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 2012 Archives

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Ohio Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

$327M for firms follows workers’ gifts of $11.3M (Toledo Blade, 12/31/12)
Budget, school funding, taxes major issues facing Ohio leaders in 2013 (Dayton Daily News, 12/31/12)
Kasich job-approval rating rises in poll (Toledo Blade, 12/31/12)
Ohio smiles on workers’ political gifts: Incentives seem to follow firms with hefty political donors (Toledo Blade, 12/30/12)
Kasich’s private prisons plan saving Ohio money… in the worst possible way (Plunderbund, 12/30/12)
COMMENTARY: Handicapping John Kasich’s competition (The Plain Dealer, 12/30/12)
Auditors uncover problems at private prisons in Ohio (Dayton Daily News, 12/29/12)
Gun control may be coming, local politicians, others say (Akron Beacon Journal, 12/22/12)
Kasich appoints Columbus judge to Ohio Supreme Court; pick keeps female majority (AP, 12/20/12)
Armed staffer may be option for schools, DeWine says (Columbus Dispatch, 12/20/12)
Kasich names French to Ohio Supreme Court (Columbus Dispatch, 12/20/12)
Kasich spends $18.4 million copying Strickland’s ideas (Plunderbund, 12/20/12)
Kasich signs anti-worker asbestos bill (Plunderbund, 12/20/12)
Kasich’s got plans for ’13 (Columbus Dispatch, 12/20/12)
Kasich’s solution to gun violence: More hugs (Plunderbund, 12/18/12)
Kasich talks school safety in wake of shooting (Dispatch Politics, 12/18/12)
Tone-deaf Kasich prepares to sign law loosening gun regulations (Plunderbund, 12/17/12)
Constitutional challenge possible for Kasich Turnpike plan (Plunderbund, 12/17/12)
Kasich touts Turnpike money plan (Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/15/12)
Kasich’s biggest battle on turnpike could come from the Right (Plunderbund, 12/13/12)
Ohio Senate wants to change redistricting process (AP, 12/13/12)
Kasich back to discuss different toll plan (Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/13/12)
Kasich: Ohio Turnpike plan will fund road projects (Dayton Daily News, 12/13/12)
Kasich takes to the skies to make road announcement (Dayton Daily News, 12/12/12)
Kasich taps cabinet official for workforce panel (Dispatch Politics, 12/12/12)
The battle over same-sex marriage in Ohio has begun (Dispatch Politics, 12/12/12)
Ohio Turnpike to stay public (Columbus Dispatch, 12/12/12)
George Voinovich canceled his reelection campaign when he saw poll numbers as bad as Kasich’s (Plunderbund, 12/12/12)
Kasich kicks off three day marketing event for his turnpike proposal (Plunderbund, 12/12/12)
Ohio voters split over gay marriage and legalizing pot, poll finds (Dayton Daily News, 12/12/12)
As KY and Ohio governors prepare to meet on NKY bridge, dueling campaigns show divide over funding (cn|2 Politics, 12/11/12)
Ohio voters give Gov. Kasich first positive score, but there is little support for 4 more years (Quinnipiac, 12/11/12)
Husted admits voter fraud is ‘very rare’ (Plunderbund, 12/11/12)
Kasich won’t answer questions about hiring PR firm for turnpike plan (Plunderbund, 12/11/12)
Husted: Feds should pay for new voting machines (Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/10/12)
Kasich plans to sell off Ohio’s rest areas despite opposition from small business owners (Plunderbund, 12/10/12)
John Kasich paying a PR firm (with your money) to sell you his turnpike plan (Plunderbund, 12/10/12)
VIDEO: Turnpike plan coming (Capital Blog,  12/10/12)
Kasich’s office directed ‘independent, unbiased’ turnpike consultants (Plunderbund, 12/9/12)
Kasich says ONG not hiring Ohioans (The Daily Briefing, 12/8/12)
State spends more by using middlemen on public projects (Dayton Daily News, 12/8/12)
Husted  denies claims he’s planning to challenge Kasich for Governor (Plunderbund, 12/7/12)
Ohio Republicans hope you don’t notice they are writing Obamacare into state law (Plunderbund, 12/7/12)
Indiana privatization consultant heads Ohio Turnpike study (Plunderbund, 12/7/12)
A simple redistricting reform proposal to consider (Plunderbund, 12/7/12)
Ohio official rebuffs idea of challenging Kasich (AP, 12/6/12)
Kasich visits Vegas casino billionaire (Dispatch Politics, 12/4/12)
Kasich talks ethics, honesty (Dispatch Politics, 12/3/12)
Ohio shale drilling slows (Columbus Dispatch, 12/3/12)
Ohio Farm Bureau officially opposes Kasich fracking tax proposal (Plunderbund, 12/3/12)
Kasich’s ODOT ‘considers’ spending Turnpike money in Southern Ohio (Plunderbund, 12/2/12)
Gerrymandering pushes General Assembly to the extremes (Columbus Dispatch, 12/2/12)
Dear Kasich: You’ll never win Farm Bureau support if you keep insulting farmers (Plunderbund, 12/1/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

ORP Chairman Bob Bennett not stepping down after all (Plunderbund, 11/30/12)
Group fires sharp criticism at Senate president over ‘Heartbeat’ bill (Dispatch Politics, 11/30/12)
Ohio Turnpike: Boost to Bent Spence bridge? (Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/30/12)
After $90 million in incentives from Kasich, American Greetings delays HQ move (Plunderbund, 11/30/12)
Bennett to run for state GOP chairman (Columbus Dispatch, 11/30/12)
Expect Heartbeat and anti-Planned Parenthood bills to be back next year (Plunderbund, 11/30/12)
Kasich’s reelection strategy revealed! (Plunderbund, 11/30/12)
Ohio GOP chairman seeks new term as party chief (AP, 11/30/12)
Husted to challenge Kasich in 2014 primary? (Plunderbund, 11/29/12)
Planned Parenthood bill blocked in Ohio Senate (Toledo Blade, 11/28/12)
When an ethics ‘reform’ bill isn’t really reform (Plunderbund, 11/28/12)
Ohio: The nation’s battleground since 1828 (Smart Politics, 11/28/12)
Kasich replacing Workforce Development czar with 25 member panel (Plunderbund, 11/27/12)
What’s a supermajority and why does it matter? (Plunderbund, 11/26/12)
Husted (again) ignores law in undecided Ohio House races (Plunderbund, 11/26/12)
Inspector General whitewashes events surrounding Kasich’s ‘Oust DeWine’ effort (Plunderbund, 11/25/12)
Dayton Daily News confirms Kasich’s consultant referred for ethics violations (Plunderbund, 11/25/12)
Lame duck platter has plentiful pickings (Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/24/12)
Ex-state official loses job in ethics flap (Dayton Daily News, 11/24/12)
Ohio’s conservatives fall for Kasich’s Obamacare ploy (Plunderbund, 11/23/12)
John Kasich betrays conservatives,lies about ‘blocking Obamacare’ in Ohio (The Western Center for Journalism, 11/21/12)
New JobsOhio ads aimed at reelecting Kasich are a ‘waste of taxpayer dollars’ (Plunderbund, 11/21/12)
IG confirms Kasich employees did political work but no evidence that it was done on state time (Dayton Daily News, 11/20/12)
Ohio women collateral damage in GOP political payback (Plunderbund, 11/20/12)
Flashback 2010: John Kasich promised to prevent a second Obama term (Plunderbund, 11/17/12)
JobsOhio assisting Dayton company that ‘defrauded’ Ohio’s Medicaid program (Plunderbund, 11/16/12)
JobsOhio TV ad helps kick off Kasich’s re-election campaign (Plunderbund, 11/16/12)
Kasich tries to play it both ways on Obamacare (Plunderbund, 11/16/12)
Changes at PUCO as Kasich plans to gut efficiency standards (Plunderbund, 11/16/12)
Governor Kasich has it right on Obamacare (Buckeye Institute, 11/16/12)
Kasich officially refuses to implement Obamacare exchange (Media Trackers Ohio, 11/16/12)
Will GOP and Husted ever learn? (Plunderbund, 11/14/12)
Ohio’s latest education bill eliminates teacher expertise & bipartisanship (Plunderbund, 11/14/12)
Federal judge rips Jon Husted for unconstitutional change to Ohio election rules (The Plain Dealer, 11/13/12)
Kasich appoints unqualified anti-abortion activists to State Medical Board (Plunderbund, 11/13/12)
Planned Parenthood funding to be targeted (Columbus Dispatch, 11/13/12)
Taylor: Still no decision on state health exchange (Dispatch Politics, 11/13/12)
Will Ohioan be GOP standard-bearer in ’16? (Columbus Dispatch, 11/11/12)
Is Kasich appointee selling access to state development officials? (Plunderbund, 11/10/12)
Democrats gearing up for fight in two close Ohio House races (Plunderbund, 11/10/12)
Ohio GOP continues extreme agenda despite message from voters (Plunderbund, 11/10/12)
The Ohio GOP has a new economic stimulus plan: Full employment for lawyers (Plunderbund, 11/10/12)
State lawmakers renew push to de-fund Planned Parenthood (Dispatch Politics, 11/9/12)
Kasich linking careers, education (Columbus Dispatch, 11/9/12)
Husted wants law on early voting (Columbus Dispatch, 11/9/12)
DeWine won’t OK ‘state sovereignty’ ballot language (Columbus Dispatch, 11/9/12)
Kasich has what GOP needs now, backers say (Columbus Dispatch, 11/9/12)
Kasich’s Workforce Transformation Director resigns (Plunderbund, 11/9/12)
Ohio iffy on health-insurance exchange (Columbus Dispatch, 11/9/12)
Want to understand why Republicans lost the Ohio election? Look to Southwest Ohio (Plunderbund, 11/9/12)
Message NOT received:  Ohio GOP set to pass extreme abortion ban (Plunderbund, 11/8/12)
Husted’s latest idea would have handed Ohio to Romney (Plunderbund, 11/8/12)
Issue 2 backers want redistricting talk to continue (Dispatch Politics, 11/7/12)
True the Vote forged signatures to get observers at Ohio polls (Plunderbund, 11/7/12)
State issues overwhelmingly rejected (Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/7/12)
John Kasich drives a Toyota (Plunderbund, 11/5/12)
Sunday voting in Ohio draws throngs of Obama backers (LA Times, 11/4/12)
In a pivotal corner of Ohio, rival party leaders sweat it out (LA Times, 11/4/12)
Union voters breaking for Obama (thanks, SB5/Kasich!) (Plunderbund, 11/3/12)
Ohio auto gambit blowing up in Romney’s face (Plunderbund, 11/1/12)
Warning from Ohio: Don’t be misled by early election day results (LA Times, 11/1/12)
Opening of absentee ballots under way, but not tallying (Columbus Dispatch, 11/1/12)
Editorial: Auto toxin (Toledo Blade, 11/1/12)
Democrats introduce bill to prevent Kasich from leasing Turnpike (Plunderbund, 11/1/12)
GOP wants Ohio voting machines fixed (Dispatch Politics, 11/1/12)
Judge rejects lawsuit filed for people who want to vote – but are arrested this weekend before the election (Dispatch Politics, 11/1/12)
Romney’s GM and Chrysler ads are an insult to Ohioans (Youngstown Vindicator, 11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

