Monday, February 4, 2013
Check out this video from the governor’s office to learn more about the proposal.
Gov. John Kasich wants to cut income taxes for small businesses and individuals and lower the sales tax in Ohio’s 2014-2015 budget. “Ohio’s taxes are too high,” Kasich said in a video posted to his website. “They hold back job creators and hold back our economy. We need to fix that.” The Columbus Dispatch reports that while the sales tax would decrease from 5.5 percent to 5 percent under the plan, more services would be subject to the tax. Increasing what can be taxed would allow the government to actually bring in more money over time. The Plain Dealer reports that this proposal includes the first tax rewrite since 2005. Kasich’s education funding reform plan, which he introduced last week, plays a big part in his budget proposal. …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The governor’s plan also includes funds for a special grant, designed to encourage schools to try new approaches to increasing achievement and decreasing cost.
Gov. John Kasich today unveiled his school funding reform plan, “Achievement Everywhere,” which aims to distribute funds fairly to districts and give principals more autonomy. The plan will be part of the governor’s overall 2014-2015 budget proposal, which is expected to be released next week. Thursday’s proposal includes $1.2 billion in new money for schools during the next two years. Kasich told reporters on a conference call Thursday afternoon that the additional money is possible because the state has cut costs in other areas and brought in new jobs, which increases the state’s overall revenue. He said his plan would be fully funded from the start, rather than phased in over time. Ohio’s school funding formula, which is based on …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The debate has heated up in the days after the school shooting in Connecticut.
What do you think about the gun laws in Ohio—are they not strict enough or do restrictions need to be scaled back? It’s a question that has recently taken on more weight in the days following a deadly school shooting in Connecticut. Ohio’s gun laws have been becoming more lenient in recent years, the Columbus Dispatch reports, pointing to a variety of new laws. That includes one passed in 2011 to allow concealed-carry weapons in bars. And it’s likely that the restrictions will loosen even further soon. Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign House Bill 495, NewsNet5.com reports. According to the most recent bill analysis, the bill would loosen reciprocity agreements with other states regarding concealed-carry permits, eliminate a …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Take our poll and tell us what you think. Good idea or going too far?
Updated at 2:10 p.m. Ohio is the 39th state to ban texting while driving after Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law Friday afternoon surrounded by family members of those killed by drivers distracted by cell phones, reports The Columbus Dispatch. For adults, texting while driving would be a secondary offense. Teen drivers, however, could be pulled over by police for using electronic devices like phones and tablets. For more information, read Channel 5's full story here.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Gov. John Kasich was the speaker at the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce meeting and he talked about the growth and accomplishments of the state since he's been in office.
More posts from the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce luncheon March 20 at Silver Lake Country Club:
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Gov. John Kasich unveiled new matching designs for Ohio's drivers licenses and license plates. What do you think of them?
Gov. John Kasich unveiled new matching designs for Ohio's drivers licenses and license plates. Gone is the pink drivers licenses panned by Ohio's men. In its place is a simpler, red and white design that's supposed to invoke the wings of an airplane. What do you think? Love the new design? Hate it? Take our poll and tell us in the comments. The new license will feature upgraded security features, a mandate that states must follow by 2013. The new plates and licenses are coming in December 2012. The old ones will be phased out. The new plates will feature 30 to 40 phrases blended into the white background that exemplify Ohio. And you can have a hand in picking which phrases make the final plate. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has a poll …