Archives: Jim Siegel

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

With new proposals to re-introduce Medicaid expansion, exempt the Masons from taxes, and ban “gateway sexual activity” education, there’s plenty for our Ohio Reporter Roundtable to talk about. This hour of All Sides we’ll take a close look at the issues in the news, and discuss everything from the Adena Pipe to nursing home quality control.

Wrap-up of Ohio Governor John Kasich’s State of the State Address

Last night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave his third State of the State address. What did you think? How did it go?

Discussion of the Governor’s Tax Proposal

Last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich released his budget proposal which includes tax cuts for small businesses and a lowering of the state income tax. On this hour, we’ll discuss the details of the proposal.

Pros and Cons of Ohio Issue 2/China in Political Campaigns

At issue on the November ballot is Ohio Issue 2: who decides which districts you live in, how they’re drawn and who will represent you. Then, the issue of China has been risen this year repeatedly in the debates and on the campaign trail. On the last segment, we’ll talk about the presence of China as a talking point in political campaigns.

Statehouse News Update

Over the last 18 months, the Republican controlled Ohio general assembly worked on a wide range of issues, from the 3rd grade reading guarantee to helping ex-offenders after prison. Governor John Kasich praised lawmakers last week for their efforts.

Statehouse News Update

The Ohio House has passed an exotic animal regulation bill in response to the Zanesville incident, Kasich’s third grade reading guarantee is still up for debate and much more is going on in Ohio politics. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll give you an update on Statehouse News.

Efforts to Ban Puppy Mills and Dog Auctions in Ohio/Open Forum

Puppy mills and dog auctions automatically receive a bad reputation because most consider their treatment of dogs inhumane.Two local initiatives are trying to put a stop to them both, but how? Then, what are the issues in the news? What’s going on? This segment of “All Sides” is dedicated to caller voices, so get your calls in early!

Update on Ohio Political News

Ohio has always been a battleground state. Ohio politics is covered by national news sources. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll discuss the upcoming primaries and other hot topics in Ohio politics.

Update on Ohio’s Redistricting/Mediation to Prevent Violence

In the first segment, will Ohio’s politicians ever come to a conclusion for Ohio’s Congressional districts? Then we talk to the people behind the documentary “The Interrupters,” the film that follows the preventative measures being taken in Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods to prevent street violence.

Impact of State Budget Cuts on School Funding

What will the impact of budget cuts to school-districts mean for education in Ohio?