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PoliticsOhio
5:28 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

State Budget Sends Mixed News For Ohio Arts Council

In PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord spoke to Karen Kasler from Ohio Public Radio's Statehouse News Bureau. Kasler reported on a story this week on how the state budget is impacting the Ohio Arts Council. It received more money but there are strings attached to how that money can be used, and according to the OAC, that's unique in the state. Kasler breaks down what happened and the implications.

Politics
7:17 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Gov. Kasich Set to Name Nonprofit Job-Creation Panel

Governor John Kasich today is expected to announce the line-up of Ohio's new semi-private job creation panel.

JobsOhio will be charged with the economic growth role formerly played by the Ohio Department of Development. Proceeds from state liquor sales are being used as start-up money.

Spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle says a portion of the two-hour meeting will be devoted to Kasich appointing the board's nine members. Then the panel will get to work.

Kasich's jobs creation advisor Mark Kvamme is among those who could be named.

PoliticsOhio
5:38 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Voters May Decide On Federal Health Care Mandate In November

In this week's edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Bill Cohen with the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau. Cohen has been following both the referendum effort on Senate Bill 5 and the proposed constitutional amendment Tea Party groups are pushing to exempt Ohioans from the federal mandate in President Obama's health care law. Cohen gives the latest developments with a look to the future and compares the two efforts.

PoliticsOhio
5:37 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Kasich Signs Budget And Controversial Bills Into Law

In today's installment of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles from the Statehouse News Bureau. Ingles breaks down the reconciled version of the budget between Ohio's House and Senate and talks about the implications behind the new law allowing guns and bars and permitting oil and gas drilling at the state's parks. Also, Ingles and McCord discuss the latest in the abortion legislation being debated at the statehouse

PoliticsOhio
5:35 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Election Reform On The Minds Of Ohio Legislators

Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler in this edition of PoliticsOhio. Kasler explains the latest developments with election reform legislation in the Senate and how a more controversial bill is expected next week. Also, there's discussion over Secretary of State Husted's role in the collective bargaining debate.

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