Between the Lines: IRS scandal, teachers deal, casino birthday

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Conservative Ohio groups are right in the thick of the scandal involving political harrassment by the Internal Revenue Service.

Was this a political tactic to weaken President Obama's opponents? Was it the actions of a few renegade workers or a more elaborate plot?

Could the election's outcome have changed if this came to light sooner?

Cleveland Teachers are voting on a key part of the new school Transformation Plan.

The School Board has already signed off on a contract that gives teachers a big raise and a one-year bonus, but also changes how teachers are paid, evaluated, and kept on the job.

How important is this plan to the Plan's success?

Will teachers ratify the big changes their bargaining team has fashioned?

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is pushing a plan to change how Ohioans elect their judges.

She wants to remove partisan politics, educate voters and raise the bar for judge requirements. What difference might the changes make? What are the chances of the plan becoming reality?

Cleveland's Horseshoe Casino is one year old.

Has it delivered on promised revenue, jobs, visitors and boosting downtown business?

Should the city apply pressure to make sure the riverfront casino voters approved is built soon?

Tom Beres discusses these issues with Plain Dealer Columnists Mark Naymik and Joe Frolik on this edition of Between the Lines.


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