From the daily archives: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Appearing on Face the Nation on CBS on Sunday to pump his latest book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich enjoyed another national TV appearance free of worry that his dog-whistle, faith-based preaching would be challenged despite ample evidence that he doesn’t practice what he preaches.

Kasich called his new book a “cry of the heart,” saying he wants people to live “life a little bigger than ourselves,” classic Kasich rhetoric heard throughout his long, losing campaign for president last year.

The term-limited governor normally loves to talk about how many CEOs he talks to […]

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While Ohio’s part-time governor John Kasich has been doing full-time self-promotion out-of-state on a book tour in New York and New Hampshire, once super-friendly state Republican lawmakers have butchered several key proposals in his last biennial budget plan.

Ohio’s General Assembly leaders embarrassed the term-limited, lame-duck Kasich by releasing a budget plan Tuesday that, according to the Toledo Blade, “abandons Mr. Kasich’s tax reform proposal, in which he proposed increases in sales, tobacco, alcohol, and shale oil and natural gas taxes to help pay for a 17 percent cut in the income tax.”

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, […]

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