From the daily archives: Thursday, April 16, 2015

It seems like just yesterday that two starry-eyed Republican governors, John Kasich and Chris Christie, staged a hug-in on Arizona soil to reaffirm their enduring fraternal and political bonds.

Enthused Kasich to the Columbus Dispatch:

“Christie is going to do great out there. Are you kidding? Christie, he is like a force now. People want to be around him. He came out to Ohio during my last campaign, people just loved him. He said if you don’t elect this guy, I am coming back here New Jersey style. They liked it.”

Enthused Chris Christie: “I love John Kasich….We get along […]

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Democratic State Senator Kenny Yuko, who represents the 25th District and is the primary sponsor of SB 25, talked Tuesday about his bill to increase Ohio’s minimum wage shortly after House Republican leadership presented highlights of a substitute budget bill, HB 64, that veers sharply away from the record-setting executive budget presented by Gov. John Kasich. The bill has many highlights, one of which is that it reduces the governor’s historic-high budget bill by $775 million.

GOP’s Ryan: Market Responsible For Boosting Wages And Benefits

GOP leadership said Sub. H.B. 64 cuts taxes, ensures state […]

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There was a time last year when the possibility that a third party candidate on the ballot—especially a candidate representing the Libertarian Party of Ohio [LPO]—would throw a monkey wrench into Gov. Kasich’s reelection plans by making it a three-party clash instead of a traditional two-party contest.

Would Ohio’s first-term governor be able to waltz to an easy victory, or would he be forced to spend time and money dukeing it out with Libertarian party people who pushed him to victory in 2010 but who subsequently turned on him over many issues? The big split came with Gov. Kasich’s decision […]

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