Governor John Kasich

11:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Kasich not picking any more fights with unions

Don’t touch the third rail.

You’ve probably heard people in politics talk about the “third rail” – the one on a subway track that carries the electric power.

In Congress, the “third rail” has traditionally been a hot-button issue like Social Security. If you even hint at reducing benefits or raising the eligibility age, you face the wrath of hordes of seniors and baby boomers who just might turn you out of office.

You don’t survive touching the third rail.

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Inside Pitch
8:20 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Kasich to keynote Hamilton County GOP dinner

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson
Michael E. Keating

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will take a break from selling his budget plan to the state legislature Monday night when he comes to Cincinnati to be the keynote speaker at the Hamilton County Republican Party's annual Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner.

The dinner and program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Junior Ballroom of the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown, with the governor making his speech a half hour later.

The Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner is one of the party's major fundraising events of the year. This year, ticket prices begin at $75 for individuals and $750 for a table of 10.

11:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Kasich sitting pretty, but not home free

Twenty-five months into his term, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has finally hit the “magic number.”

In politics, the magic number for an elected official seeking re-election is 50 percent or more in his or her job approval rating.

You do not want to be running for re-election with an approval rating below 50 percent. It doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to lose, but it means you have some explaining to do the voters.

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9:05 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Howard Wilkinson weekly Chat

photo by Michael Keating

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about some of Ohio Governor John Kasich's latest moves.

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Hamilton County Commission
12:58 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Commission supports Gov's budget

Gov. John Kasich unveils his proposed state budget
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

All three Hamilton County Commissioners are optimistic about Governor John Kasich's proposed state budget.

Republicans Chris Monzel and Greg Hartmann call the plan bold and filled with a lot of changes that could affect county government. Hartmann adds the proposed budget has the potential to be revolutionary.

Democrat Todd Portune agrees. He especially likes the plans for Medicaid.

More on the budget from Ohio Public Radio:

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