Archives: Chrissie Thompson

Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

This hour of Reporters Roundtable, we look at why Governor Kasich used a line-item veto to strike down proposed voting measures. We also discuss the thoughts of Ohio politicians on the Indiana “religious freedom” law, local actions of groups affiliated with the Koch brothers, and more.

Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

Governor John Kasich’s recent visits to South Carolina and New Hampshire reinforce the notion that he wants to be a presidential contender. The “Heartbeat” abortion bill passed in the House. Also, out-of-state college students might be required to register for a driver’s license to vote.

Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

Join us in this week’s hour of Reporter Roundtable for an in-depth look at what’s going on in the marijuana legalization process, non-citizens signing up to vote, Senator Portman’s signing of a letter sent by Republican senators to Iran’s government, and more.

Ohio Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

It seemed too good to be true–and it turned out it was. Columbus was passed over for the Democratic National Convention. In this week’s roundtable we talk about why Columbus was not chosen, as well as the tax quiz you might have to study up for to get your returns.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

In response to a Lake Erie algal bloom that left residents without drinkable tap water, the Ohio House is taking steps to reduce threats to the state’s waterways. We’ll talk about pending legislation and candidate promises this hour. We’ll also look at the race for the statehouse, and what unites and divides candidates for Ohio Secretary of State.

Implications of Ohio’s Abortion Restrictions

Last week a judge ruled that a Cincinnati area women’s clinic would have to stop providing access to surgical abortions. This leaves the Cincinnati area with one abortion provider; a total of 10 remain in the state. This hour we’ll hear from both sides on the practical implications of the latest restrictions to abortion in Ohio.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Last week jugglers and mimes greeted a group of screeners visiting Columbus to judge the city’s potential as the 2016 Democratic National Convention site. And though Governor Kasich holds a cash advantage over Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic challenger reports having more individual donors. We’ll get the latest on these stories and more, this hour.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Ed Fitzgerald, launched his first ad aimed at the working class last week. He said Governor Kasich’s tax cuts only help the wealthy, and “Ohio is meant for all of us.” We’ll discuss the governor’s race, the misconduct investigation into a chain of charter schools, and what LeBron James’ return means for Cleveland.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Cleveland was just announced as the host city of the 2016 RNC Convention, beating out Dallas for the bid. This hour, we’ll talk about what kind of boost Cleveland can expect, and what the choice means for the next presidential election. We’ll also discuss what’s on this November’s ballot, the race for Ohio’s governor, and more.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Several top Ohio politicians are fighting subpoenas to testify against “As Seen on TV” millionaire Ben Suarez, who’s accused of funneling campaign funds to Republican candidates. We’ll get the latest this hour. We’ll also discuss the Libertarian Party’s plan to host their convention in Columbus, failing third grade reading scores and more.