State of the State

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, March 27: 

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

In his State of the State speech, Governor Mike DeWine said he will have a team of cabinet members dedicated to dealing with public health including opioid abuse, mental health services and the health of families. That idea is getting good reviews right now.

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TY GREENLEES / DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, March 6:

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The theme of Gov. Mike DeWine’s first State of the State address was building for the future. 

After seven years of former Gov. John Kasich moving his State of the State speech throughout Ohio, Mike DeWine brought his first one back to the Statehouse, where he talked about his basic philosophy.

“I take the world as I find it and do everything I can to make it better. And through the budget we will propose, we just want to make lives better for all Ohio families.”  

That was one of several times when all lawmakers, regardless of party affiliation, rose in applause.

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OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Among the issues Governor Mike DeWine addressed in his state of the state address Tuesday were infant mortality and funding for children’s services. Both are concerns in Akron. WKSU spoke with Akron lawmaker Emilia Sykes.

Sykes liked the tone of the Governor’s address. She welcomed the attention he gave to issues affecting the city including a high infant mortality rate and an overburdened Children’s Services agency. It’s seen an increase in need because of the opiate epidemic. Sykes is hopeful when the Governor’s budget comes out, it will include specifics.

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ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

The date for Gov. Mike DeWine’s State of the State address is official. And he’ll bring it back to the capitol. 

DeWine’s address will take place in the Ohio House chamber March 5 at noon. 

The State of the State is moving back to a daytime event after being an evening address for the last six years, and is returning to the Statehouse, its traditional location, after being moved away for the first time in 2012. 

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

On Monday, incoming Gov. Mike DeWine will bring a public inauguration back inside the Statehouse for the first time in 52 years, since Gov. Jim Rhodes took the oath of office in the Rotunda in 1967. He also may bring back another tradition to the state capital.

In 2011, Gov. John Kasich delivered his first State of the State speech to a joint session of the House and Senate where it typically had been done – in the House chamber. But union protestors disrupted the speech several times, so he took the next seven speeches to communities around the state.

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.

IDEASTREAM

Gov. John Kasich gave his final State of the State speech last night, at Otterbein University in his hometown of Westerville. He didn’t unveil any new programs but he did talk about values.

Kasich’s State of the State speech was political potpourri. He didn’t talk about any one subject for more than a few minutes. He quoted philosophers and theologians from Plato to Martin Luther. He talked about secular humanism and religion and its role in his life. He was reflective.

WIKIMEDIA

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, March 6:

Kasich at the 2017 State of the State
YOUTUBE

Gov. John Kasich is preparing to deliver his final State of the State address in his hometown of Westerville Tuesday night. The governor’s speech is expected to cover more than just policy for his last year in office.

Kasich has been laying the groundwork for a few major policy issues to detail in his speech at Otterbein University. Among those are what he sees as common-sense gun regulation, a revamp to the state’s education system, and job growth.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Feb. 6:

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YOUTUBE

Gov. John Kasich has delivered his last six State of the State speeches in cities around Ohio – and not in the Statehouse. He now says he wants to give his final address to a joint session of the General Assembly March 6 in Westerville, 15 miles north of the Capitol. 

Some legislators have been concerned about the move of the annual address.

photo of Kasich's 2016 State of the State speech
DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Gov. John Kasich has made a rare move regarding his last State of the State speech. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports he’s already picked the date and location months before it’ll happen.

Kasich has written to state lawmakers with the surprisingly early announcement that he wants to deliver his final State of the State speech on the evening of March 6 in central Ohio. But it won't be in the Statehouse. Instead, he’s chosen the campus of Otterbein University in his adopted hometown of Westerville, where he launched his campaign for governor in 2009.

STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, December 19:

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The part of Gov. John Kasich’s budget that would have required teachers to spend time shadowing business leaders in order to renew their licenses has been scrapped.

Kasich has been adamant about his plan, pushing it in his State of the State speech earlier this month.

“I want to make sure that our teachers, when they go for their re-license, that they spend a few days working in a business, learning about the work force needs of a community.”

Kasich at the 2017 State of the State
YOUTUBE

Gov. John Kasich made a little news with his State of the State speech in Sandusky last night.
 

CLICK HERE for a complete text of Gov. John Kasich's speech.

Facing a huge and deadly opioid crisis that’s killing an average of eight people a day in Ohio, Kasich proposed some new money toward the battle from a fund dedicated to high tech.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Gov. John Kasich is taking the state government on the road to Sandusky for his annual State of the State speech. The city that sits on the coast of Lake Erie is preparing to tell Kasich and other leaders what they need to know about their town. There are many stories to tell, with one common thread.

Lacy Hamilton walks into Better Half Diner, a local Sandusky spot, and sits down at a table with a cup of coffee and the daily newspaper.

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

As Gov. John Kasich prepares to deliver his State of the State address, a coalition of union and community groups is pointing out ways that Ohio is trailing the rest of the nation.

One Ohio Now says data it compiled from several sources shows Ohio ranks near the bottom nationwide in infant mortality, hunger, and the gender wage gap.

The group blames a series of tax cuts and shifts that leaves Ohio with less money.

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SHUTTERSTOCK

Ohio’s state government is reaching outside Columbus as Gov. John Kasich prepares to deliver his annual State of the State speech tomorrow in Sandusky.

This is the sixth time Kasich has moved the governor’s State of the State speech out of Columbus. The administration says it's a way of bringing state government to the people.

John Kasich in New Hampshire
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It's not quite Powerball, but Gov. John Kasich’s office is offering up seats to his State of the State speech next months through a lottery. 

The governor’s speech is intended for 99 House members and 33 Senators, but the venues he’s chosen holds many more people than that.

John Kasich in New Hampshire
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Gov. John Kasich has decided where he wants to deliver his seventh annual address to the Legislature. 

At a forum for reporters last month, Kasich paused when asked by a journalist from Sandusky about a standing invitation to bring his State of the State there.

“With all the other issues on your plate, have you had time to pencil that in yet or at least think about it?”

“I can’t really comment on all that.”

John Kasich in New Hampshire
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Gov. John Kasich delivers his sixth State of the State speech Wednesday in Marietta – the fifth time he’s taken the annual address to state lawmakers on the road to a different Ohio city. But this time, something will be different. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

This speech will be different because Gov. Kasich is now also presidential candidate Kasich.

John Kasich delivers his State of the State speech in 2012
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

We now know Gov. John Kasich will be back in Ohio for at least one day in April – regardless of how his presidential campaign is going. 

Gov. Kasich’s sixth State of the State speech will be on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the People’s Bank Theatre in Marietta, which the governor’s office notes was “Ohio’s First City."