Between the Lines: Faith group, gun law, Portman

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Greater Cleveland Congregations is a new interfaith group of Protestant, Jewish and Muslim communities.

It hopes to make progress in key areas of jobs, health care, criminal justice, education and sustainable food.

Why is the group being formed now?  How is it different from other faith groups? Is there a political liberal dimension to this?

Reverend Jawanza Colvin, of Olivet Baptist Church, and Rabbi Richard Block, of The Temply Tifereth Israel, explain the group's mission.

Senator Rob Portman is helping build a consensus among many Republicans that the big issue is "Jobs."  His "Jobs" plan is getting lots of attention.

It looks like Ohio will soon get a law legalizing gun permit holders to bring their weapons into bars, restaurants and other public places.

Police groups oppose that, saying it sets up conflict between law enforcement groups and gun advocates.

Governor John Kasich, who is a gunowner, is waiting to see what bill emerges.

Tom Beres discusses these issues with Republican Former State Lawmaker Matt Dolan and Democratic Lawyer/Activist Michael Nelson on this edition of Between the Lines.


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