Between the Lines: Budget cuts, jobs for Clevelanders, fracking mini-drama

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Federal budget cuts are now a reality. How deeply will they be felt?

Will the President and Congress try to halt them?

Are they a needed first step to curb spending?

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is leading a big new effort to tackle an old problem, making sure big development projects create wealth and paychecks for Cleveland residents.

He's lead a group of contractors, unions, city schools and other players in pledging to train and hire Cleveland residents.

What are the chances  this effort will succeed when others have failed? Why do some minority contractor groups claim this is not a meaningfull effort? 

The debate over fracking is playing out in a smaller way in the City of Brunswick.

Council has passed a largely symbolic measure against fracking and state control of the regulatory process.

That came after a local company asked it not to because it might hurt its business with fracking customers and threatened to take new jobs elsewhere.

How should government balance the priorities of residents' concerns and jobs?

Tom Beres discusses these issues with Channel 3 Political Analysts Mary Anne Sharkey and Dennis Eckart on this edition of Between the Lines.


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