Irony alert: Husted praises early voting (Plunderbund, 10/31/12)
Election may not wrap up Tuesday (Columbus Dispatch, 10/31/12)
Mitt Romney’s three-prong strategy for victory in Ohio? Lie, lie, and then go back and lie some more (Plunderbund, 10/31/12)
So it’s official? Kasich is selling off the turnpike (Plunderbund, 10/30/12)
Will Ohio media report Romney’s lies about Jeep? Answer: ‘Oh boy.’ (Plunderbund, 10/29/12)
Mandel slices Brown’s lead, but still trails (Toledo Blade, 10/29/12)
Kasich: Romney will carry Ohio (Politico, 10/28/12)
Kasich claims internal polls show Romney winning Ohio (Plunderbund, 10/28/12)
Romney tweaks Jeep production to China claim (Toledo Blade, 10/28/12)
In blue-collar Ohio, campaign economic debate is also cultural (LA Times, 10/28/12)
Lake, Ottawa, Stark are the swing counties in swing presidential state of Ohio (The Plain Dealer, 10/27/12)
State GOP won’t pull ‘rapist’ ad (Columbus Dispatch, 10/27/12)
Effect of an Issue 2 ballot win in Ohio debated at City Club (The Plain Dealer, 10/26/12)
Romney, Obama covet votes in Ohio (Columbus Dispatch, 10/26/12)
Portman: ‘If we don’t win Ohio, it’s tough to see us winning the election nationally’ (NBC First Read, 10/26/12)
Why we won’t hear Gov. Kasich talk about Diebold anymore (Plunderbund, 10/26/12)
Pro-education group runs new ad in support of three educators running for Ohio House (Plunderbund, 10/26/12)
Diebold suspends plans to build $100 million world headquarters in Green (The Plain Dealer, 10/25/12)
Brown, Mandel tangle over abortion, auto rescue and more in Cincinnati debate (The Plain Dealer, 10/25/12)
What you need to know about early voting (Columbus Dispatch, 10/25/12)
Ohio’s nightmare voting scenario (Cincinnati Enquirer, 10/25/12)
GOP state rep Mike Duffey feeling the heat for school funding cuts (Plunderbund, 10/25/12)
Liberal bloggers, groups worry about possible Romney link to Ohio county voting machines (Washington Post, 10/24/12)
Mandel refuses to denounce Mourdock’s offensive rape comments (Plunderbund, 10/24/12)
Tone-deaf Ohio Republicans run rape-themed ad in Supreme Court race (Plunderbund, 10/24/12)
Rep. Jim Renacci plans to skip broadcast TV ads through election (The Plain Dealer, 10/23/12)
Ohio has 50-50 chance of deciding election (FiveThirtyEight, 10/23/12)
Kasich does about-face on anti-tax pledge (Plunderbund, 10/23/12)
‘Kasich levies’ dominating the ballot this fall (Plunderbund, 10/23/12)
Video: Voters First up with new Pro-Issue 2 ad (Plunderbund, 10/23/12)
Voter intimidation billboards being replaced in Cincinnati (Plunderbund, 10/23/12)
Endorsement: For President, Romney has real-world experience to lead nation out of economic malaise (Columbus Dispatch, 10/21/12)
Endorsement: Obama for president (Akron Beacon Journal, 10/20/12)
Endorsement: On the basis of leadership, re-elect Obama (The Plain Dealer, 10/20/12)
Video: Issue 2 detractor called current redistricting process ‘fun’ (Plunderbund, 10/18/12)
Husted’s fight against early voting makes zero political sense (Plunderbund, 10/17/12)
Cuyahoga County exec: Issue 2 would keep cities from being ‘undermined and under-represented’ (Plunderbund, 10/17/12)
Supreme Court denies Ohio plea to shorten early voting (Stateline, 10/17/12)
Video: Ohio Dem party chair comments on early voting win (Plunderbund, 10/16/12)
Campaign conflicts come to life in Ohio’s capital (Washington Post, 10/16/12)
Big win for early voting advocates as SC refuses to allow Husted to limit early voting (Plunderbund, 10/16/12)
Supreme Court won’t get involved in Ohio early-voting dispute (Washington Post, 10/16/12)
How large is Obama’s advantage in Ohio? (The New Republic, 10/15/12)
Should Ohio voters approve State Issue 2? (Columbus Dispatch, 10/15/12)
In battleground Ohio, Obama and Romney fight for blue-collar swing voters (Washington Post, 10/15/12)
Confirmed: Turnpike tolls will go up, maintenance facilities will close under Kasich’s plans (Plunderbund, 10/15/12)
Will Kasich sell off the Ohio Turnpike? We’ll find out tomorrow morning (Plunderbund, 10/14/12)
Romney-Ryan Malarkey: The Buckeyes aren’t buying it (Plunderbund, 10/14/12)
Romney surge in Ohio tests both campaigns’ strategies (LA Times, 10/13/12)
Voter intimidation billboards go up in Columbus (Plunderbund, 10/12/12)
On early voting, disruptive Husted still doesn’t get it (Plunderbund, 10/9/12)
Ohio asks Supreme Court to overturn early-voting ruling (Washington Post, 10/9/12)
Obama holds slight lead over Romney among likely voters in Ohio, CNN poll shows (Washington Post, 10/9/12)
Obama and Romney campaign hard for Ohio’s key votes (Washington Post, 10/9/12)
Unions widen Ohio ground game on Obama’s behalf (Washington Post, 10/9/12)
Jon Husted forbids boards of elections from calling/emailing voters about absentee ballot mistakes (Plunderbund, 10/8/12)
With new vigor, Romney resets Ohio campaign (New York Times, 10/8/12)
School funding is issue in Dublin-area House race (Columbus Dispatch, 10/7/12)
Blade, PD call for restoration of early voting, Dispatch MIA (Plunderbund, 10/6/12)

