From the daily archives: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

In case you missed it today, we have the transcript of Kasich’s State of the State from Steubenville. It’s included at the end of this post. We’ll have more in depth analysis coming soon, but if you feel like watching it, the Ohio Channel has the video online.

Be forewarned, this is not an episode of Will and Grace or Big Bang Theory we’re talking about here. And I say that as guy who regularly watches House hearings on CSPAN and City Council meetings on the local cable access channel.

Even for people like us who follow Ohio […]

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PPP seemingly waited until Kasich finished his second State of the State address (more on that after my head clears from having to watch it) to release the remaining results of its most recent Ohio poll.

According to the latest Public Policy Poll, a Democratic pollster that is nonetheless well regarding in the industry as producing very reliable polling (Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight has pointed out that if anything PPP tends to overstate support for Republicans) Governor John Kasich’s approval rating is still a disaster with 33% approving and 53% disapproving.  In a rematch with Governor Strickland, Kasich also loses […]

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Captain Eric Spicer of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office isn’t your typical Republican candidate.  He prides himself have both the experience in handling a private sector payroll and also looking after the taxpayers concerning public budgets.  A former business owner who felt called to serve his community to become a member of law enforcement, Spicer points out that he’s the only non-politician in the GOP primary race in the 73rd Ohio House District.  But that’s not to say that Spicer is a novice when it comes to politics and public policy.  He’s served as a the legislative liaison […]

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Kasich’s team at the Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced that only $100 million a year will be available to fund new construction projects approved by Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC). As a result, vital road work around the state is being delayed for years and, in some cases, decades.

As we’ve mentioned before, the previous administration budgeted $317 million in fiscal year 2011 while the Kasich budget appropriates just $60 million in Fiscal 2012 and $123 million in Fiscal 2013 out of a $5.5 billion two-year budget.

Kasich’s strategy is clear: cut the crap out of […]

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Join us at 12:30PM today when we kick off our live chat for John Kasich’s 2012 State of the State speech, live from Steubenville, OH.

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