From the daily archives: Friday, July 15, 2011

Governor Kasich had quite the captive audience when he was invited to speak at the ECOT Graduation ceremony on June 11.  We reported about the event when it occurred, and we all know everything is better with video, so when ECOT posted video of the ceremony online, we couldn’t wait to see it for ourselves.  And, of course, share it with you.  The Wall Street Governor listened to himself for nearly 20 minutes, but we have edited out the first 13 minutes where he focused solely on a personal story and jumped right to his big […]

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It seems that Kasich had so much fun offering dubious tax credits to rich Ohioans during the budget process he doesn’t want to give it up. According to Columbus Business First the Kasich administration is still looking at ways to pass legislation that would exempt capital gains taxes from the state income tax.

Kasich said he will let court cases involving similar capital gains tax laws in other states run their course before revisiting the issue in Ohio. His top job-creation advisor, Mark Kvamme, seemed a bit more optimistic, however.

“We believe there is still a way to do it […]

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The Plain Dealer reports that Sherrod Brown took aim at the Kasich administration yesterday, criticizing the size of the state’s incentive proposal to NASA for a new Cleveland-area project that would have employed Ohioans in the management of part of the International Space Station project.

Apparently, Florida was able to put together a package of incentives worth $30 million, while Ohio’s offer was in the ballpark of $2 million. When confronted with the Senator’s criticisms, Kasich snapped:

“Business people look at him like he’s an extremist, just so he understands that,” Kasich said of Brown. “I’m willing to […]

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Not even a month after signing his budget into law, and Governor John Kasich is ready to go on a spending spree.

Here’s a headline the Kasich Adminstration cannot be happy with:

Gov. John Kasich spends $2 million off-the-cuff; unexpected cash is for the state’s children’s hospitals to collaborate

Here’s the story from today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Gov. John Kasich on Thursday spent $2 million so calmly and nonchalantly you would have thought he was just handing over $2.

While touring a research laboratory at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus the governor asked the hospital’s CEO Dr. Steve […]

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