In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with the Dayton Daily News' Ellen Belcher to discuss how Kasich's deal with casino operators brings the potential for video lottery terminals to Dayton but critics from the left and the right are coming out against it. Belcher explains why and what the future holds for the games in the state.
Ohio will get an additional $110-million thanks to a deal reached between Governor John Kasich and casino operator Rock Ohio Caesars. In exchange ROC will only pay Ohio's commercial activity tax on what people wager, minus winnings. Rock CEO Dan Gilbert calls the deal fair and reliable.
Gilbert says the size and scope of the Cincinnati casino isn't changing. He expects to open in spring 2013. Governor Kasich says Ohio needed a comprehensive gaming plan.
Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler joins Emily McCord for this week's PoliticsOhio. She details the House plan to get rid of the estate tax and what impact that will have on local governments, and their changes to school funding.
Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles for this week's PoliticsOhio. Democrats say the Governor's office isn't providing them with information they need on school funding cuts. The Governor says it's available. Ingles and McCord discuss the discrepancy.
In PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord speaks to regular contributor Karen Kasler from the Ohio Statehouse. Kasler spoke to lawmakers with opposing views on Governor Kasich's proposed budget and she shares their thoughts with McCord. Also, they discuss new abortion legislation introduced by a lawmaker from Kettering and what's next regarding the bill that limits collective bargaining rights in the state.