State handing millions to businesses who threaten to move (Dayton Daily News, 10/6/12)
Analysis of Cuyahoga County voting finds cutback on in-person balloting hits minorities most (The Plain Dealer, 10/6/12)
Editorial: Issue 2′s pitfalls are too deep; Ohioans should vote ‘no’ (The Plain Dealer, 10/6/12)
Commentary: Partisanship drives JobsOhio opponents (The Plain Dealer, 10/6/12)
In victory for Democrats, court OKs early voting in Ohio (LA Times, 10/5/12)

Kasich closer to turnpike lease (Columbus Dispatch, 10/5/12)
Federal appeals court puts early voting back in hands of local boards of election (The Plain Dealer, 10/5/12)
Sec of State Husted loses appeal on last three days of early voting (Plunderbund, 10/5/12)
While Ohio is up 123,000 jobs since 2011, auto jobe are down, John Kasich says POLITIFACT: Mostly True (The Plain Dealer, 10/5/12)
Editorial: Weekend voting is a fair solution, and Ohio shouldn’t resist it (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/4/12)
Billboard attempts to intimidate African American voters in Cleveland (Plunderbund, 10/4/12)
Mark Kvamme abandons sinking JobsOhio ship (Plunderbund, 10/2/12)
Kasich development appointee consultants privately for recipient of state grants/loans (Plunderbund, 10/2/12)
Wrong Number; The crucial Ohio voting battle you haven’t heard about (Slate, 10/1/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

Wall Street pins Kasich to the wall on JobsOhio (Plunderbund, 9/30/12)
Two big Ohio election cases ready for major appellate rulings (Election Law @ Moritz, 9/30/12)
Video: Republican legislator says current redistricting process ‘is rigged’ (Plunderbund, 9/29/12)
Gov. John Kasich makes a comeback in Ohio (The Fix, 9/28/12)
Goodbye, Columbus! Why top Ohio Republicans think Romney has lost the state (Yahoo, 9/28/12)
JobsOhio decision leaves Kasich asking, ‘What do we do now?’ (Plunderbund, 9/28/12)
Can Romney win Ohio? (National Review, 9/27/12)
Several Ohio election boards move to set early voting hours (AP, 9/27/12)
Is Romney giving up on Ohio? (Plunderbund, 9/27/12)
Top Ohio conservatives blame Kasich for Romney’s woes (Plunderbund, 9/27/12)
Can Romney really win without Ohio? (The Week, 9/26/12)
Tea party groups work to remove names from Ohio voter rolls (LA Times, 9/26/12)
Commentary: Mitt Romney looking to make up ground in Ohio (Washington Post, 9/26/12)
Obama and Romney, both in Ohio, press for advantage (Washington Post, 9/26/12)
Why Romney is losing must-win Ohio (CNN, 9/26/12)
5 ways Mitt Romney can fix his Ohio problem (The Week, 9/26/12)
Ohio moves to ‘Lean Obama’ on Fix electoral map (The Fix, 9/25/12)
Mitt Romney, back in battleground Ohio, tries to make up lost ground (Washington Post, 9/25/12)
Obama showering Ohio with attention and money (Washington Post, 9/25/12)
Franklin County BOE throws out Tea Party voter challenge of OSU students (Plunderbund, 9/24/12)
Prosecutors won’t charge ex-Ohio education leader (AP, 9/24/12)
We don’t need no stinking ethics! State schools superintendent gets off scot-free (Plunderbund, 9/24/12)
Divided state still a toss-up (Cincinnati Enquirer, 9/23/12)
Ohio Newspaper Poll | Economy: Job one (Columbus Dispatch, 9/23/12)
State’s economy key in presidential race (Toledo Blade, 9/23/12)
In Ohio county, electorate is hardened and fractured (Washington Post, 9/22/12)
Ohio Tea Partier attempts to intimidate student voters at OSU (Plunderbund, 9/22/12)
Obama has the lead in Ohio newspaper poll (Akron Beacon Journal, 9/22/12)
Another bus tour, another bracket: Ted Strickland to shadow Mitt Romney’s Ohio swing next week (The Plain Dealer, 9/22/12)
Kasich cites executive privilege in spat with Democrats (AP, 9/21/12)
Kasich sounds warning note over economy (AP, 9/21/12)
Boehner sees self as change agent; says Kasich’s success has made Romney’s task harder (Roll Call, 9/21/12)
Judges oppose Issue 2 (The Daily Briefing, 9/21/12)
Two counties move ahead with more early voting (The Daily Briefing, 9/21/12)
Boehner: Kasich, improving Ohio economy are why Romney is behind there (Politico, 9/21/12)
Guv. Kasich gives his take on Romney flap (Athens News, 9/20/12)
Gov. John Kasich asserts executive privilege in records fight with Democrats (The Plain Dealer, 9/20/12)
Husted/DeWine to spend $85K defending voting lawsuits (Plunderbund, 9/20/12)
Kasich doesn’t agree on 47 percent (The Daily Briefing, 9/20/12)
Money Boo Boo lands Ohio Republicans in deep Mitt (Plunderbund, 9/20/12)
Ronald Reagan would have supported Issue 2/Voters First (Plunderbund, 9/19/12)
Video: Romney’s ads show miners not paid during campaign stop (Columbus Dispatch, 9/19/12)
Guest post: The Dispatch’s disgraceful disservice to women (Plunderbund, 9/19/12)
Ohio Republican Party lied to reporter during secret redistricting process (Plunderbund, 9/17/12)
Husted continues to push the Big Lie: Voter fraud (Plunderbund, 9/17/12)
Commentary: Did Kasich oppose auto bailout? (Youngstown Vindicator, 9/16/12)
Parties play football with Ohio’s gains; Dems, GOP each claim credit (Toledo Blade, 9/16/12)
Voter fraud fairly uncommon (Cincinnati Enquirer, 9/15/12)
Commentary: Obama pins his hopes for winning Ohio on Columbus, colleges (The Plain Dealer, 9/15/12)
Latest polls show fickle state of Ohio elections (The Plain Dealer, 9/14/12)
Why we aren’t moving Ohio to ‘lean Obama’ (Washington Post, 9/14/12)
John Kasich applauds wives’ role in doing politicians’ laundry (Inquisitr.com, 9/14/12)
Ohio School Board member appointed by gov resigns (AP, 9/14/12)
Ohio ballot board tweaks 2012′s Issue 2 description among whirlwind of controversy (Ballot News, 9/14/12)
Redistricting reform: Panel OKs new wording after Supreme Court invalidated old language (The Plain Dealer, 9/13/12)
Kasich at Romney event: Our wives are ‘at home doing the laundry’ (Plunderbund, 9/12/12)
Latest polls reveal importance of ballot language for Voters First (Issue 2) (Plunderbund, 9/12/12)
Ohio Supreme Court says ballot summary for redistricting  issue is inaccurate (The Plain Dealer, 9/12/12)
PPP: Obama up 5 in Ohio, hits 50 percent (Politico, 9/9/12)
Commentary: School cuts cost Ohio a lot now, more later (Toledo Blade, 9/9/12)
Latest legal wrangling still means no voting on weekends (Plunderbund, 9/7/12)
Washington Post makes the case for Issue 2 (Plunderbund, 9/7/12)
Editorial: Breaking the gridlock (Toledo Blade, 9/7/12)
SoS Husted hires outside lawyer with history of black voter suppression (Plunderbund, 9/7/12)
Ohio AG defends voter suppression law with tone-deaf reference to Civil War (Plunderbund, 9/7/12)
OH Sec of State rescinds order blocking early voting hours on three days leading to election day; asks court for stay during appeal (The Plain Dealer, 9/7/12)
Blade, PD call for restoration of early voting, Dispatch MIA (Plunderbund, 9/6/12)
Video: Ohio’s role at the Democratic National Convention (The Plain Dealer, 9/6/12)
Jesse Jackson decries ‘voting thievery’ to Ohio convention delegates (The Plain Dealer, 9/6/12)
Editorial: Equal ballot access (Toledo Blade, 9/5/12)
Democrats put Ohio on national stage (Toledo Blade, 9/5/12)
Editorial: Ballot blunders (Columbus Dispatch, 9/5/12)
Buzz in Charlotte: Who can beat Kasich? (Cincinnati Enquirer, 9/5/12)
Governor’s unfunded ‘Cleveland Plan’ costing big money to create … a Cleveland Plan (Plunderbund, 9/5/12)
Was John Kasich a gift from God sent to save Ohio? (Plunderbund, 9/5/12)
Did Barack Obama save Ohio? (New York Times, 9/5/12)
OH Sec of State must appear in federal court to explain delay in restoring early voting (The Plain Dealer, 9/5/12)
Editorial: Weekend voting is a fair solution, and Ohio shouldn’t resist it (The Plain Dealer, 9/4/12)
Video: Ted Strickland’s DNC speech on of the highlights of the night (Plunderbund, 9/4/12)
Ted Strickland’s DNC speech one of the highlights of the night (Plunderbund, 9/4/12)
Former Gov. Ted Strickland calls Mitt Romney and ‘outsourcing pioneer’ (The Plain Dealer, 9/4/12)
Sen. Nina Turner fuels talk of statewide run with fiery speech to Ohio’s Democratic delegates (The Plain Dealer, 9/4/12)
Husted bars local election officials from setting early voting hours pending appeals court decision (The Plain Dealer, 9/4/12)
Former Gov. Ted Strickland calls Mitt Romney an ‘outsourcing pioneer’ (The Plain Dealer, 9/4/12)
Brent Larkin’s PD piece on Voters First is the REAL partisan con job (Plunderbund, 9/4/12)
The ins and outs of redistricting (Columbus Dispatch, 9/3/12)
Ohio delegates promote working-class message at Democratic convention (The Plain Dealer, 9/3/12)
Ohio unions battle conservative ‘Super PACs’ for votes (New York Times, 9/3/12)
Husted says he’s ‘proud’ of access for voters. We call BS (Plunderbund, 9/2/12)
Ohio lawmakers plan a uniform municipal-income-tax bill, but local leaders worry about the details (The Plain Dealer, 9/2/12)
Ruling in early voting case proves Republicans lied about nature of the lawsuit (Plunderbund, 9/1/12)
Term limits blamed for the high number of appointed lawmakers in the Ohio legislature (The Plain Dealer, 9/1/12)
Commentary: Down-the-ballot drama in short supply in Ohio (The Plain Dealer, 9/1/12)
Romney in Ohio: Kasich is showing Obama how to create jobs (TPM, 9/1/12)
In a tactical test, Romney stakes hopes on Ohio (New York Times, 9/1/12)

