposal (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/1/11)

APRIL 2011

GOP lawmaker to Kasich: Tone down the ‘Dirty Harry’ bit (Cincinnati Enquirer, 4/30/11)
Charter school backer says OH House proposal weakens oversight (Columbus Dispatch, 4/30/11)
Opinion: Will Kasich budget result in strong credit rating? (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/30/11)
Editorial: OH House GOP begins to put breaks on Kasich’s race to privatization (Toledo Blade, 4/30/11)
State budget is top priority (Youngstown Vindicator, 4/30/11)
Kasich budget hit with 200 revisions by House Republicans (Columbus Business First, 4/29/11)
OH Chamber-led coalition aiming to save Kasich budget as foes build steam (Columbus Business First, 4/29/11)
OH House unveils changes to gov’s budget plan (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/29/11)
Kasich to Obama: Do your own job first (LA Times, 4/29/11)
Ohio’s unemployment fund deficit looms large for Kasich budget (Columbus Business First, 4/29/11)
Kasich disrespects Browns fans (Columbus Dispatch, 4/29/11)
Lower workers’ comp rates? (Columbus Dispatch, 4/29/11)
House GOP budget hits the casinos (Columbus Dispatch, 4/29/11)
Wishing, hoping not enough to fix Ohio’s budget (Marietta Times, 4/29/11)
OH House budget changes would give schools more money but take away savings (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/29/11)
Kasich allows Ohio to participate in Teach for America program (Toledo Blade, 4/28/11)
Kasich: Keep the old and bring in the new (Tribune Chronicle, 4/28/11)
Oversight on leasing turnpike weighed (Toledo Blade, 4/28/11)
Ohio #3 in business-tax ranking for new investment (Columbus Dispatch, 4/28/11)
Commentary: Public schools shortchanged at our peril (Toledo Blade, 4/28/11)
Swing-state Ohio at heart of union rights battle (LA Times, 4/28/11)
GOP hints at major changes it would make to Kasich budget proposal (Dayton Daily News, 4/28/11)
House GOP budget hits the casinos, ads $70 million in spending (Columbus Dispatch, 4/28/11)
Kasich seeks cuts in workers’ comp rates — and needles Browns fans (Columbus Dispatch, 4/28/11)
Kasich asks teachers for ideas on merit pay (Columbus Dispatch, 4/27/11)
Obama’s criticism of OH’s new collective bargaining law rankles Kasich (Toledo Blade, 5/27/11)
Ohio needs a sweeter payoff from casinos (Marietta Times, 4/27/11)
Republicans mark success; Democrats see divisiveness (The News-Leader, 4/27/11)
Kasich’s foot in mouth on benefits (The News-Leader, 4/27/11)
Teacher merit pay system in OH’s new collective bargaining law could be first of its kind in the country (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/24/11)
Kasich now urging voters to reject local school levies (Plunderbund, 4/24/11)
Kasich sticks foot in mouth (Youngstown Vindicator, 4/23/11)
Editorial: Kasich’s plan for higher education had good, bad points (Columbus Dispatch, 4/22/11)
OH Gov looks to expand minority business share (Businessweek, 4/22/11)
Ratings firms keeping close eye on Ohio budget battle (Columbus Business First, 4/22/11)
Kasich: State should offer more work to minority business (Columbus Dispatch, 4/22/11)
Kasich’s Bob Evans gaffe spurs ‘Ohioans Against Shabby Benefits’ labor group (Huffington Post, 4/21/11)
Groups protest use of Ohio parks for drilling (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/21/11)
Labor group goes after Bob Evans using Kasich gaffe (Dayton Daily News, 4/21/11)
Labor group born after Ohio gov’s Bob Evans gaffe (Forbes, 4/21/11)
Kasich remark about Bob Evans’ benefits sparks union response (Dayton Pulse Journal, 4/21/11)
Environmental groups ask legislators to oppose drilling in state parks (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/21/11)
Video: Kasich employs ‘aggressive agenda’ to keep jobs in Ohio (Bloomberg, 4/20/11)
Put up or shut up, Kasich tells critics of JobsOhio plan (Youngstown Vindicator, 4/20/11)
