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Tax Dilemma Trickles Down to Ohio Legislature

President Barack Obama’s tax deal signals decision time for Ohio democrats over Ohio budget cuts. John Kasich hints at how he will balance the state budget.

Ohio’s Rail Money; Budget Battles; New Executive Appointments

Ohio says, “no thanks” to 400 million dollars; John Kasich asks outgoing Governor Ted Strickland to give back rail money.

Education Reform Threatened

Ted Strickland’s Education reform package threatened.

Spotlight On Ted Strickland

Ted Strickland’s decision to stop the execution of convicted murderer praised, while the governors 2010 election campaign ads are criticized.

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 [...]

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 [...]

We’re Back! And so Is Light Rail

After a week where we looked back at 2008, Columbus On The Record returns to discuss the first hot topics of 2009.  Amazingly one of the hottest topics is an old topic – light rail.   Mayor Michael Coleman wants the federal government to give Central Ohio $200 million to start building a light rail [...]