AUGUST 2012

Federal judge rules in favor of Obama on early voting (Plunderbund, 8/31/12)
Judge overturns Ohio law, restores in-person early voting in 3 days leading to Election Day (The Plain Dealer, 8/31/12)
Ohio AG says he will appeal federal ruling that restores in-person early voting on eve of Election Day (The Plain Dealer, 8/31/12)
DeWine to appeal judge’s ruling on early voting (Columbus Dispatch, 8/31/12)
Federal judge in Ohio restores early voting (New York Times, 8/31/12)
Judge restores 3 early voting days in Ohio (AP, 8/31/12)
Federal judge orders Ohio to restore weekend early voting in Ohio weekend before election day (Election Law Blog, 8/31/12)
John Kasich: ‘We have to convince African Americans that they can start & own businesses’ (Huffington Post, 8/31/12)
Ohio’s economic recovery: John Kasich didn’t build that! (Plunderbund, 8/30/12)
Cuyahoga County Council OKs absentee ballot mailing; Husted drops plan to block ballot applications (The Plain Dealer, 8/30/12)
Republicans applying pressure in attempt to discredit Voters First redistricting reforms (Plunderbund, 8/30/12)
Opinion: Kasich budget not to blame for 2012 school levies (Watchdog, 8/29/12)
Ohio’s Jon Husted, the new bad boy on the voting rights block (The Nation, 8/29/12)
Judge issues injunction against Ohio’s ‘Wrong Precinct’ election law (The Daily Beast, 8/29/12)
Republican elected official speaks truth to power: Healthcare is a right (Plunderbund, 8/29/12)
RNC Chair Reince Preibus: ‘If we’re tight in Ohio, we win Ohio’ (The Plain Dealer, 8/29/12)
Rick Santorum focuses on social issues in speech to Republican Ohio delegates (The Plain Dealer, 8/28/12)
Gov. Kasich takes stage at GOP convention, tells of real progress in Ohio (The Plain Dealer, 8/28/12)
Kasich talks up jobs, tax cuts, at convention (Ohio Watchdog, 8/28/12)
OH Gov. John Kasich talks Romney, Esquire magazine and more before GOP convention speech (The Plain Dealer, 8/28/12)
Coal mine owner Bob Murray defends no-pay action on day of Romney visit (The Plain Dealer, 8/28/12)
Former Dispatch CEO supports Voters First redistricting reforms (Plunderbund, 8/28/12)
Video: John Kasich: We’ve got to leave here and march (Huffington Post, 8/28/12)
Ohio Dept of Education official at center of attendance scandal resigns (Plunderbund, 8/27/12)
Federal judge says Ohio must count disputed votes (Washington Post, 8/27/12)
True the Vote’s voter suppression summit: One more reason we need Voters First (Plunderbund, 8/26/12)
State agency may request tighter reins on schools (Columbus Dispatch, 8/26/12)
Commentary: Expand, don’t discourage, in-person early voting (Toledo Blade, 8/26/12)
Editorial: Bounce Back (Columbus Dispatch, 8/25/12)
Revising history: Columbus Dispatch’s latest act of deception in attendance reporting (Plunderbund,8/25/12)
Education Department memos encouraged districts to cleanse their data (Plunderbund, 8/25/12)
Mandel, Brown take off gloves (Columbus Dispatch, 8/25/12)
Cleveland schools getting help from consultants with timetable for major improvement plan (The Plain Dealer, 8/24/12)
Toledo investigator confirms attendance probe is unwarranted (Plunderbund, 8/23/12)
Report says state knew of Toledo Public School practice on attendance (Toledo Blade, 8/23/12)
Kasich RNC speech on ‘We Built It’ night will be held in venue 62% publicly financed (Plunderbund, 8/23/12)
Jon Husted to appear at ‘Voter Protection’ summit with Ken Blackwell (Plunderbund, 8/23/12)
Voters First sues over Republican-written ballot language (Plunderbund, 8/23/12)
Ohio’s political parties tell reporters: You can’t cover our convention parties (The Plain Dealer, 8/22/12)
Kvamme gave maxed-out donation to legislator who created JobsOhio (Plunderbund, 8/22/12)
Kasich gets convention speaking spot on ‘We Built It’ night despite never having built anything (Plunderbund, 8/22/12)
Kasich speaks in prime time at convention (Columbus Dispatch, 8/21/12)
Comment by GOP adviser to Gov. John Kasich sets off howls of racism (The Plain Dealer, 8/21/12)
Are Jon Husted’s threats to fire Montgomery County BOE members payback for his residency scandal? (Plunderbund, 8/21/12)
Ohio Right to Life tries to distract from Todd Akin’s rape comments with statement on Voters First (Plunderbund, 8/21/12)
Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin seeking help from John Kasich’s media consultant (Plunderbund, 8/20/12)
Ohio State Auditor grasping at straws in school attendance probe (Plunderbund, 8/19/12)
Voting in Ohio – Fight over poll hours isn’t just political (Columbus Dispatch, 8/19/12)
Ohio Republicans finally admit limited hours intended to suppress black voters (Plunderbund, 8/19/12)
Husted suspends 2 local election officials (AP, 8/18/12)
Editorial: State to locals: Suck it up, stop complaining (Sidney Daily News, 8/17/12)
Romney/Ryan ‘comeback’ team has big plans to win Northern Ohio (Plunderbund, 8/16/12)
Layoffs make Ohio Turnpike more appealing to investors (Plunderbund, 8/16/12)
Husted orders uniform voting hours (Columbus Dispatch, 8/16/12)
Rick Santorum seeks out values voters while campaigning for Mitt Romney in Ohio (The Plain Dealer, 8/15/12)
Kasich approval on the rise (Public Policy Polling, 8/15/12)
Democrats file suit over Kasich’s schedule (Columbus Dispatch, 8/15/12)
Commentary: Did elections board violate public meeting law? (Watchdog, 8/15/12)
Romney takes battle to Ohio’s coal belt (Cincinnati Enquirer, 8/14/12)
Editorial: Overt discrimination in Ohio (New York Times, 8/14/12)
Kasich’s economic impact up for debate (Columbus Dispatch, 8/13/12)
Ohio lawmakers have eyes on prize in fall campaigns (Toledo Blade, 8/13/12)
What local people are saying about the Ryan VP pick (Dayton Daily News, 8/11/12)
Ohio’s Acting Superintendent under unfair assault from Dispatch (Plunderbund, 8/11/12)
Commentary: Medicaid is getting too big for Ohio to ignore (The Plain Dealer, 8/11/12)
Ohio campaign to overhaul redistricting process will be hard fought (The Plain Dealer, 8/11/12)
Redistricting issue shows sharp Ohio divide (Toledo Blade, 8/10/12)
SB5 effects still being felt in local FOP endorsements (Plunderbund, 8/10/12)
Business leaders call for more tax cuts (Plunderbund, 8/10/12)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration tries legal maneuver to move JobsOhio, his private economic plan, forward (The Plain Dealer,8/10/12)
Opinion: Kasich and his pals master ‘the big con’ (Cincinnati Enquirer, 8/9/12)
GOP sculpts confused voters in northern Ohio (Plunderbund, 8/9/12)
Manufacturers encourage lawmakers to consider tax breaks, training programs at task force hearing (The Plain Dealer, 8/9/12)
Successor to Superintendent Heffner misused school credit card (Columbus Dispatch, 8/9/12)
Redistricting proposal undermines a constitutional principle, Ohio State Bar Association says (The Plain Dealer, 8/8/12)
Ohio bar association opposes redistricting issue (Dayton Daily News, 8/8/12)
Ohio Turnpike wants to lay off custodians, as cost cuts continue (The Plain Dealer, 8/8/12)
