During a press conference held in Columbus, Ohio on March 27, 2012, Gov. Kasich announced that the state would provide $2 million in funding to two separate research projects. From the $2 million provided, $1 million of this funding went towards childhood asthma research. On April 9, 2015, Gov. Kasich pledged an additional $1 million for a second round of collaborative research. Read more on the story in the Journal-News.