Kasich Announces Gun Law Changes, And Joe Schiavoni Outlines His Campaign For Governor
It’s been just over two weeks since 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day. Not long afterward, Gov. John Kasich made some very public moves on gun regulations – calling for changes on national TV, altering his campaign website and talking up the private meetings he’s been having on possible gun law reforms. This week – he unveiled the work of the until now mostly unnamed members of the panel – almost all of them Republican former state lawmakers. It’s likely Kasich will talk about his proposal in his final State of the State speech next week – which will be carried on many Ohio public radio and television stations. And it also may come up in the debate among the four major Democratic candidates for governor on Wednesday in Toledo.
Security has been a major concern for teachers and school staff, parents and students, with shootings and recent threats to schools barrelling their way into the race to be the state’s top cop. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on that.
The issue of school security and guns continues to dominate the race for governor, but it's one of several issues those candidates are dealing with. Our series of conversations with the major candidates for governor who will be on the primary ballot continues this week with Democratic Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman).