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Statehouse News Panel Roundtable

Sep 6, 2011

Join us this hour on All Sides as we discuss news in the statehouse, and around the state. Guests:

  • Julie Carr Smyth, AP Statehouse Correspondent
  • Bill Cohen, Correspondent, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
  • William Hershey, Columbus Bureau Correspondent, Dayton Daily News

At 7:56 p.m. last Thursday, Gov. John Kasich’s signature put Ohio’s new two-year budget into effect. This $55.8 billion dollar spending plan, that passed without a single Democratic vote, is considered a “game changer,â€? for Ohio. Some agree with Kasich’s final budget product, and commend his ability to close the deficit without raising taxes. Others strongly oppose his move to cut funding from various entities, such as local governments and schools.

10:00 - We'll discuss the latest news from the Statehouse, unions, liquor laws, Bob Evans, and more. 10:40 - Rain, rain, go away… This may be one of the soggiest Aprils on record in Columbus and throughout the state of Ohio. Will this weather continue and will the May flowers come eventually? Guests:

Special open forum to discuss Governor John Kasich's proposed budget, with Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler. Link: Ohio News Network - In his budget introduction, Kasich outlined his plan which he said would focus on:

Analysis and Opinion About Senate Bill 5

Mar 3, 2011

The GOP-controlled Ohio Senate voted 17-16 in favor of Senate Bill 5 (SB5), legislation that would restrict collective bargaining rights for 360,000 teachers, police, firefighters, prison guards, and other public workers statewide.

The Year in Politics

Jan 7, 2011

As Ohio politics take a dramatic turn with a Republican Governor and Republican majority in the Ohio General Assembly, a look back at 2010 and look forward to the new year, with Ohio Public Radio Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler, Columbus Dispatch Senior Editor Joe Hallett, and Cleveland Plain Dealer Columbus Bureau Chief Reginald Fields.

Ohio Politics Update

Dec 14, 2009

The latest in Ohio politics, with Ohio Public Radio statehouse news bureau correspondent Bill Cohen, Columbus Dispatch public affairs reporter Jim Siegel and Associated Press statehouse correspondent Julie Carr Smyth.

Ohio Politics

Nov 17, 2009

Ohio politics in the news, with Columbus Dispatch Public Affairs Reporter Mark Niquette, Dayton Daily News Statehouse Reporter Laura Bischoff, and Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler.

Ohio Budget Shortfall

Oct 7, 2009

Ohio’s $800 million budget shortfall and governor Ted Strickland’s proposal to freeze a scheduled tax cut, with Ohio Public Radio Statehouse news reporters Bill Cohen, Cathy Candisky and Bill Hershey.