It’s official: Redistricting proposal on ballot (Cincinnati Enquirer, 8/7/12)
Ohio economy improving, but residents can’t feel it (Washington Post, 8/7/12)
Ohio Dems decry lack of charges against ousted schools superintendent (Toledo Blade, 8/7/12)
Kasich gets ‘headliner’ role at GOP convention (Toledo Blade, 8/7/12)
Proposal on political districts to be on ballot (Toledo Blade, 8/7/12)
Ohio budget projection takes a big jump, rosier outlook could prime Gov. John Kasich’s tax cut proposal (The Plain Dealer, 8/7/12)
Gov. Kasich to speak at Republican convention (Dayton Daily News, 8/6/12)
Kasich one of GOP speakers (Cincinnati Enquirer, 8/6/12)
Gov. John Kasich to speak at GOP convention (ONN, 8/6/12)
Mitt Romney bus tour to swing through Ohio next week, with Rob Portman aboard (The Plain Dealer, 8/6/12)
Ohio elections chief validates enough signatures to put redistricting issue on November ballot (The Plain Dealer, 8/6/12)
Ohio voters to decide on legislative redistricting plan; constitutional amendment approved for the ballot (Dayton Daily News, 8/6/12)
Obama camp slams Romney’s claim about Ohio early-voting lawsuit (LA Times, 8/6/12)
Commentary: Early voting in Ohio (New York Times, 8/6/12)
Voting time a partisan battle (Cincinnati Enquirer, 8/5/12)
Commentary: Gov. Kasich: ‘Things are starting to pay off’ (Toledo Blade, 8/5/12)
New state voting laws cause controversy; critics fear turnout will suffer (The Plain Dealer, 8/5/12)
In Ohio and elsewhere, battles over state voting laws head to court (Washington Post, 8/5/12)
Commentary: Ohio polls favor Barack Obama; Ohio history favors Sherrod Brown (The Plain Dealer, 8/4/12)
Poll: Ohio economy buoys President, Kasich (Toledo Blade, 8/3/12)
In northern Ohio, Obama ads effectively define Romney (LA Times, 8/3/12)
Ohio Rising – tea party group – targets tax plan of John Kasich (Huffington Post, 8/3/12)
Kasich overestimating value of shale, experts say (Business First, 8/3/12)
John Kasich claim about oil and gas recovery  $1 trillion value ruled wrong by experts (AP, 8/2/12)
Tea party targets Kasich drilling tax plan (AP, 8/3/12)
President Obama hits battleground state of Ohio hard (LA Times, 8/2/12)
Kasich raises $1.38M in ’12, 2 years ahead of campaign (Columbus Dispatch, 8/2/12)
Watchdog: Ohio superintendent improperly lobbied (AP, 8/2/12)
Audio: Ohio Gov. John Kasich on education reform (RedState, 8/2/12)
Report: Ohio’s top education official violated ethics rules (Dayton Daily News, 8/2/12)
Obama leads in Ohio and two other swing states; Gov. Kasich’s favorability up, poll says (Dayton Daily News, 8/1/12)
New poll: Obama at ‘magic mark’ in Ohio (Cincinnati Enquirer, 8/1/12)
Kasich hopes to offer another tax cut (Youngstown Vindicator, 8/1/12)
Kasich aims for sales-tax ‘reform’ to pay for income-tax cut (Columbus Dispatch, 8/1/12)
Poll: Ohio Gov. John Kasich finally sees improving job approval numbers from voters (The Plain Dealer, 8/1/12)
Ohio Democrats cry foul over Gov. John Kasich’s social media blasting of Obama during president’s visit (The Plain Dealer, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

Retiring Rep. Steve LaTourett: You have to ‘hand over your wallet and your voting card’ to extremes (Washington Post, 7/31/12)
Kasich wants answers from inquiry into data manipulation at schools (Toledo Blade, 7/31/12)
Oil, gas interests fight Ohio tax plan (Mansfield News Journal, 7/31/12)
Energy Lobby: Severance tax is the wrong kind of tax reform for Ohio (Wall Street Journal, 7/31/12)
Must-read case study of government gone wild: Ohio edition (National Review, 7/30/12)
Governor Kasich plants seed for new ‘major program’ at State Fair (Plunderbund, 7/30/12)
Editorial: Road rant (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 7/30/12)
Kasich urges federal relief for drought-ravaged farmers (Chillicoth Gazette, 7/30/12)
Sending more money to classroom part of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to revamp school funding (The Plain Dealer, 7/29/12)
Updated: Ohio schools found to be ‘scrubbing’ student absentee data (StateImpact/Ohio, 7/23/12)
Obama campaign sues Ohio over early voting (AP, 7/18/12)
Analysis: Ohio’s tuition limits haven’t led to other college costs soaring (Columbus Dispatch, 7/15/12)
Politicians get Lake Erie’s importance (Columbus Dispatch, 7/15/12)
Candidates favor state health exchange (Columbus Dispatch, 7/15/12)
Political ad money flows to local broadcast outlets (Toledo Blade, 7/15/12)
Medicaid estimate grows by $365M (Columbus Dispatch, 7/15/12)
Kasich woos farmers on tax plan (Columbus Dispatch, 7/14/12)
Kasich expands search for income tax cut (AP, 7/13/12)
Ohio jobs down 5% in last five years (Columbus Business First, 7/13/12)
Former Ohio agriculture chief to back Kasich drilling tax (AP, 7/13/12)
‘Fracking’ fee, other tax issues on Kasich’s plate (Columbus Dispatch, 7/13/12)
Kasich says ‘fracking’ fee benefits farmers (Columbus Dispatch, 7/13/12)
Kasich prohibits drilling in or under Lake Erie (Columbus Dispatch, 7/12/12)
Ohio Governor John Kasich signs executive order banning drilling in Lake Erie (Cleveland Leader, 7/12/12)
Kasich promoting tax cut (Cincinnati Enquirer, 7/12/12)
Faster pension reforms urged (Toledo Blade, 7/12/12)
Audio: Ohio drilling industry criticizing Gov. Kasich’s recent drilling ban (WKSU, 7/12/12)
Editorial: CPAs – Kasich is right on the money (Canton Repository, 7/12/12)
Kasich trumpets Lake Erie’s vast wealth (Toledo Blade, 7/12/12)
Ohio links teacher pay to test scores (CNN, 7/11/12)
Audio: Environmentalists say Ohio ban protects Lake Erie against ‘drill baby drill’ (WKSU, 7/11/12)
While governor dithers, Ohio neighbors rake in ACA exchange dollars (Progress Ohio, 7/11/12)
Kasich signs order against Lake Erie drilling (Toledo Blade, 7/11/12)
Ohio adopting tough new rules on injection wells (AP, 7/11/12)
Ohio takes tough health law stance (Toledo Blade, 7/11/12)
Lt. Gov Taylor: Ohio won’t set up insurance exchange (Columbus Business First, 7/11/12)
Court smacks down Husted’s attempts to limit the use of provisional ballots (Plunderbund, 7/11/12)
Commentary: Kasich hits oil, gas industry with more regulations (Watchdog, 7/11/12)
Kasich offers support, but no additional funds, to state parks (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/11/12)
Editorial: Kasich aids justice by again staying the executioner’s hand (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/11/12)
Ohio ranks 40th in recovering jobs lost during recession (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/11/12)
In Ohio, presidential election won’t be swayed by wedge issues (LA Times, 7/11/12)
Gov. John Kasich commutes inmate’s death sentence to life in prison (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/10/12)
Gov. John Kasich’s exec order gives state gas and oil chief broad authority over injection wells (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/10/12)
Lt. Gov. Taylor: Ohio will not establish state-run health insurance exchange (Toledo Blade, 7/10/12)

