Governor Kasich To Give State Of The State Speech

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Updated Mon, Feb 24, 2014 6:34 pm
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Ohio Governor John Kasich

UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Several dozen people in Ohio are demonstrating against the governor's policies as he prepares to deliver his State of the State address.

Protesters gripped signs Monday along a sidewalk near the site of Gov. John Kasich's speech at the Performing Arts Center in Medina.

Jamie Fant, of Dayton, a retired corrections officer, says he believes Kasich has not done enough for the working-class people of the state.

Fant said Kasich's tax cuts have favored wealthier individuals.

Kasich is expected to emphasize Ohio's recent gains in private-sector jobs and lay out his latest ideas for benefiting the state's economy.

The first-term governor has said he'll work to further reduce Ohio's income tax rate, a goal set out in his 2010 campaign.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich is preparing to deliver a State of the State speech that is expected to emphasize recent gains in private-sector jobs and lay out the Republican's latest ideas for benefiting the state's economy.

Education is likely to be a key theme in Monday's speech at the Performing Arts Center in Medina.

The first-term governor has said he believes students need access to vocational options perhaps as early as 7th grade. He's also hinted public schools should be partially "deregulated" to give educators more flexibility to prevent students from lagging.

Kasich has said he'll work to further reduce Ohio's income tax rate, a goal set out in his 2010 campaign.

His Democratic 2014 rival says Kasich's policies have not benefited Ohio's schools or the overall economy.

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