COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday morning that will allow companies to test autonomous vehicles on all public roads in Ohio. Kasich, a Republican, said he hopes the move will zoom Ohio to the front of the pack in the autonomous vehicle industry, creating jobs and keeping college graduates in the state. He also believes the industry's promise that the vehicles will make roads safer - resulting in fewer traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities. To test on Ohio roads, a company would be required to register with the state, providing information on the vehicle and roadway intended for testing. The vehicle would have to meet certain safety standards and be capable of complying with Ohio traffic law. Each car must have a company employee behind the wheel who has a valid driver's license. The operators would have to monitor the vehicle at all times and report any accidents that occur. Kasich's order also allows driverless vehicles to be tested in Ohio. … [Read more...] about Gov. John Kasich signs executive order allowing autonomous vehicle testing on Ohio roads
Ohio governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich hinted that he may challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, stating "all my options are on the table." Many have urged the moderate Republican to run -- Kasich would bring some much-needed decency back into politics. But others think Kasich challenging Trump would be a terrible idea. It would only divide the Republican Party, and Kasich wouldn't stand a chance against Trump. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES Kasich has hinted at a possible 2020 run for a while now. When asked recently if he'd challenge Trump, Kasich said: "all my options are on the table." But for now, Kasich is focused on his last nine months as Ohio's governor. "What I know is that I want these next nine months to be a wonderful time in Ohio," Kasich said. While he repeatedly said he had "no clue" whether he'd run for president again, he added that "I would like to keep my voice out there." Kasich returned New Hampshire for the … [Read more...] about Should John Kasich challenge President Trump in 2020?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio primary: The wacky, bitter battle to replace Gov. John Kasich Thought nasty political battles were over after 2016? Ohio's race for governor will have you thinking again. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 7 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jessie Balmert, [email protected] Published 10:23 p.m. CT May 5, 2018 CLOSE Who wants to be Ohio's next governor? Many Ohio politicians are interested in the job. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 7 COMMENT EMAIL MORE COLUMBUS - Thought you had escaped the bitter political battles and … [Read more...] about Ohio primary: The wacky, bitter battle to replace Gov. John Kasich
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is calling on Gov. John Kasich to maintain funding for a Cuyahoga County program that serves youth with intensive mental health needs. Positive Education Program receives about $2.5 million a year through a Medicaid waiver to serve more than 800 youth in its Connections program. The program keeps youth dealing with debilitating mental illness in their homes and with their families, instead of more expensive hospitals or institutions, with the help of dedicated case managers and community partnerships. The Ohio Department of Medicaid has told PEP Connections the 27-year-old funding agreement will end June 30 as the department moves Medicaid-funded behavioral health care services over to private managed care organizations. Rep. Nickie Antonio, a Lakewood Democrat, and Sen. Dave Burke, a Marysville Republican, say the program is very cost effective for the state and its termination will leave many young people without alternative therapies … [Read more...] about Ohio lawmakers urge Gov. John Kasich to save PEP Connections program for at-risk youth
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday announced new rules he said will help prevent chronic pain patients from becoming addicted to prescription painkillers. The new rules for chronic pain do not set limits on what can be dispensed. The rules call for doctors to reevaluate patients' opioid use at periodic "checkpoints" when patients are increased larger doses of painkillers. Physicians will look for signs of opioid misuse when patents are upped to 50, 80 and 120 morphine equivalent doses per day. About 97,000 Ohio patients were prescribed more than 50 MED in 2017, according to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. For patients prescribed 80 morphine equivalent doses per day, physicians will have obtain a pain management agreement and consider prescribing naloxone, which is used to reverse overdoses. The new rules won't apply to hospice patients or those with terminal conditions, patients in inpatient settings or patients already being treated for chronic pain unless their dosages … [Read more...] about Gov. John Kasich proposes new opioid rules for chronic pain patients