Kasich aims at Obama on Medicaid, shoots self in foot (Plunderbund, 7/9/12)
With millions to invest, Ohio’s Third Frontier stalls in low gear (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/8/12)
Commentary: ‘Stay the course’ is bad for the rest of us (Toledo Blade, 7/8/12)
Commentary: Amendment would put Ohio politics back on right path (Columbus Dispatch, 7/8/12)
Commentary: When Ohio draws new districts, Republicans usually hold the pen (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/7/12)
Ruling on health care law spurs debate in Ohio about Medicaid (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/7/12)
Editorial: State adopts smart model for tourism office (Canton Rep, 7/7/12)
Obama’s Maumee rally ups ante on Ohio tour (Toledo Blade, 7/6/12)
Kasich signs tourism measure at Rock hall (Dayton Daily News, 7/6/12)
Petitions filed to alter remapping (Toledo Blade, 7/4/12)
Citizens map drawing proposal expected to be on the ballot this November (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/4/12)
Ohio attempt at ‘personhood’ amendment falls short (AP, 7/3/12)
Group wants redistricting question on Ohio ballots (AP, 7/3/12)
Ohio rainy day fund jumps to $482M; Gov. Kasich says we’re not spending the money (Dayton Daily News, 7/3/12)
Ohio gains $482M for savings account (Toledo Blade, 7/3/12)
Ohio ends fiscal year with boost in rainy day fund (Reuters, 7/3/12)
Kasich in Cleveland signs city-schools bill (Columbus Dispatch, 7/3/12)
Kasich: Rainy day fund to see boost to $482M, but price tag from health care law looms (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/3/12)
Kasich signs unusually bipartisan Cleveland Plan into law (StateImpact/Ohio, 7/2/12)
Kasich says Medicaid expansion decision will wait (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/2/12)
Video: OH Gov. Kasich signs Cleveland schools plan into law (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/2/12)
Cleveland business interests, foundations spend $100K on writing, lobbying for Cleveland schools plan (StateImpact/Ohio, 7/2/12)
Proposal to let citizens, not lawmakers, draw congressional maps could appear on November ballot (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/1/12)

JUNE 2012

Supreme Court’s health care decision poised to become key issue for Republicans in Ohio races (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/30/12)
Commentary: How about a little free-market politics? (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/30/12)
Ohio health-law reaction draws fire (Toledo Blade, 6/30/12)
DeWine: Decision trumps Ohio law (Toledo Blade, 6/29/12)
John Kasich and Mitt Romney agree on one thing: Ohio’s auto industry just isn’t that important (Plunderbund, 6/22/12)
Ohio win critical for Obama and Romney (Washington Post, 6/18/12)
Abortion limit, voter ID await action in Ohio (Urbana Daily Citizen, 6/17/12)
Commentary: Ohio courts reject citizens’ concerns about Kasich administration shortcuts (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/16/12)
Gov. Kasich’s administration releases study to help local governments share services (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/15/12)
Appeal denied in fight over new Ohio jobs agency (AP, 6/15/12)
Kasich wins another battle for JobsOhio (Toledo Blade, 6/15/12)
State GOP touts bipartisanship; Dems don’t quite see it that way (Youngstown Vindicator, 6/15/12)
Commentary: Kasich, Obama the same? Really? (Cincinnati Enquirer, 6/15/12)
Kasich: State is setting example for Washington (AP, 6/15/12)
Gov. John Kasich reflects on midterm budget (ONN-TV, 6/15/12)
Ohio lures Hollywood with more perks to film here (Business Courier, 6/14/12)
Ohio felon ‘redemption’ bill nearly a law (Dayton Daily News, 6/14/12)
Kasich’s a moderate campaign shifts into high gear (Plunderbund, 6/14/12)
Court dismisses ProgressOhio v. JobsOhio lawsuit (Ohio Watchdog, 6/14/12)
Bill to create tourism board heads to Ohio gov (AP, 6/14/12)
State catalogs shale holdings in parks, forests (Columbus Dispatch, 6/14/12)
Obama and Romney face off across Ohio (LA Times, 6/14/12)
Ohio governor says state setting example for DC (RealClearPolitics, 6/14/12)
Romney campaign endorses the “Kasich recovery” myth (Plunderbund, 6/14/12)
Kasich’s JobsOhio survives court challenge (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/14/12)
Kasich thanks lawmakers (Dayton Daily News, 6/13/12)
Kasich signs energy bill with ‘strongest fracking regulations’ (The News-Leader, 6/13/12)
Legislators eliminate oversight of state jobs programs (Plunderbund, 6/13/12)
For whom does the Turnpike toll? (Columbus Dispatch, 6/13/12)
Governor signs provisions for gambling at casinos, race tracks (The News-Leader, 6/13/12)
Gov Kasich, Ohio House and Senate Republicans reach deal on education policy (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/12/12)
New Ohio drilling rules likely to continue fight between lawmakers, industry (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/12/12)
Kasich strips out $30M from nursing homes (Columbus Dispatch, 6/12/12)
Education bills top Ohio Statehouse agenda (ONN-TV, 6/12/12)
Kasich, Ohio House nearing agreement over shutting down low-performing charter schools (StateImpact/Ohio, 6/11/12)
Video: Ohio now has comprehensive energy plan (WKYC, 6/11/12)
Signing of Ohio drilling rules don’t end debate (Dayton Daily News, 6/11/12)
Kasich vetoes nursing home funding, signs mid-budget review (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 6/11/12)
POLITIFACT: Gov. Kasich says his leadership has led to more bipartisanship in legislature rated ‘mostly true’ (Cleveland Plain Dealer,6/11/12)
Ohio, other toss-up states, see job growth, but national downturn may boost Romney this fall (Washington Post, 6/10/12)
Ohio’s John Kasich may be a VP pick too tempting for Romney to ignore (Examiner, 6/10/12)
Governor: Auto boost overstated (Columbus Dispatch, 6/9/12)
Groups outside of state pumping money into Ohio (Dayton Daily News, 6/9/12)
Portman, Kasich tie in VP straw poll (Columbus Dispatch, 6/9/12)
Kasich supporter wins state GOP job (Columbus Dispatch, 6/7/12)
Ohio tax revenues remain positive (Dispatch Politics, 6/6/12)

Editorial: A stay of execution (New York Times, 6/6/12)

