COLUMBUS: Ohio’s top leaders are expected to discuss their policy and political plans for the year at a legislative preview session for journalists, organized by the Associated Press.
Many of the participants in the Thursday forum are up for re-election this fall, including Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). Others include Auditor Dave Yost, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted.
The event comes ahead of the governor’s annual State of the State address, which is scheduled for Feb. 24. Kasich, a Republican, has decided to deliver the policy speech from Medina.
The governor is likely to send the General Assembly a mid-year budget review proposal this year. Republican and Democratic legislative leaders planned to share their thoughts on what lies ahead for them at the Statehouse.