Kasich uses his Fox News know-hos to take on Ohio’s public unions (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/20/11)
Schools rally support to fight cuts in state funds proposed by Kasich (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/20/11)
Kasich says casinos should open, but pay more into state’s coffers (News-Leader, 4/20/11)
Kasich on his first 100 days : ‘There’s a lot more to come’ (The Daily Record, 4/20/11)
Ohio Republican power players plot 2012 strategy (Roll Call, 4/20/11)
Bill would prohibit deal for turnpike (Warren Tribune Chronicle, 4/19/11)
Kasich comments on ‘shabby’ benefits at Bob Evans (Columbus Dispatch, 4/19/11)
Lawsuit: Kasich’s JobsOhio board unconstitutional (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/19/11)
Kasich responds to lawsuit, tells critics of JobsOhio to ‘put up or shut up’ (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/19/11)
Kasich touts accomplishments, admits missteps, from first 100 days (Columbus Business First, 4/19/11)
Gov. John Kasich’s feverish first months produce a record of accomplishment, controversy (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/19/11)
Kasich marks his 100th day by highlighting accomplishments, expresses a few regrets (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/19/11)
Kasich, other statewide elected officials disclose incomes (Columbus Dispatch, 4/19/11)
Governor is sued over JobsOhio (Columbus Dispatch, 4/19/11)
Kasich’s beginning: an adventurous, divisive 100 days (Columbus Dispatch, 4/19/11)
First 100 days, fiery Dems and abortion (Wooster Daily-Record, 4/19/11)
SB 5 likely to swing voting (Columbus Dispatch, 4/18/11)
While slashing social services, Kasich flew more on state plane in 3 months than predecessor did in 13 (Think Progress, 4/18/11)
Schools’ state report cards likely to change (Columbus Dispatch, 4/18/11)
Editorial: Kasich’s wasted opportunity on closing tax loopholes (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 4/18/11)
Kasich’s plan cuts state payments for child care (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/18/11)
Two Democratic Ohio legislators say JobsOhio is unconstitutional (Ohio Daily, 4/18/11)
Editorial: 21st-Century government? (Toledo Blade, 4/18/11)
Opinion: We deserve better leadership than this (Marion Star, 4/17/11)
Kasich state plane use off to fast pace (Dayton Daily News, 4/16/11)
John Kasich’s sad war on transit (and cities) (DC Streets Blog, 4/15/11)
Kasich says Ohio to keep Moody’s rating (Dayton Business Journal, 4/15/11)
Kasich’s comment raises debate about what is ‘cool’ (Cincinnati Enquirer, 4/14/11)
Ohio’s Fiscal Fallout: Ten things to know about SB 5 (Youngstown Vindicator, 4/1/11)
Kasich signs SB5, but fight isn’t over (Columbus Dispatch, 4/1/11)
Transportation bill drives agenda to make Ohio business-friendly (Columbus Business First, 4/1/11)

MARCH 2011

Kasich signs Senate Bill 5 as supporters and opponents gear up for huge referendum (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/31/11)
Ohio’s anti-union law is tougher than Wisconsin’s (New York Times, 3/31/11)
Audio: Kasich tells Ohioans they must get used to change (NPR, 3/31/11)
Ohio’s union rights battle appears headed toward November referendum (NPR, 3/31/11)
Ohio lawmakers pass government union curbs that let Kasich channel Walker (Bloomberg, 3/31/11)
School districts learn how deep state cuts might be (Coshocton Tribune, 3/31/11)
Ohio schools face loss of state aid in Kasich’s budget proposal (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/31/11)
Ohio lawmakers pass anti-union bill (New York Times, 3/30/11)
Kasich signs transportation budget (Columbus Dispatch, 3/30/11)
Kasich budget touted as helping local officials save (Columbus Dispatch, 3/30/11)
Ohio Legislature passes bill curbing union rights (Reuters, 3/30/11)
Poll: Voters not OK with Kasich’s first few months (The Daily Record, 3/29/11)
Kasich plan helps poorer schools, hurts rich districts (The Chronicle-Telegram, 3/29/11)
Cincinnati casino developer seeks clarity from Kasich (Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/29/11)
Kasich, Democratic group have different school funding numbers (Akron Beacon Journal, 3/28/11)
Ohio Consumers’ Counsel prepares for budget battle (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/27/11)
Ohio school districts likely to have less cash (Lancaster Eagle Gazette, 3/18/11)
Democrats look to Strickland for DNC job (Politico, 3/15/11)
Poll: Governor’s approval rating at 40 percent (Springfield News Sun, 3/15/11)
Facing critics, Kasich prepares to unveil budget (News-Herald, 3/15/11)
Kasich forbids broadcasts of budget announcement (Zanesville Times Recorder, 3/14/11)
47% in Ohio Poll disapprove of Kasich’s performance (Zanesville Times Recorder, 3/14/11)
Kasich delivers message of jobs in State of State (Ohio News Network, 3/8/11)
Kasich pushes agenda through statehouse (Ohio News Network, 3/3/11)
Ohioans debate change in collective bargaining (Ohio News Network, 3/2/11)
With one-vote margin, Ohio state senate passes SB 5 (TPM, 3/2/11)


Ohio, Wisconsin shine spotlight on new union battle: government workers vs. taxpayers (Washington Post, 2/28/11)
In Columbus, conflicted emotions on unions (New York Times, 2/24/11)
State budget clashes spread to Indiana, Ohio (Washington Post, 2/23/11)
Video: Gov. Kasich to meet with officer he called ‘an idiot‘ (NBC4i, 2/16/11)
Control shift gives GOP votes to greatly alter Ohio’s labor law (Toledo Blade, 2/11/11)
Kasich: You strike, you get punished (Columbus Dispatch, 2/11/11)
Public-worker unions ready to fight GOP proposals (Columbus Dispatch, 2/10/11)
Kasich wants $3 billion deal to lease the Ohio Turnpike (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/10/11)
Editorial: Senate should improve JobsOhio (Columbus Dispatch, 2/9/11)
OH Senate GOP moves to wipe out collective bargaining for all state workers (Columbus Dispatch, 2/9/11)
GOP has Statehouse clout to change collective bargaining (Dayton Daily News, 2/9/11)
Bill aims to shed light on JobsOhio (Youngstown Vindicator, 2/8/11)
Democrat still pushes for JobsOhio openness (Columbus Dispatch, 2/8/11)
Ohio Legislature, Gov. Kasich moving slowly to establish casino rules (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/8/11)
Statehouse lobbyists seem to get Kasich’s reform message (Columbus Dispatch, 2/7/11)
Kasich: Ohio must ‘up its game’ for business (Chicago Tribune, 2/7/11)
Ohio death penalty is under attack (Youngstown Vindicator, 2/6/11)
Kasich – spoiling for a fight in Ohio (Washington Post, 2/6/11)
Ohio’s Catholic bishops urge Kasich and legislature to abolish death penalty (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/5/11)
Colbert lampoons Kasich’s cabinet choices (Columbus Dispatch, 2/5/11)
Editorial: House GOP missed opportunity to strengthen JobsOhio (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/3/11)
Who is Mark Kvamme? (Ohio Daily, 2/3/11)
Kasich offers hypothetical idea of leasing Ohio Turnpike (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2/3/11)
Kasich’s cabinet has black appointee (Columbus Dispatch, 2/3/11)
Commentary: Senate Republicans must not rush to judgment on JobsOhio (Youngstown Vindicator, 2/3/11)
Kasich: Ex-advisers won’t get lobbying favors (Columbus Dispatch, 2/2/11)
Editorial: Kasich needs deal-makers acting in public (Springfield News Sun, 2/2/11)
OH GOP majority pushing agenda through Statehouse (Columbus Business First, 2/2/11)
Kasich makes first minority appointment to Cabinet (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/2/11)
Kasich: JobsOhio critics ‘don’t know squat about business’ (Columbus Business First, 2/2/11)
Editorial: More light needed on JobsOhio (Toledo Blade, 2/1/11)
OH House approves JobsOhio plan (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/1/11)
