The Kasich Governorship - News & Updates
- August 20, 2013 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #413831
Kasich.. in the white house? HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA no.August 21, 2013 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #413832
Bill: No outside pay for governor
Aug. 21, 2013
The Cincinnati Enquirer
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s governor and four other statewide elected officials would be prohibited from earning any compensation besides their state salary under a bill that two Democratic legislators are introducing.
The new rule would cut down on potential pay-to-play scenarios, such as an elected official’s employer receiving payment from a company that was getting tax credits, said Rep. Ron Gerberry, D-Austintown, and Rep. Nicholas Celebrezze, D-Parma.
READ MORE: http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20130820/NEWS01/308200024?nclick_check=1August 23, 2013 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #413833
Ohioans skeptical about Kasich 2016 and more
August 23, 2013
There’s been a decent amount of buzz lately about John Kasich potentially being a candidate for President in 2016 but our newest poll finds that most Ohio voters- including Republicans- aren’t on board.
Kasich manages only a tie for fifth in a hypothetical 2016 primary field in his home state, registering at 8%. Rand Paul and Chris Christie lead the pack with 17% each followed by Jeb Bush at 10%, Marco Rubio at 9%, Kasich and Paul Ryan at 8%, Ted Cruz at 6%, and Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum at 4%.
READ MORE: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/08/ohioans-skeptical-about-kasich-2016-and-more.htmlAugust 23, 2013 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #413834
Really not surprising. Other than moseying around the state like a smug self-serving jackass while patting himself on the back for riding the coattails of Obama’s very mild “recovery,” Kasich has done little else other than to damage the appeal of Ohio and to undermine quality of life here for anyone much under 65. What has he done that makes him “Presidential” in a positive sense? For that matter, what has he done that warrants his re-election as Ohio Governor?
When people want commuter and high-speed rail and denser cities and you can’t fall over yourself fast enough to block or ignore these desires, and then you go and promote sprawl and build more highways instead, why should we vote for you?
When people value a clean environment and renewable energy, and you shoot down solar panels and wind turbines to drill, baby, drill and frack-up the countryside instead at long-term expense to the same environment and to the health of people, why should we vote for you?
When you promote misogynistic and homophobic policies towards women and gays, attack unions and small business, and only endorse economic policies that favor folks that are extremely rich, male, white, and conservative Republican like yourself, and constitute a rapidly shrinking minority of the population, why on Earth should we vote for you?September 9, 2013 10:54 am at 10:54 am #413835
After reading this article, I think there is a lot of criminal behavior here at CU.
Here is a quote from the article:
Over the next two years, Mr. Corsi and a few friends would sometimes gather to talk politics. He occasionally sponsored meetings featuring speakers (not political candidates) on public policy issues (not elections), and charged a nominal fee for seating to offset his costs. He and two friends passed out political pamphlets they made at the Geauga County Fair.
Mr. Corsi spent $40 a month to maintain his website, and perhaps a couple hundred dollars a year in other expenses. According to the state of Ohio, however, these activities are illegal under campaign-finance laws because Mr. Corsi did not first register with the state, report to the state on his activities, and subject himself to the regulations governing the operation of a state political action committee.
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Most state statutes now simply ignore the Supreme Court and require that two or more citizens who spend even nominal amounts on politics to register and report to the government. Even printing yard signs or running an email list can trigger these requirements. In Ohio, a single dollar in expenditures will do, so be careful if you talk politics over a cup of coffeeSeptember 9, 2013 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm #413836
I get that that column is an editorial by the law professor who has a direct interest in the outcome of the case, since he’s got a brief before the Supreme Court on the issue. That said, the problem he identifies is definitely real. Campaign finance regulation doesn’t take the big money out of politics; it turbocharges the effect of big money in politics by making it so you need attorneys and accountants to navigate the regulations imposed upon political activity.September 10, 2013 12:09 am at 12:09 am #413837
I get that that column is an editorial by the law professor who has a direct interest in the outcome of the case, since he’s got a brief before the Supreme Court on the issue. That said, the problem he identifies is definitely real. Campaign finance regulation doesn’t take the big money out of politics; it turbocharges the effect of big money in politics by making it so you need attorneys and accountants to navigate the regulations imposed upon political activity.
