Ohio governor, leaders to discuss 2014 priorities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — 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 (HYOO'-sted).

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 (meh-DY'-nuh).

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.

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