MAY 2012

Past intraparty squabbles covered again at debate (Columbus Dispatch, 5/24/12)
Lobbyist named new GOP director (Columbus Dispatch, 5/23/12)
Dem Sen. Nina Turner at odds with state teachers union (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/10/12)
Probe rips state’s loose oversight of job training program (Columbus Dispatch, 5/10/12)
Niehaus: Abortion foes tactics make no sense (Columbus Dispatch, 5/10/12)
Senate passes education bill it revised (Columbus Dispatch, 5/10/12)
Kasich upset education plan altered (Columbus Dispatch, 5/9/12)
Bill to update Ohio gambling laws passes Ohio Senate (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/9/12)
New Ohio pension reform bills a long-shot at ending stalemate in legislature (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/9/12)
Ohioans feel better about life in Buckeye State, poll shows (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/9/12)
Ohio Senate votes on gambling bill (ONNtv, 5/9/12)
Ohio Senate approves of changes to education reforms despite Gov. Kasich’s objections (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/9/12)
Ohio House votes to repeal controversial election law (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/8/12)
Congressional Democrats bash voting law as Ohio lawmakers eye appeal (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/7/12)
Ohio tax revenues surge over April projections (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/5/12)
Commentary: Behind Ohio’s jobless stats, the pain is potent (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/5/12)
Obama starts re-election bid in Ohio (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/5/12)
Ohio GOP agrees to pay a $13,000 fine for election report violations (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/4/12)
Gov. John Kasich talks jobs, drugs, broadband (Ironton Tribune, 5/4/12)
John Kasich and the shale drilling industry are here to help all 34-year-olds living in their mom’s attic (Cleveland Scene, 5/4/12)
Kasich, Beshear break ground on new Ohio River bridge (Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/4/12)
API touts Ohio’s shale gas potential (UPI, 5/3/12)
Ohio booze bond threatened as lawmakers press suit (Bloomberg, 5/3/12)
Obama vs.Romney: Ohio is now too close to call (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/3/12)
Kasich jabs at renewable-energy lobby (Columbus Dispatch, 5/3/12)
Numerous industries feel benefits of Ohio’s resources (The Hill, 5/2/12)
Top staffers planning to leave the Ohio  GOP on heels of chairman’s ouster (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/2/12)
No ducking: Sen. Sherrod Brown will be on stage at Obama’s Ohio rally (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/2/12)
Gov. Kasich concerned by climate change, but won’t ‘apologize’ for coal (The Hill, 5/2/12)
Cleveland mayor pitches school reform plan to lawmakers; concerns over charter school provisions linger (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/1/12)
What do the rest of us have to do to benefit from the shale boom? (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Ohio could pay up to $3.4M for consultants’ study of the Ohio Turnpike (The Plain Dealer, 4/30/12)
Some charter school supporters urge opposition to Cleveland schools reform legislation (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/29/12)
In rural Ohio, the presidential campaign feels far away (LA Times, 4/28/12)
Gov. Kasich joins Zanesville exotic animal battle (ONNtv, 4/28/12)
Gov. John Kasich makes first campaign appearance with GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/27/12)
In Ohio, tax repeal advocates tout anecdotes (Bridge, 4/26/12)
Kasich ready to take off gloves (Columbus Dispatch, 4/15/12)
Once again, Bennett has his hands on the GOP tiller (Columbus Dispatch, 4/15/12)
GOP swiftly returns to Bennett’s control (Columbus Dispatch, 4/14/12)
Suit hits same-sex marriage proposal (Columbus Dispatch, 4/14/12)
Democrats far behind in legislative fundraising (Columbus Dispatch, 4/14/12)
Recess fight over GOP budget preview of fall races (Dayton Daily News, 4/14/12)
Gov. John Kasich’s drilling tax proposal will get consideration, but no commitment, at the Statehouse (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/12/12)
Ohio House GOP to divide budget plan into 10 bills (Dayton Daily News, 4/12/12)
Kasich plan divided by Ohio House (Cincinnati Enquirer, 4/12/12)
Ohio House leaders to break Gov. Kasich’s MBR into 9 bills (Examiner, 4/12/12)
John Kasich: ‘I believe there is a problem’ with climate change (Huffington Post, 4/11/12)
Kasich breaks rank, speaks of climate change (Columbus Dispatch, 4/10/12)
Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich’s stunning comments: ‘I Believe there is a problem’ with our climate (Think Progress, 4/10/12)
Kasich succeeds in ousting DeWine, but did he really ‘win’? (Plunderbund, 4/9/12)
Editorial: It’s Kasich’s party (Toledo Blade, 4/9/12)
Kasich: White House, Congress need to ‘get their act together’ (The Hill, 4/8/12)
Gov. Kasich, Sen. Durbin face off on Meet the Press (Examiner, 4/8/12)
Dogma crumbles as Kasich fights party to tax drillers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/8/12)
Kasich: Ohio ‘going to be close’ in November (Roll Call, 4/8/12)
Kasich: ‘We don’t want to be Greece’ (Politico, 4/8/12)
It’s the economy: Kasich, Durbin preview must-win Ohio race (National Journal, 4/8/12)
Kasich on ‘Meet the Press’ predicts close presidential race in Ohio (Youngstown Vindicator, 4/8/12)
Republicans rush to overhaul Ohio in only 17 days (Plunderbund, 4/7/12)
Bennett says he’s willing to be Ohio GOP chairman (AP, 4/7/12)
Commentary: Gov. John Kasich solidifies his power and Ohio’s outlook (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4/7/12)
Ohio governor says GOP infighting not a high priority (Akron Beacon Journal, 4/6/12)
Kasich touts jobs record during Chillicothe visit (Chillicothe Gazette, 4/6/12)
State GOP chief to quit to end intraparty fight (Columbus Dispatch, 4/5/12)
With shale, there’s lots at ‘play’ (Columbus Dispatch, 4/1/12)
Opinion: Breathing space – charters should have time to adjust (Columbus Dispatch, 4/1/12)
Both major Ohio parties are distracted by internal battles (Columbus Dispatch, 4/1/12)

MARCH 2012

Editorial: Let’s talk severance tax, Ohio (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/31/12)
Leader of Ohio Dems backed (Columbus Dispatch, 3/31/12)
Ohio adds most jobs in nation (Columbus Dispatch, 3/31/12)
Efforts to amend Ohio Constitution abound (Toledo Blade, 3/31/12)
More calls to oust Democrats’ state party chairman (Columbus Dispatch, 3/30/12)
Kasich’s latest move on private prison one more in a long line of mistakes (Plunderbund, 3/30/12)
Kasich forms human-trafficking task force to study police response to problem (AP, 3/30/12)
Close those loopholes, Kasich! (Plunderbund, 3/30/12)
Kasich says ‘no’ to medical marijuana (Columbus Dispatch, 3/30/12)
Kasich taking a quiet approach – no war drums – about his fracking tax increase plan (Columbus Dispatch, 3/30/12)
Video: Regressive taxation in Ohio (Plunderbund, 3/30/12)
Editorial: Gov. Kasich must veto anti-consumer bill (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/30/12)
Capital bill clears Statehouse, cheering construction industry (Columbus Business First, 3/29/12)
Budget neglects Clean Ohio funding (Columbus Dispatch, 3/29/12)
Gov. Kasich: Shale boom will be ‘chaotic’ (WFMJ, 3/28/12)
Revised Lake Erie water-use plan criticized (Columbus Dispatch, 3/28/12)
Opinion: Ohio should make sure companies keep their job promises (Zanesville Times Recorder, 3/28/12)
‘Fracking’ disclosure best in nation? (Columbus Dispatch, 3/28/12)
Disputed consumer bill sent to Kasich (Columbus Dispatch, 3/28/12)
Killing the voter’s veto, state GOP moves to repeal HB 194 (Plunderbund, 3/28/12)
Ohio Senate votes on repeal of controversial election law (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/28/12)
Legislators fear reading mandate in Kasich proposal will cost schools too much (Columbus Dispatch, 3/28/12)
Community projects kept out of state capital budget (Columbus Dispatch, 3/27/12)
Kasich’s education reforms don’t worry local educators (Canton Rep, 3/26/12)
Video: Gov. Kasich discusses his plan to use tax on fracking to cut Ohio’s income tax (NewsNet5, 3/26/12)
Kasich proposes unconstitutional tax hike on fracking waster (Plunderbund, 3/25/12)
Kasich’s tax-cut plan ought to be a no-brainer for lawmakers (Columbus Dispatch, 3/25/12)
Commentary: Tax plan could put Kasich over a barrel — of oil (Toledo Blade, 3/25/12)
Kasich calls for fivefold hike in brine tax (Youngstown Vindicator, 3/24/12)
Commentary: Statehouse GOP is running scared (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/24/12)
Ohio banks say tax cut will increase lending (Columbus Business First, 3/23/12)
Ohio Senate leader not sold on governor’s tax-cut plan (Akron Beacon Journal, 3/23/12)
GOP officials ask state chief to resign now (Columbus Dispatch, 3/21/12)
Kasich says Ohio deserves its coin from ‘fracking’ (Columbus Dispatch, 3/21/12)
Editorial: Kasich’s ideas worth a good look (Canton Rep, 3/20/12)
Ohio education reforms to emphasize college prep (Canton Rep, 3/19/12)
Schools to impose tougher standards (Columbus Dispatch, 3/18/12)
GOP party chief DeWine will not seek re-election in 2013, detractors want him out sooner (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/18/12)
Ohio House delays governor’s income tax plan (Canton Rep, 3/17/12)
Commentary: A chastened Kasich is still thinking big (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/17/12)

