John Kasich's file:
Kasich

Republican from Ohio

John Kasich is the governor of Ohio. A former congressman, he defeated Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in the general election Nov. 2, 2010. He was sworn into office Jan. 11, 2011.

Recent statements involving John Kasich

Says Gov. John Kasich implied that a portion of workers’ compensation rebates to employers "should be directed back to him in the form of campaign cash."

"Ohioans want an end to pay-to-play politics."

"Right now, Texas doesn’t have an income tax and Oklahoma’s lowering their income tax rates, and guess what their severance tax is? Sky high."

Says that his transportation budget and Ohio Turnpike plan "would make sure we have lower tolls than we’ve had through the history of the turnpike."

"Under Gov. Kasich, Ohio wages have increased by $10.3 billion."

Recent stories featuring John Kasich

A roundup of ratings on eve of National Governors Association meeting:

Chief executives of the states will discuss a variety of issues at the National Governors Association convention, which is set for Aug. 2 to 4, 2013, in Milwaukee.

We welcome them to Wisconsin with a roundup of recent gubernatorial Truth-O-Meter items produced by PolitiFact Wisconsin, as well as by our PolitiFact siblings in nine other states and at PolitiFact National.

Was Ohio runner up in the Sears derby?:

Ohio and several other states all were in the bidding to try to coax Sears to move its headquarters.

But when PolitiFact Ohio tried to nail down a claim that the Buckeye State was runner up to Illinois, we found the answers elusive.

Location, location, location a favorite for 2011:

Location is commonly cited as the most important consideration in buying real estate, and geographic location was the reason that Cleveland once was tagged as being -- or occupying -- "the best location in the nation."

Gov. John Kasich put  a new spin on that pitch to help sell Ohio. His claim became one of our favorites of 2011.

Governor's health benefits claim a favorite from 2011:

No issue dominated Ohio headlines in 2011 more than the efforts to rein in collective bargaining rights for public employees.

A claim by Gov. John Kasich put focus on a key point in the debate. We picked it as one of our favorites of the year.

Kasich making progress on some campaign promises:

The Kasich-O-Meter tracks Gov. John Kasich's performance toward fulfilling pledges he made on the campaign trail.

We identified 21 specific promises he repeated several times, most of which deal with taxes, the state budget and education.

Here's some recent  updates.

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