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Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Governor Kasich released his first TV ad last week and President Clinton is headed to Ohio in June to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald. We’ll discuss if it’s the boost he needs, and more about the latest state news.

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On this reporter roundtable, we’ll be discussing the flurry of activity surrounding same-sex marriage in Ohio, as well as the controversy over a green energy bill affecting businesses. We’ll also get the latest on the gubernatorial race and learn about a death penalty task force that would alter the state’s implementation of capital punishment.

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