Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry took sides Tuesday in the ongoing battle over organized labor in Ohio, coming down forcefully on the side of Republicans who want to drastically limit the collective bargaining ability of public sector unions.
The Republican presidential contender made a point of weighing in on the issue after his rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, visited Ohio and left questions about his position on an upcoming ballot measure that would overturn the anti-union legislation.
Terrace Park, Ohio (CNN) -Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stepped into the middle of the charged battle over organized labor in Ohio on Tuesday, but he avoided weighing in on the contentious legislation that would dramatically limit the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions.
The former Massachusetts governor visited an Ohio Republican Party phone bank in the suburbs of Cincinnati, where GOP volunteers were contacting voters about two hot-button measures that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Ohio Gov. John Kasich passed along what they saw as lessons from the Midwest Saturday during their weekly addresses.
The president taped his weekly address from Alpha, Illinois-a town he visited during a three-day bus tour through the region used to engage small town citizens in dialogue about jobs and the economy.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama has played more than 60 rounds of golf during the first half of his term, but the match he’s set to play Saturday just might carry the highest stakes.
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That’s when the president will tee up with House Speaker John Boehner, another avid golfer, amidst what appears to be a stalemate between the White House and Republicans on the Hill over the issue of raising the debt ceiling. Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will round out the foursome.FULL STORY
(CNN) – In a declaration laden with veiled jabs at NBA all star LeBron James, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday declared the Dallas Mavericks honorary Ohioans.
The move came less than 24 hours after the Mavericks defeated James and the Miami Heat in game six of the NBA Finals to win their first ever NBA championship.
Washington (CNN) -– The highly anticipated ‘golf summit’ between political rivals has found its fourth player: Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich will join President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and Vice President Joe Biden on the links June 18.
Boehner tweeted Friday, “Joining POTUS and VPOTUS for golf on June 18; the 4th will be Gov. @JohnKasich. #nomulligans”
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - In their bruising fight over collective-bargaining rights with Ohio's governor, police and firefighter unions have put their battle cry on a bumper sticker, "Help the Middle Class, Ticket Kasich."
The one-liner is a reference to a 3-year-old routine traffic stop that Gov. John Kasich would rather forget.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A new poll suggests that Ohio Gov. John Kasich's new budget and his push to try and limit the collective bargaining rights of some public sector union workers are not sitting well with many Buckeye state voters.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 46 percent of registered voters in Ohio disapprove of the job the new Republican governor's doing, with three in ten approving of how Kasich's handling his duties and nearly a quarter unsure. The survey indicates that by a 53 to 36 percent margin, Ohioans say the governor's budget is unfair. The budget aims to close the state's projected $8 billion deficit by cutting spending but not raising taxes.
Washington (CNN) - The battle over union rights in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana has dramatically shifted the budget debate from Capitol Hill to the states, almost overshadowing the threat of a government shutdown in Washington next week.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker garnered national attention as one of a handful of Republican governors emboldened by the midterm elections who now are trying to enact ambitious but controversial cost-cutting measures.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected $432 million in highly-touted funding from the Obama administration for an Orlando to Tampa high-speed rail Wednesday. Slamming government for becoming "addicted to spending," Scott listed three reasons why accepting the federal funds would amount to a "recipe for disaster."
In a statement, Scott said "I was elected to get Floridians back to work and to change the way government does business in our state."