Former Democratic Congressman Tony Hall was in Dayton today to promote awareness for the hungry. He's been fasting for 18 days, drinking water and some juice and he plans to continue the fast until the end of next week. Hall said he's fasting for three reasons. One is to remind Americans about the hunger issues in the country and to urge people to action, or what he calls a circle of protection. The third reason was political.
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.
In PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Daily News' Ellen Belcher. In their conversation, they talk about the appointment of James Leftwich from the Dayton Development Coalition to the Governor's JobsOhio plan. Also, they discuss a new bill proposed to require voters to show a government photo ID when they go to polls and how the Governor Kasich's budget will affect local government.
In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen to discuss the major thrust of Kasich's proposed budget and what implications it has to local government, schools, and Kasich's popularity in the state.
This week, WYSO is airing an interview in three parts with Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell. Emily McCord spoke with him on Friday, March 11, before Governor Kasich released his budget, but in today's final installment, she did ask him what his thoughts were regarding the collective bargaining legislation that's moving through the house and senate.