The scoop on Kasich’s education policy proposals (StateImpact/Ohio, 3/16/12)
Kasich unveils long list of plans to change state (Columbus Dispatch, 3/15/12)
Kasich to face GOP friction on ‘frack’ tax (Columbus Dispatch, 3/15/12)
Kasich proposes restrained capital budget (Columbus Dispatch, 3/15/12)
Kascih offers wide-ranging reforms; tax cut could be 5% (Columbus Dispatch, 3/14/12)
Kasich to pitch policy reform (Columbus Dispatch, 3/11/12)
Kasich breaks ranks, speaks of climate change (Columbus Dispatch, 3/10/12)
Commentary: Rural Ohio’s rejection bodes ill for Romney (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/10/12)
Bill revised Lake Erie water-use plan (Columbus Dispatch, 3/8/12)
Battle in Ohio reinforces GOP divide (LA Times, 3/7/12)
Kasich plans to cut taxes with new energy policy (Columbus Dispatch, 3/7/12)
Fracking divides GOP as Kasich introduces bold policy (Huffington Post, 3/6/12)
Gov. Kasich makes the scene at global energy conference (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 3/6/12)
In Ohio, voters share unease about the future (LA Times, 3/5/12)
Gov. Kasich to propose new tax on fracking to give Ohioans a personal income tax cut (The Plain Dealer, 3/4/12)
State budget cuts hit small-town Ohio (LA Times, 3/4/12)
Ohio GOP civil war taints 2012 race (Politico, 3/3/12)
Commentary: Get ready to play ballot issue bingo (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/3/12)
Kasich turns down federal disaster aid (Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/3/12)
‘Clean energy’ bond plan under fire (Columbus Dispatch, 3/2/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

In Ohio, fierce primary fight may hurt GOP’s chances for the fall (Washington Post, 2/28/12)
Clean-energy ballot initiative has its quirks (Columbus Dispatch, 2/22/12)
Voter fraud in 2 counties a possibility, Husted says (Columbus Dispatch, 2/11/12)
Kasich administration redraws state school board districts (Columbus Dispatch, 2/11/12)
Pete Rose vs. John Kasich (Cincinnati Enquirer, 2/10/12)
Kasich of little cheer to township trustees (Columbus Dispatch, 2/10/12)
Kasich’s winged speech crashes and burns (Youngstown Vindicator, 2/10/12)
Kasich creates Office of Workforce Transformation (Columbus Dispatch, 2/9/12)
Governor Kasich goes wild (Forbes, 2/9/12)
Governor Kasich’s State of the State elicits widespread mockery (Cleveland Scene, 2/9/12)
Plan to overhaul public schools similar to SB5 (Dayton Daily News, 2/9/12)
Ohio Senate Republicans plan to repeal controversial elections law (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/9/12)
Governor covers gamut in hist State of the State (Cincinnati Enquirer, 2/9/12)
Poll: Majority disapprove of Ohio’s Kasich (UPI, 2/8/12)
Parkinson’s mimickry and ‘wackadoodles’ highlight Kasich’s bizarre speech (The Hill, 2/8/12)
Kasich recasts himself as healer after Ohioans spurn union law (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/8/12)
Kasich being Kasich (Cincinnati City Beat, 2/8/12)
Dayton Tea Party president steps down (Dayton Daily News, 2/8/12)
Kasich solidly behind gas industry’s future (Wheeling Intelligencer, 2/8/12)
Valley residents protest Kasich in Steubenville (Youngstown Vindicator, 2/8/12)
Lawmakers hear workforce message in Kasich address (Dayton Daily News, 2/8/12)
Area legislators react to Kasich’s State of the State address (The News-Herald, 2/8/12)
Kasich touts job numbers, Valley in address (Business Journal Daily, 2/8/12)
Democrats critical of governor (Steubenville Herald Star, 2/8/12)
Optimistic Kasich: ‘I have no doubt’ (Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, 2/8/12)
Kasich: End partisanship to help Ohio (Toledo Blade, 2/8/12)
Speech called ‘inspirational’ (Steubenville Herald Star, 2/8/12)
Editorial: A Cleveland school plan worth fighting for (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/8/12)
John Kasich Parkinson’s imitation marks ad hoc speech that veered off the rails (Huffington Post, 2/8/12)
Gov. Kasich’s State of the State: Five things he said about education (StateImpact/Ohio, 2/7/12)
Kasich: Ohio top job creator in Midwest (Middletown Journal, 2/7/12)
Video: Ohio State of the State address (C-SPAN, 2/7/12)
Seven keys to John Kasich’s second year (Cincinnati Enquirer, 2/7/12)
Location of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s annual speech, not what he will say, getting most of the attention (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/7/12)
How would ‘re-shoring’ work here? JobsOhio has an idea (Cincinnati Business Courier, 2/7/12)
Kasich declares Ohio is ‘alive again, we’re out of the ditch’ (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2/7/12)
Cincinnati protesters decry cuts while Kasich delivers state of the State (Cincinnati Enquirer, 2/7/12)
State-run broadband network to get 10 times faster — Kasich (Columbus Business First, 2/7/12)
Readers: What Gov. Kasich should say (Cincinnati Enquirer, 2/7/12)
Kasich calls for balance on shale drilling in State of the State (Columbus Business First, 2/7/12)
Ohio Governor John Kasich’s tightrope walk (The American Prospect, 2/7/12)
Gov. Kasich declares Ohio is “alive again” in his second State of the State speech (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/7/12)
Why Steubenville? Kasich heads to a gem of a school in an old steel town (State Impact/Ohio, 2/7/12)
Ohio Gov. Kasich delivers State of the State speech in Steubenville (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/7/12)
Jobs, education and Wright-Patt focus of Kasich’s State of the State address (Dayton Daily News, 2/7/12)
Ohioans would re-do gubernatorial election, with Strickland defeating Kasich (Public Policy Polling, 2/7/12)
Gov. John Kasich hits the road to deliver State of State address (NewsNet5, 2/7/12)
Gov. Kasich endorses Cleveland mayor’s plan to improve schools (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/7/12)
Campaign funds to help pay Ohio gov’s speech costs (Dayton Daily News, 2/6/12)
Ohio taking a two-track approach to health reform (Mansfield News Journal, 2/6/12)
Site of Kasich’s speech spotlights state’s woes (Toledo Blade, 2/6/12)
State committee digs through public colleges’ capital wish lists (Crain’s Cleveland Business, 2/6/12)
Ohio Dem Chair blasts Kasich on State of the State (Toledo Blade, 2/6/12)
State revenue $147 million over estimates (Columbus Dispatch, 2/6/12)
State of the State: Vital signs improve (Columbus Dispatch, 2/5/12)
Opinion: Kasich’s road trip for State of the State should be special (Columbus Dispatch, 2/5/12)
Ohio is primary to GOP’s chances (Columbus Dispatch, 2/5/12)
Ohio GOP shuts door on Kasich power grab (Columbus Dispatch, 2/4/12)

JANUARY 2012

Term limits could be revisited (Columbus Dispatch, 1/22/12)
Lobbyists sponsor party for Kasich (Columbus Dispatch, 1/22/12)
Kasich denies turnpike-lease ploy (Toledo Blade, 1/21/12)
Kasich mum to watchdog’s critics (Toledo Blade, 1/21/12)
Permanent move for talk weighed (Toledo Blade, 1/21/12)
Ohioans mixed on drilling, split on abortion bill (Toledo Blade, 1/20/12)
Kasich takes State of State speech on road (Toledo Blade, 1/19/12)
Steubenville to be site of State of the State address (Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/18/12)
Despite SB5 setback, Kasich views 2011 as a year of success (Toledo Blade, 1/8/12)

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