Between the Lines: Buckeye battle, drillers tax, school levy

2:31 PM, Jun 17, 2012   |    comments
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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney zeroed in on Ohio with dueling same-day campaign events.

Both are trying to define each other and get the upper hand in this crucial state.

What are the goals?

Will the campaign continue to be one of discrediting the other candidate more than offering constructive new ideas?

Governor John Kasich got most of what we wanted passed by this session of the legislature, including a new energy plan, a mid-budget proposal of numerous changes and other new laws.

He failed to get higher taxes on those who drill for natural gas and oil.

He is still fighting for those taxes and predicts they will happen and allow for a statewide income tax cut.

What are the chances of him succeeding?

Lawmakers passed Mayor Frank Jackson's school transformation plan.

What will it take for the school levy campaign that is essential for the plan's success to be passed in these difficult economic times?

What should the campaign strategy be?

Will Superintendent Eric Gordon's new no-frills, lower pay contract help sell the plan?

Two state lawmakers from Cleveland are exchanging harsh words over records from the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus non-profit foundation.

What's behind the feud? Could a bigger scandal be brewing?

Tom Beres discusses these issues Cuyahoga County Democratic Vice Chairman Blaine Griffin and Republican former State Representative Matt Dolan on this edition of Between the Lines.


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