John Kasich

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Saying he’s frustrated with federal inaction on immigration, Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order that he says will assist legal immigrants in getting work, finding help and integrating into Ohio.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich had a message for both his fellow Republican and the Democrat who were winners in yesterday’s primary for governor. 

Kasich has less than eight months left in office, and said he’s concerned about two of his legacy acts.

Kasich signing a paper
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Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order opening up any public road around the state for testing for driverless vehicles. 

The governor’s order permits autonomous vehicle testing on any public road, but companies must register with the state’s DriveOhio initiative. Communities may participate by signing up, too. Kasich says he’s talked to at least one mayor who’s excited and wants this to be a truly statewide effort.

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Gov. John Kasich has been urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would put a red-flag law in place to prevent people deemed dangerous by a court from buying guns. It would also ban bump stock attachments for guns and make other reforms. But despite the Republican governor's support, it appears it won’t be easy to get it passed through the GOP-dominated Legislature.

Planned Parenthood advocates holding signs
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A federal appeals court has unanimously upheld a decision that says a state law defunding Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional. 

The law has been on hold since abortion rights advocates sued two years ago. It would allow the Ohio Department of Health to strip $1.5 million in tax funding from Planned Parenthood.

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