Archives: Karen Kasler

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.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

There’s nothing dull about Ohio’s political scene this August. Join our reporter roundtable today for a discussion of the various issues affecting the Buckeye State.

Surviving Political Scandal

Scandal! It’s one of the juiciest words in the English language, especially during election season. While some politicians see scandals that take down their careers entirely, others seem to come stronger out the other side. This hour we’ll take a look at what makes a scandal, what makes it stick.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald recently unveiled an energy plan, including a stand against an oil and gas severance tax increase. Democrats could benefit from an emerging voting bloc of unmarried women, but it’s unclear what that will mean in November. We’ll get the latest on the race to the statehouse, and more Ohio news.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a suit challenging JobsOhio has no legal standing. This hour, we’ll discuss what this means for the future of other groups challenging state laws. We’ll also take a look at a federal judge’s order that Ohio set early voting hours, and examine Eric Cantor’s defeat and it’s implications for the Buckeye State.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

On this pre-primary day edition of our Ohio Reporter Roundtable, we’ll take a look at who’s poised for victory and defeat. John Boehner is facing a spirited opponent from the Tea Party, Governor Kasich is not, and the zoo levy’s chances look slim. We’ll also get updates on lethal injection drugs and the state’s same-sex marriage cases.

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.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

This hour, our panel of reporters discuss the latest Ohio news. Medicaid has 50,000 new enrollees; the Ohio Senate is considering a measure requiring all doctors to use a prescription reporting system; and the House Speaker has his doubts about the governor’s fracking tax hike. We’ll talk about those stories and more.

Tax Cuts – and Increases – for the Buckeye State

Governor Kasich has proposed a number of tax-related measures including a state income tax cut to get the top rate below 5%, and an increase in the business tax. This hour we’ll talk about the effects of these proposals on Ohioans of all income levels, and examine the chances the proposals have in the general assembly.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Ohio lawmakers vow to close loopholes to protect whistle blowers; fracking companies are up in arms about a new proposed severance tax; John Kasich wants to reduce the income tax to below 4 percent. In this hour’s roundtable, we’ll talk about what’s happening at the capitol and beyond.