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Healthcare & Passenger Rail Indecision

This week on Columbus On The Record:  Healthcare decision day nears, but where do Ohio lawmakers stand? A look at the protests in Washington and national sentiment about healthcare. ODOT responds to passenger rail skepticism.  Lawmakers remain undecided on funding. What movies should be shown in schools? Panelists: William Hershey, Dayton Daily News Karen Kasler, Ohio [...]

Senate President Harris Remains "Skeptical"

Alas, Senate President Bill Harris apparently did not emerge from his meeting with ODOT Director Jolene Molitoris wearing a conductor’s cap. The two met Wednesday afternoon and Molitoris presented Harris with answers to his questions about the Cincy to C-Bus to Cleveland passenger rail service plan.  ODOT’s answers defend ridership projections and maintain freight lines [...]

All Aboard!? – Bob Harris Could Get Answers On Passenger Rail

Word is Senate President Bill Harris is meeting with Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jolene Molitoris presumably about the Republican leader’s questions on restoring passenger rail service in Ohio. As you know, the feds have offered $400 million to Ohio to re-start passenger rail service linking Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland.  Supporters argue it will create [...]

Topics: Race Track, Indoor Smoking Ban, and Gun Regulation in Ohio

This week on Columbus On The Record:  The feud between Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner and LetOhioVote.org over issues surrounding the groups funders. Controversial firings at the Bureau of Workers Compensation.  Religious discrimination may be underlying decision to fire entire staff. Also this week:  ODOT head pushes passenger rail.  Smoking Ban enforcement, and gun regulations. [...]