Ohio Democrats are struggling to diffuse the fallout from a 2014 lieutenant governor candidate's hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal and business liens without alienating key groups.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A long-time advocate for Ohio's poor says Gov. John Kasich's decision to expand Medicaid is only part of what's needed.
Athens County Job and Family Services Director Jack Frech says Kasich's two-year, $63.2 billion operating budget cuts $191 million in block grants for the needy and would result in additional families being removed from cash assistance and food stamp programs.
An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services spokesman says the budget is down because caseloads have declined. He said spending is up in other areas, including work-related assistance.
Frech says he's shared his concerns about the failings of Ohio's welfare system with lawmakers.
Nearly half of Ohio's poor children live in extreme poverty, and 20 percent of food stamp recipients have no cash income.
Gov. John Kasich defended his decision to turn to a legislative board to push through an expansion of Medicaid as the Ohio Supreme Court agreed Thursday to speed up its consideration of a lawsuit over the move.
Kasich is looking to get coverage for 275,000 more Ohioans, including 26,000 veterans.
The director of Ohio's Department of Job and Family Services has resigned from his cabinet position in Gov. John Kasich's administration.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich will donate to charity more than $22,000 he received in campaign contributions from a businessman being accused of allegedly skirting campaign finance laws.
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More than 50 activists and environment groups are urging the governor to answer questions about radioactive drilling wastes from Ohio and out of state.
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Gov. John Kasich came to Cleveland on Monday to say plans to link Interstate 490 with University Circle to finally move forward.