John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich has signed a law criminalizing female genital mutilation, or FGM.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik today about Sen. Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, who is becoming very outspoken about his displeasure with President Trump. Will he replace Ohio's John Kasich as the most high profile GOP Trump critic?

Over the years, Kasich has brought forward a lot of ideas, and his tone has changed dramatically, as he’s worked to accomplish his goals and create a national persona as a Trump critic and a promoter of bipartisan compromise - with mixed results.

This was the year Ohio saw a dramatic tone shift when it comes to gun policies, with Gov. John Kasich positioning himself against the Legislature. 

The Ohio House had the votes to override Gov. John Kasich’s veto of a controversial abortion bill. The Senate tried to follow suit but, in the end, it couldn't. Here's what happened.

The Ohio Senate and House have voted to override Gov. John Kasich’s veto on a bill, SB296, that would increase death benefits for the families of first responders but also hike wages for lawmakers and other elected officials. 

The Ohio House and Senate have voted to override Gov. John Kasich’s veto on, HB228, a bill that would revamp the way the state handles self-defense cases in court. 

Whether it’s an All-Star Game, a Final Four tournament or a pro-sports draft, hosting big events costs local organizers money. A bill signed by Gov. John Kasich this month will give cities, counties and local host committees more help hosting such events.

Gov. John Kasich signed a bill this week increasing how often food assistance recipients must be certified for eligibility. And the move is drawing fire from the state’s foodbanks.

House Bill 119 requires people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to be certified every quarter, as opposed to annually, as it is now. Backers of the legislation say the purpose is to uncover fraud more quickly.

Gov. John Kasich has once again vetoed the six-week abortion ban known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” while signing into law another bill restricting abortions after 12 weeks.

Gov. John Kasich has included a new category into state protections against discrimination in an executive order he signed Wednesday. But those protections might not last very long.

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a pro-gun bill, HB228, that would have changed the way self-defense cases play out in court, shifting the burden from the defense to the prosecution. The legislation is what’s left of the “Stand Your Ground” bill after lawmakers took out the repeal of the "duty to retreat" provision.

The Ohio House and Senate are bracing themselves for a busier than usual week after Christmas as Gov. John Kasich deliberates his response to several controversial bills. Those pieces of legislation implement bans on certain abortions, advance pro-gun policies, and raise paychecks for elected officials. 

As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Gov. John Kasich opposes: the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill. 

As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Gov. John Kasich opposes – the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill.  And if he vetoes them as promised, lawmakers would have to come back to vote on them again during the holiday break.

Backers of the so called “Heartbeat Bill,” legislation that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected, are getting some help from evangelical leaders. And they are sending a strong message to Gov. John Kasich and Ohio lawmakers.

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One thing about John Kasich, the soon-to-be former governor of Ohio: The dude will talk to anybody with the time and patience to listen to him. Good trait for someone who yearns to be president, I suppose.

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Cincinnati City Council members begin testifying before a grand jury looking into text messages that caused a political battle over whether or not to fire former City Manager Harry Black this spring. And a local conservative group sparks outrage with a tweet about the text investigation that some are calling racist.

Gov. John Kasich says he’s still working with officials at General Motors on the planned shutdown of the Lordstown assembly plant in March, but isn’t offering promises that it can be halted. And he’s also firing back at those who’ve been critical of his response.

Gov. John Kasich says he’s seriously considering another run for president, the strongest suggestion yet that he might try another campaign.

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