Politics

Howard Wilkinson Chat
9:34 am
Mon July 1, 2013

What Ohio's new budget means to Governor Kasich

photo by Michael Keating

With Ohio's new budget now approved, Howard Wilkinson talks about what it means for Ohio and Governor Kasich.  Also how the Governor's chances look for reelection.

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Ohio Budget
8:12 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Ohio governor signs budget

Credit Karen Kasler

After months of discussion and debate and several days of lingering questions, the state has a new two-year, $62 billion budget.

The budget includes a gradual income tax cut over three years for everyone, a 50 percent income tax cut for small businesses, an increase in the state sales tax along with an expansion to digital downloads and magazine subscriptions, and some property tax changes. Gov. John Kasich said he was pleased with it, though it didn’t include his proposed Medicaid expansion.

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Ohio Budget
5:50 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Governor Kasich to sign budget Sunday

Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The only thing that’s left for the state budget is a signature from Governor John Kasich.  A signing ceremony is scheduled for Sunday night.

Though the budget that passed the House and Senate is markedly different than the one he proposed in February, Gov. John Kasich says he’s happy with it. But he says the phased in income tax cuts of 8.5%, 9% and 10%, and the 50% tax cut for small businesses, along with the increase of the state sales tax to 5.75% aren’t enough.
 

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Howard Wilkinson Chat
9:03 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Is this the end of the road for opponents of Cincinnati's parking lease deal?

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about the latest on Cincinnati's parking lease deal and what role the controversial subject will play in the upcoming mayor's race.

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Howard WIlkinson Chat
9:13 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

Credit photo by Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about Council member Christopher Smitherman stepping down as NAACP President, and why Senator Mitch McConnell needs Rand Paul.

CORRECTION: Howard inadvertently said that Smitherman did not step down as NAACP president in the 2011 council election. He did step down.

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