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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is stressing the need to cut Ohioans' taxes while maintaining that money does not buy happiness.

The first-term Republican made the comments Thursday in wide-ranging remarks at the Ohio Newspaper Association's convention in Columbus.

Kasich, who is up for re-election in November, said that reducing taxes was not just "some campaign deal."

He said any tax cuts had to be a balance of achieving economic growth and ensuring the state has what it needs to function.

The governor emphasized that he didn't see anything wrong with accumulating wealth, but he said he firmly opposes materialism.

Kasich also told the industry group that he is writing another book. And the former Fox News commentator says he would eventually like to return to the media.

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