From the daily archives: Monday, February 2, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been trotting to Republican states out west to push a federal balanced budget amendment he says the nation needs to keep spending in check. Yet on Monday, Gov. Kasich proposed the two biggest spending plans in state history.

Mr. Kasich is remembered for railing in 2010 that former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland was another “tax and spend” liberal.” But in light of the two super-sized spending packages he proposed today, Gov. Strickland is clearly the real fiscal conservative, since his second budget was smaller than his first, and $18 billion less that Gov. […]

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