Who Writes Ohio’s Legislation?
The old saying, laws are like sausages, itâ€™s better not to watch them being made is one thing.
Yet, in a democracy, should we know who is writing our laws? Leaked documents from the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council – a private issues club for corporations and lawmakers, included model bills written by the corporations for statehouses around the country.
Weâ€™ll hear from a writer for The Nation magazine, which is reporting on the ALEC leak,Â an Ohio State Senator and longtime member of ALEC will join us and weâ€™ll get some perspective on who writes laws for Ohio.
- John Nichols (Washington D.C. Correspondent, The Nation magazine)
- Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz (American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Board Member)
- Lee Leonard (veteran statehouse reporter)
- Laura Bischoff (Dayton Daily News Correspondent)