Morning Roundup – Ken Blackwell Mulls Senate Run

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Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell – Author. Possible US Senate Candidate.

Former Ohio Secretary of State and candidate for Governor Ken Blackwell will be a guest on 89.7FM’s  All Sides with Ann Fisher this morning.   He’ll hear his take on the current state of conservatism  and Ann will ask him if he will challenge US Senator Sherrod Brown.   It’s unlikely he’ll give us a yes or no, but she’ll ask anyway.  Listen/ Watch here at 10:40am.

Senate OK’s Budget

The state budget process is entering its final stage.  The Ohio Senate passed the $112 billion  two-year spending plan last night.  It, like the Ohio House, made significant cuts to local governments, local schools, nursing homes and other areas.   A house-senate conference committee now will negotiate the relatively minor differences.  Dispatch reporter and Columbus on the Record Panelist Jim Siegel sums up the senate’s plan.

Politifact Ohio – State Budget Actually Increases State Spending

For all the calls and praise  for deep cuts and tough choices to reign in government spending,  former Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish claims the Kasich budget represents the second largest spending increase in state history.  The fact checking Politifact Ohio says the claim is “mostly true.

Mo comes to Jim Tressel’s defense

Former OSU running back Maurice Clarret certainly knows what Terrelle Pryor is going through.  He shared some insights on The Dan Patrick Show. He said Tressell is a “man’s man” and not two-faced, “You can’t be a fraud for 30 years,” said Clarret.

 

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