WOSU News Archives For: July 30, 2009

Election Looms As Two Sides Debate Income Tax Hike

WOSU's Mike Thompson, middle, moderates the debate between Andrew Ginther, left, and Bill Todd, right.
12:00AM
July
30, 2009

Tonight, WOSU hosted the last official debate before the August 4th special election to increase Columbus’ income tax from 2% to 2.5%.

Democrats, Republicans Debate Effectiveness Of Federal Stimulus Dollars

12:00AM
July
30, 2009

Democrats and Republicans continue to debate the effectiveness of federal stimulus dollars that were provided to states earlier this year.

Racinos Proposal Divides Ohio Conservatives

12:00AM
July
30, 2009

The issue of balancing the budget through slot machines at racetracks has divided people who normally hold similar views. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down with two conservatives who have very different opinions on expanding gambling through the state budget.

Racial Profiling Goes Deeper Than Gates Case

12:00AM
July
30, 2009

Much has been made of the arrest of an African American Harvard Professor. President Obama first said the officer acted stupidly, then shared a beer with him and the professor. WOSU commentator Andrew Grant Thomas says the problem of racial profiling is much deeper than presidential politics and a glass of suds.