You make a valid point also even though I have some issue with the way you describe it. Arguing semantics is usually a waste of time. I will agree that Smith is a political partisan. I do not know if he would make the same argument if the political tables were turned.
Still, the validity of an idea can be seen separately from any problems with the messenger. It does not matter whether we are conservative or progressive; we all have something to lose if the government is able to heavily restrict speech.
Besides, I don’t want to see them haul Walker off in handcuffs. He is much too nice for that.September 18, 2013 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #413838
Kasich gutting the Ohio EPA for the coal industry?
George Elmaraghy, a top watchdog at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, says he was forced to leave his job for running afoul of the coal industry and Gov. John Kasich.
Elmaraghy explained the chain of events in an extensive phone interview with TPM. His story — which the Ohio EPA and Kasich’s office declined to comment on — suggests an administration beholden to the coal industry and willing to push out employees who weren’t going to capitulate to its demands.
It started about nine months ago when coal companies came to the state EPA with plans for mining permits that Elmaraghy said would have violated rules set by the U.S. EPA. Elmaraghy reviewed those permits, one of his duties as the head of the surface water division.
In conversations with the companies, he explained that the federal agency would likely reject the proposals because they violated federal law and encouraged the companies to alter their permit applications so they would be approved.
The coal companies didn’t like Elmaraghy’s response and went straight to the governor’s office roughly three months ago, he said. The governor’s staff worked alongside the coal companies to craft a permit application that was more to their liking.
Then on Aug. 9, Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally told Elmaraghy that the governor’s office wanted Elmaraghy, a 39-year veteran of the agency, gone. He would either resign by Sept. 13 or be fired.
The 66-year-old, who had immigrated from Egypt to Ohio more than 40 years ago, reluctantly accepted that offer. He left his job for the last time last Friday.
In Elmaraghy’s mind, there seems only one explanation for what had happened: Kasich office’s demanded his removal because Elmaraghy wasn’t getting along with the coal industry. He repeatedly told TPM that nobody had ever mentioned problems with his job performance or told him what he had specifically done that led to his forced resignation.
Since Kasich began his gubernatorial campaign in 2009, Ohio coal interests have donated nearly
$1 million to statewide and legislative candidates, a Dispatch analysis of data from the secretary of state’s office found. That includes $130,000 for Kasich’s campaign.
[url=http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/09/15/u-s–policy-spurs-coals-epa-beef.html]http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/09/15/u-s–policy-spurs-coals-epa-beef.html[/url]September 18, 2013 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #413839
Kasich gutting the Ohio EPA for the coal industry
FTFYSeptember 18, 2013 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #413840
Kasich gutting the Ohio EPA for the coal industry
Or how about:
Kasich gutting the Ohio EPA for the coal industry!!!September 18, 2013 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #413841
Looks like Gov. Kasich really isn’t that concerned with jobs:September 27, 2013 12:15 am at 12:15 am #413842
Kasich Returns Campaign Funds From Indicted Contributor
Thursday September 26, 2013 4:50 PM
By Jim Heath
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich’s campaign has donated $22,395 to a mental health agency after a contributor to his 2010 campaign was indicted on federal charges of funneling cash to congressional campaigns.
Kasich’s campaign says they have delivered the check to the National Alliance for Mental Illness.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/09/26/ohio-kasich-returns-campaign-funds-from-indicted-contributor.htmlSeptember 27, 2013 12:22 am at 12:22 am #413843
Looks like Gov. Kasich really isn’t that concerned with jobs:
Just 40 percent are of a “battery-operated” nature, Cicchinelli said.
… well, at least southwestern Ohio is ready to survive off the grid …October 29, 2013 1:25 am at 1:25 am #413844November 2, 2013 1:58 am at 1:58 am #413845
FRIDAY, NOV 1, 2013 02:12 PM EDT
John Kasich’s redemption play: “Everyone on earth wants to talk to him”
BY JOAN WALSH
Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich is becoming a hero to moderates for blasting his party’s Dickensian contempt for the poor in an interview with the New York Times this week.
“I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor,” he told the Times. “That if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”
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