State budget Kasich Warns Upcoming Recession, But Report From His Office On Tax Revenue Has Different View By Karen Kasler • Dec 7, 2016 Karen Kasler Gov. John Kasich made a surprise appearance on the floor of the Ohio House yesterday, to tell lawmakers to expect a tough budget because Ohio is on “the verge of a recession”. But a report from his budget office doesn’t back up that claim. Kasich Says Lower Tax Revenues Mean "Tight" Budget Is Coming, But No Tax Hikes By Karen Kasler • Dec 1, 2016 ODOT Gov. John Kasich is following up on the cautionary statements his budget director has made about challenges coming in the next budget. Mayors Of Ohio's 30 Largest Cities Form Alliance To Lobby State Lawmakers By Karen Kasler • Nov 18, 2016 Karen Kasler Mayors from Ohio’s 30 largest cities have formed a coalition to discuss state policy and lobby lawmakers about the issues their communities are facing. Tax Cuts, Challenges Part Of Upcoming State Budget By Karen Kasler • Oct 28, 2016 OGT/Ohio Channel State agencies are already looking past this election and months ahead – to the upcoming budget process. Bill Requiring Lawmakers Review Whether State Agencies Are Needed Passes Senate By Karen Kasler • Sep 28, 2016 Statehouse News Bureau A bill requiring lawmakers review the need for state commissions, boards and state agencies passed the Senate along party lines today – with Republicans pushing it and Democrats pushing back. August Tax Revenue Down By "Surprising" Amount; Budget Director Cautious But Not Worried By Karen Kasler • Sep 12, 2016 Karen Kasler The money the state brought in from taxes was down last month, and that has officials saying they’ll be watching the next few months very carefully.