Kasich to visit Cincinnati Thursday

Ohio Governor John Kasich will be in Cincinnati Thursday, talking about the $56 billion budget he signed last week.

The governor will be at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber Offices downtown at the Carew Tower at 4 p.m.

The 3,262-page budget Kasich signed last week privatizes five state prisons, overhauls Medicaid, bans most abortions in public hospitals, and ties teachers' pay more closely to student achievement.

So far, the governor, a former congressman and Lehman brothers executive, has established himself as a "get things done" governor.  He closed an $8 billion budget gap in this year's budget.

His opponents argue it was accomplished through deep cuts in spending on schools and local governments.

Before coming to Cincinnati, Kasich is stopping in Fayette County to hold a roundtable discussing the elimination of the death tax with farmers and small business leaders.

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