Friday, February 22, 2013
In his proposed budget Gov. John Kasich points to an increase in general revenue fund spending through fiscal year 2015. But school officials are skeptical.
Gov. John Kasich says that his proposed state budget, if passed, would increase the education funding above 2011 levels. In a bold statement, Kasich also noted that state funding for schools has gone up each year he’s been in office, according to a press release issued on Friday. However, that’s a claim that doesn't satisfy some local school officials. State budget and school officials told Patch that there would be no additional cuts moving forward, despite the loss of federal stimulus money. (See the attached press release at the right) “The governor was insistent that no district receive less dollars than they do today,” said Jim Lynch, the special advisor to the state director of the office of budget and management. In a press …
Wednesday, February 6, 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. …
Friday, February 1, 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 unveiled Thursday 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, October 11, 2012
After the Ohio governor made some changes to the pension system, Service Director Mike Miller decided it's time to retire.
Since Service Director Mike Miller graduated college, he's held a job in the public sector. Some changes in the pension system were made and Miller, 54, said it influenced him to decide to retire by the end of the year. Changes were made to the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System when Gov. John Kasich revised several bills Sept. 26. "They take effect just after the first of the year [Jan. 7, 2013] and it basically is in my best interest to retire now," said Miller. "A lot of it doesn't effect me too much since I'm already so close to retirement, but one of the main ones is the purchase of back time and how that effects your eligibility for health care." Miller has worked for the city of Stow for more than three years. He was promoted …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
"Neil Armstrong was an Ohioan that every Buckeye was proud of," said Mayor Sara Drew.
Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died at the age of 82 on Aug. 25, 2012. State of Ohio Executive Department Office of the Governor, Columbus WHEREAS, Ohio, and the rest ofthe World, lost a true American hero on August 25, 2012 with the passing of Neil Armstrong; and WHEREAS, Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the piace Where he developed his love for flying by taking flying lessons at the county airport - Where at just 15 years old, before he had a driver’s license, Armstrong earned his flight eertiñcate; and WHEREAS, Armstrong was a decorated naval aviator, receiving the Air Medal for combat missions, a Gold Star, and the Korean Service Medal and Engagement Stal'I all before leaving active duty …
Friday, June 1, 2012
What do you think of the new law? Is it a good or bad thing for Ohio's drivers?
Updated at 2:03 p.m. June 1: 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. ——————————— Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill today that will ban reading, writing an sending texts while driving, reports NewsNet5.com. For adults, texting while driving would be a secondary offense. Teen drivers, however, could be pulled over 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:
The governor says the budget is balanced without having to raise taxes.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The governor was the keynote speaker during the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce luncheon March 20.
Gov. John Kasich spoke to a crowd of 160 business men and women at the Silver Lake Country Club March 20 and touched on a few state topics including education, job creation, the state budget, renewable energy, the state's new Moody's rating, infrastructure and more. Stow Patch has video of the entire speech at the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, but because Gov. Kasich spoke for about 40 minutes, Patch wants to know what topics you're most interested in and the video can be catered to those topics.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Ohio governor is scheduled to be the speaker at the next chamber meeting.
In three days, 160 reservations for the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce luncheon March 20, where Gov. John Kasich is the keynote speaker, were booked. There is a waiting list however. Those who are still interested in attending, may be put on a waiting list. If there are any cancelations, you still might have a chance to go. There is no walk-in space that day. To be put on the waiting list, email email@example.com or call 330-688-1579. Stow Patch will be there March 20 — look for coverage after the event.