Kasich agenda tops Senate agenda (Cincinnati Enquirer, 2/1/11)
Commentary: Cabinet choices whitewash diversity (Columbus Dispatch, 2/1/11)
Kasich names minority affairs director (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/1/11)
Kasich to Cincinnati: ‘You better get this airport fixed’ (Business Courier, 2/1/11)
House votes to create Kasich’s nonprofit JobsOhio (Bloomberg, 2/1/11)


FL bid to undo privatization cited by Dems as reason to delay vote on JobsOhio plan (Columbus Business First, 1/31/11)
Ally of Kasich lobbies for prison operator (Dayton Daily News, 1/31/11)
Kasich: ‘I don’t need ‘your people’ ‘ (Politico, 1/28/11)
Kasich responds to cabinet controversy (WBNS-TV, 1/28/11)
Disparity in how the media treats polling data between Strickland and Kasich (Plunderbund, 1/28/11)
Audio: Kasich: ‘Put on the seat belt’ (NPR, 1/26/11)
At GM plant, Kasich pledges to drive jobs into state (Youngstown Vindicator, 1/26/11)
Commentary: Minorities, metrics, and Ohio’s bumpy ride (Toledo Blade, 1/26/11)
Could Ohio’s all-day kindergarten mandate be on the way out? (Mansfield News Journal, 1/25/11)
Kasich’s nonprofit JobsOhio board would operate in private (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/25/11)
OH GOP chair changes his mind – now wants to keep 2012 primary in March (Columbus Disptach, 1/24/11)
Commentary: Strickland continues to help along health-care law (Columbus Dispatch, 1/23/11)
Editorial: A divided red state (Toledo Blade, 1/23/11)
Opinion: A tool kit for Ohio’s revival (Toledo Blade, 1/23/11)
Kasich alters non-discrimination policy (Columbus Dispatch, 1/22/11)
Kasich paying cabinet slightly higher salaries (Columbus Dispatch, 1/21/11)
Kasich: Privatized jobs group to bolster state ‘under siege’ (Dayton Daily News, 1/21/11)
Privatizing jobs effort takes shape (Columbus Dispatch, 1/21/11)
Kasich to meet EPA staff (Columbus Dispatch, 1/21/11)
Kasich’s pledge to balance state budget has support, poll shows (Dayton Daily News, 1/20/11)
Whites, men dominate new Ohio governor’s cabinet (Dayton Daily News, 1/20/11)
Kasich begins with low approval ratings; Ohioans oppose many of his budget ideas (Cleveland Leader, 1/20/11)
Kasich launches “Jobs Ohio” reform (Columbus Dispatch, 1/20/11)
Ohioans wary of budget-balancing ideas (Toledo Blade, 1/20/11)
Should lobbyists be off limits to state budget writers? (Dayton Daily News, 1/19/11)
Lobbyists count on campaign donations (Columbus Dispatch, 1/19/11)
Kasich’s Cabinet does not reflect today’s Ohio (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/19/11)
Many doubt Kasich’s ‘no tax’ vow (Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/19/11)
Strickland to head nationwide effort to help states comply (Toledo Blade, 1/19/11)
Poll: Most Ohioans reject Kasich ideas (Columbus Dispatch, 1/19/11)
Poll: Ohio voters oppose tax hike; don’t believe Kasich’s ‘no-tax’ pledge (Dayton Daily News, 1/19/11)
Report: Lobbyists largest statehouse contributors (Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/18/11)
Kasich won’t alter criticism of EPA process (Columbus Dispatch, 1/18/11)
Kasich honors MLK on wrong date – St. Patrick’s Day (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/18/11)
Governor minimizes cabinet diversity issue (Columbus Dispatch, 1/18/11)
Kasich diversity comment upsets civil-rights group (Columbus Dispatch, 1/17/11)
Proposal would wipe out many of Strickland’s education plans (Lancaster Eagle Gazette, 1/16/11)
Kasich raised over $1.6 million for transition (Dayton Daily News, 1/16/11)
Commentary: Kasich’s pay priorities are all out of whack (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/16/11)
Kasich weighs asking casinos to boost stake (Toledo Blade, 1/15/11)
Kasich creates health transformation office to tackle Medicaid problems (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/14/11)
Kasich’s Cabinet appointments so far lack diversity (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/13/11)
