Posts Tagged ‘John Kasich’

Ohio’s increasingly unpopular governor admits he doesn’t read newspapers, hates bad news

Posted on: November 28th, 2011 by David S. Lewis 4 Comments

In a speech delivered Monday at the Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio Gov. John Kasich reaffirmed his disdain for the press. “You should know, I don’t read newspapers in the state of Ohio,” he said. “Very rarely do I read a newspaper.” (more…)

Herman Cain: With SB5, Ohio GOP ‘may have tried to get too much’

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 by David S. Lewis No Comments

After spending at least a month “right in the corner of (Wis.) Gov. Scott Walker 100 percent,” Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain told Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel today that Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, a wide-ranging anti-collective-bargaining bill that was trounced at the polls on Tuesday, may have been an overreach.

“[M]aybe they tried to get too much and as a result it failed,” he told the Journal Sentinel.

Cain added that he believed public employees had the right to collective bargaining but not “collective hijacking.”

“… If [public-employee unions] have gotten so much for so many years and it’s going to bankrupt the state,” he told the newspaper’s editorial board.  “I don’t think that’s good. It appears that in some instances, they really don’t care.”

Wisconsin passed its own collective-bargaining reform law, drawing tens of thousands of protesters to the state’s Capitol and sparking a movement to recall Governor Scott Walker and several state legislators.  Unlike Ohio’s law, however, Wisconsin’s excluded public safety unions, such as firefighters and police, from the measures; Ohio’s law, spearheaded by Governor John Kasich, did not.

Cain told the Journal Sentinel Ohio lawmakers “may have tried to get too much in one bill.”

Cain, formerly the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., also fielded questions about President Obama’s handling of the Libyan civil war; he said he would have handled it differently at the planning level, but didn’t provide details of how.

Following SB5 vote, GOP and Dems begin decoding Ohio voters ahead of 2012

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 by David S. Lewis No Comments

After the rejection of Ohio’s union-busting law, Senate Bill 5, on Tuesday, Democrats and media alike are crowing the results as good news for 2012, while Republicans have wasted no time rolling out their next attack on unions in the state. (more…)

New Ohio law restricts access to judicial bypass of abortion notification

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments
Ohio, much like Florida, now has a law on the books making it more difficult for young women to access a bypass of the state’s parental notification for abortion law.

Accessible judicial bypass provisions provide young women with an effective way to bypass the law if they fear they will be abused or kicked out of their homes if a parent finds out they were seeking an abortion. (more…)

Election Day had both liberal and conservative victories

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Democrats and liberals can claim some significant victories in Ohio, Mississippi and elsewhere after the Nov. 8 elections, political watchers say, but the message overall was a mixed one as Republicans saw some victories as well. (more…)

Undeterred after SB5 defeat, Ohio conservative group pledges to put right-to-work measure on 2012 ballot

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Fresh off a resounding loss on a ballot measure that would have severely restricted the collective bargaining rights of Ohio’s public employees, conservatives are now trying to take on unionized employees in the private sector, too. (more…)

After SB5 defeat and budget that cuts funds to localities, Kasich warns against cities asking for state to ‘bail them out’

Posted on: November 9th, 2011 by David S. Lewis No Comments

After voters felled Ohio Governor John Kasich’s signature anti-collective-bargaining law yesterday, he responded with an assurance that the state wasn’t going to pony up any new cash to help struggling cities. (more…)

Ohio voters reject anti-collective-bargaining law

Posted on: November 9th, 2011 by David S. Lewis No Comments

Ohio voters dealt a withering blow to Governor John Kasich as 82 of 88 counties voted to repeal his signature legislation, an anti-collective-bargaining bill, through a citizens’ veto last night. (more…)