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Ohio Gov. Kasich stays away from a tough antiabortion bill
He says it's lawmakers' business, not his
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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The so-called "Heartbeat Bill" is dead in this session of the Legislature, according to Republican Senate president Tom Niehaus (NEE-house).

Its backers are not giving up, and are hoping for a last-minute maneuver to get it to the Senate floor before the end of the year. But one supporter of restrictions on abortion who is refusing to get involved is Gov. John Kasich --  as he told Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler.

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 “I let the Legislature do its job and then I respond.  … I don’t get in the middle of legislative activity,” Kasich said. He acknowledged he defines himself as anti abortion, but reiterated, “Let the Legislature act, it’s seldom that we do and we like to keep it that way.” 

But Kasich has been vocal in his desire to see certain bills pass, including a change in school report cards to an A through F rating system and a change in tax laws governing  banks . And  he's said for months that he wants lawmakers to allow for an increase in the severance tax on oil and gas drilling to fund a cut in the state income tax.

 

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Thanks for laying out all the facts in this article, Karen Kasler. It's good journalism to point out when a politician says something that is plainly contradicted by the evidence.


Posted by: Lauren Michelle Kinsey (Columbus) on December 5, 2012 8:12AM
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