Kasich lobbies Chrysler, GM for new manufacturing jobs (Toledo Blade, 1/13/11)
Kasich cuts office payroll by $300K (Columbus Dispatch, 1/12/11)
Kasich’s top staffers earn more than Strickland’s but overall budget less (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/12/11)
Kasich’s commerce director to focus on reforming business regs (Youngstown Vindicator, 1/9/11)
Brace yourself: Kasich’s style will be to bulldoze into Ohio’s many problems (Columbus Dispatch, 1/9/11)
Editorial: Kasich, GOP legislators must be smart and practical in restoring Ohio’s economy (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/9/11)
Democrats’ short rein in Ohio ends as new Republican era begins (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/9/11)
Opinion: Three big issues will define Kasich’s first year (Toledo Blade, 1/9/11)
Party begins for governor-elect (Toledo Blade, 1/9/11)
Kasich bringing big changes Monday (Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/8/11)
Kasich going after Medicaid (Columbus Dispatch, 1/8/11)
Kasich to reveal inauguration costs later (Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/8/11)
Opinion: Kasich’s big challenges are the state budget and his own bluster (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/8/11)
Kasich under the microscope (Marietta Times, 1/8/11)
Kasich hints at broader privatization plans as he names new development chief (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/7/11)
For $1, Kasich hires private help to spur job creation (Columbus Dispatch, 1/7/11)
Venture capitalist plans to take a start-up approach to Ohio (Wall Street Journal, 1/7/11)
In last official act, Strickland eases way for Lake Erie wind turbines (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/7/11)
Kasich says he needs to pay his staff more because of private sector…even though they didn’t come from there (Plunderbund, 1/7/11)
Kasich outsources job czar post to former Lehman CEO’s buddy (Progress Ohio, 1/7/11)
Kasich begins firing Lottery Commission employees, many with Democratic ties (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/6/11)
New OH gov paying more to aides than predecessor (Bloomberg, 1/6/11)
Members likely to be pitted against each other with OH losing two seats (Washington Post, 1/5/11)
Kasich has ‘no clue’ if taxpayers are improving his house at their expense (Plunderbund, 1/4/11)
Media barred from Kasich inaugural…for ‘security’ reasons (Plunderbund, 1/4/11)
Kasich to limit media access to some inaugural events (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/4/11)
Kasich names private, for-profit prison exec to run Ohio Dept of Corrections (Plunderbund, 1/4/11)
Slow redistricting could delay Ohio’s presidential primary (Columbus Dispatch, 1/4/11)
Ohio House Speaker sets busy agenda (Columbus Dispatch, 1/4/11)
Festivities toast new governor (Akron Beacon Journal, 1/4/11)
Kasich having trouble finding people who want tickets to open bar at his inauguration (Plunderbund, 1/4/11)
GOP lawmakers plan to eliminate estate tax, create tax credits for businesses (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/3/11)
Cities brace for impact as budget cuts loom (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 1/3/11)
In killing Ohio’s high-speed rail, Kasich eliminated private-sector jobs he promised to create (Think Progress, 1/3/11)
Critics say losing 3C will cost Ohio $3 billion (Springfield News-Sun, 1/2/11)
Ohio’s new governor ready for a fight over his changes (Toledo Blade, 1/2/11)
Cost of security upgrade at Kasich’s home withheld (Columbus Dispatch, 1/2/11)
Killing train kills private projects (Columbus Dispatch, 1/1/11)
Columbus mayor doesn’t have plans for a 2014 guber run (Columbus Dispatch, 1/1/11)
Opinion: A train that Ohioans were lucky to miss (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/1/11)

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