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Cleveland Lands GOP Convention, Columbus Still Wants Dems

WOSU’s Mike Thompson and his panel look at Columbus’s Democratic convention hopes after Republicans choose Cleveland for their convention; Republicans look for a new speaker of the Ohio House.

Stand Your Ground Proposal Comes To Ohio

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson discusses and his panel discuss several issues including a stand-your-ground proposal at the statehouse and Ed FitzGerald’s running mate choice.

Poll: Majority of Ohioans Oppose Senate Bill 5

This week Columbus on the Record panelists discuss the latest polling numbers that show the majority of Ohioans don’t like Senate Bill 5, the bill that limits collective bargaining. 54% say that SB 5 should be repealed.

Public Safety Director Controversy

Controversy surrounding confirmation of Cathy Collins-Taylor. Will the Ohio senate approve her appointment as the new Public Safety Director?

Remember Casinos Have RIGHT to Build, Not Obligation

While Penn National owns both proposed Columbus casino sites and it promises to deal the first black-jack cards in 2012, the developer still only has the constitutional right to build, not the obligation.

Columbus City Council Privacy; 2010 Elections Update

This week on Columbus On The Record: Columbus City Council’s quest for Privacy; Pension Double dipping; Campaign 2010 Update:  Republicans’ energy is high; Lebron James becomes a campaign issue? Ballot Issues fail to make ballot. Panelists: Cathy Candisky, The Columbus Dispatch; William Hershey, Dayton Daily News Dale Butland, Democratic Strategist Bob Clegg, Republican Strategist

COTR 2.0 – We Need Your Input

I hate the term 2.0 but figured it reflects my hipness. (Is 2.0 still hip?) We are in the process of revamping Columbus on the Record and I’d like to get opinions on what we can do to improve the show and as a result improve your understanding of the issues that affect Central Ohio. [...]

Columbus Plowing; Harris Not ‘All Aboard’ The 3-C Plan

This week on Columbus On The Record:  Columbus plowing policy:  How does Columbus stack up to other cities?  Are we spending too much? Great rail debate steams ahead, but senate president Harris says he’s not ‘all aboard’ the 3-C passenger rail plan. An analysis of Ohio stimulus spending.  And, in politics, the lack of NE Ohio [...]

The Great Train Debate; Me Too Income Taxes

This week on Columbus On The Record: The Great Train Debate: The controversy over Three-C passenger rail. Proponents of the rail pushing harder.  Opposition grows, Strickland calls them Cheerleaders for Failure. Campaign 2010 Round up: Ohios Shrinking Democrats, Kilroy Launches Campaign, and Pat Tiberi wants stimulus money he opposed. Me Too Income Taxes – Worthington [...]

City Center Demo Prevented Decades of Pain

The best line of the 2007 mayoral campaign came from challenger Bill Todd – “Mr. Coleman, tear down this mall!”  He of course was referring to the then nearly empty City Center Mall. Now it’s happening and it’s amazing that many people still complain that demolition crews are destroying the downtown shopping center. They complain [...]