Between the Lines: Police shooting, turnpike and college funding

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Twenty five minutes, thirrteen officers, 137 bullets and two dead suspects -- those are the numbers of a nightmare incident now the subject of multiple investigations.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said there would be "consequences" if police went "outside the box" and did not follow regulations.

Chief Michael McGrath's statements antagonized some police by inviting a federal civil rights investigation of the case.

Are city officials hitting the right note and properly handling this sensitive case with volatile racial implications?

Governor John Kasich will soon be coming to Northern Ohio to outline his plans for the Ohio Turnpike.

He's exploring options to use it to get money for road and bridge projects lacking funding.

Will he propose leasing it? Making it part of the State Department of Transportation? Using it to backstop a big bond issue?

Opponents are already lining up. What makes the best practical and political sense?

Kasich and college presidents are proposing a new formula to fund state universities that depends more on graduation rates than enrollment figures.

Why the new approach? Which schools would be winners and losers?

Northeast Ohio Congress members made a variety of news last week.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur came up short in a bid to be the top Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations committee.

Congressman-elect David Joyce is replacing outgoing Steve LaTourette as a local Republican on that committee.

And Congressman Tim Ryan made news for having a public intoxication case against him dismissed.

What's the fallout for all of them and their constituents?

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


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