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Nov 25, 2019
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The Ohio House has approved a bill that in the spirit of free expression would extend to religious expression in assignments, prayer, artwork and clothing in public schools. 

Critics say the bill could require teachers to give credit for inaccurate answers that are part of a student’s religious beliefs. They say that the U.S. Constitution and state law already protect religious expression in schools.

Today on the All Sides with Ann Fisher Weekly Reporter Roundtable: religious expression in Ohio’s public schools, and more. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 28, 2019
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A federal judge has denied nuclear bailout opponents more time to collect petition signatures for a referendum to overturn the law.

U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus said his court does not have jurisdiction and instead asked the state supreme court for its opinion.

Today on the Weekly Reporter Roundtable on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the nuclear bailout law and more.

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Reporter Roundtable

Mar 18, 2019
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Governor Mike DeWine's proposed executive budget was unveiled last week.

The spending plan doesn't raise taxes or include any tax cuts. But DeWine did put an emphasis on children's issues and proposes nearly doubling state funding for family and children services.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the Governor's budget plan and more on our weekly Reporter Roundtable.

Reporter Roundtable

Feb 11, 2019
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Two Ohio lawmakers are pushing to get tampons and diapers exempt from sales tax.

In the state, pharmaceutical drugs, medical equipment and insulin aren’t charged sales tax. The bipartisan bill, if passed, would make Ohio the 15th state to exempt menstrual products.

Today on All Sides, Ohio politics, pharmacy middlemen, and medical marijuana.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Feb 4, 2019
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Sherrod Brown accused President Donald Trump of being a racist this weekend during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The democratic Senator made the remarks in the midst of his “Dignity of Work” tour of four early primary states as he considers a presidential run. Today on All Sides, we discuss Brown’s remarks and more on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Nov 26, 2018
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A new state auditor’s report reveals the Ohio Department of Education didn’t have malicious intent when scrubbing data about online charter schools.

Three years ago, the then-superintendent intentionally left “F” grades off performance evaluations.

While the auditor’s report didn’t find malice, it did find mismanagement in the Ohio Department of Education that led to this lack of oversight.

Reporter Roundtable

Nov 19, 2018

Republicans mostly sweeped Ohio’s midterm elections, but by narrower margins than in recent years, which suggests that although the blue wave didn’t manifest here, there was a ripple.

Today on All Sides Weekly Reporter Roundtable we consider the numbers and look ahead.

National Midterm Elections

Nov 5, 2018
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Voters decide midterm elections tomorrow.  

 

Democrats and Republicans are fighting for control of both congress and statehouses across the country not to mention key executive elective offices that play a role in how legislative and congressional districts are drawn.

 

In 2016, Ohio went for Donald Trump by a comfortable eight-plus percentage points. But two years later, polls suggest that most statewide races in Ohio are too close to call.

 

Reporter Roundtable

Nov 5, 2018
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Tomorrow is Election Day. Both parties have focused their efforts on getting out the vote.

President Trump has been zig zagging across the country over the weekend to bolster turnout for mostly congressional candidates in tight races. Today, he lands briefly in Cleveland to support, among others, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine in his tight race against Democrat Richard Cordray.

Coming up on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable, we talk about the last minute politics of a critical midterm election.​

​Find voting information: MyOhioVote.com 

Reporter Roundtable

Oct 22, 2018
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Republican Representative and Senate candidate Jim Renacci is trying to close the substantial statistical gap between him and his Democratic candidate Sherrod Brown.

Most recently, Renacci has gone after Brown for unsubstantiated claims of assault.

With the midterm elections only two weeks away, candidates are hitting the road and trying to get voters out to the polls.

Today on All Sides Reporter Roundtable, where the candidates stand two weeks out from the midterms.

Guests

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 15, 2018
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A federal judge ruled last week that notification forms sent to Ohio voters to remove inactive voters from its rolls are compliant with federal law.

The ruling dealt another blow to the groups suing Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted over claims all inactive voters the state deleted from its rolls from 1995 through 2016 were removed unlawfully.

Today on All Sides, that and more in Ohio politics on our weekly Reporter Roundtable.

Guests

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 8, 2018

Ohio votes get one more chance to see and hear the major-party gubernatorial candidates debate before the November elections.

 

Tonight will be the third and final debate between Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray. Both candidates are still looking to distance themselves in what’s been a neck-and-neck race.

Today on All Sides, the Ohio gubernatorial race, fallout from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanagh’s confirmation, and more.

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 17, 2018

Former President Barack Obama campaigned for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray.

Cordray served in the Obama administration as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

During his speech, Obama took shots at Republican leaders in Washington D.C., calling the nation's political system broken. 

“The Republicans won the House, they won the Senate. They’re still mad,” he said. “Which is interesting. So just remember when you hear about these folks bragging about this economic period, just remember when it started.”

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 10, 2018
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Ohio voters get three chances to see and hear the major-party gubernatorial candidates debate before the November elections. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray square off once in September and twice in October.

It’s been a long time.

We’re also talking about campaign funding, with Democrat Danny O’Connor reportedly raising 10 times as much as Republican Troy Balderson in their campaigns for the 12th congressional district race.

All that and more today on our weekly Reporter Roundtable. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Aug 27, 2018
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President Donald Trump returned to Ohio this weekend to appear at the Ohio Republican Party State dinner.

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