Columbus, OH – If spending cuts alone are not enough to fill a projected seven billion dollar gap in the next two year state budget, legislators may have to anaswer a question they'd rather not--what's the better way to raise cash: gambling casinos or a tax hike? Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports it's a debate that has three sides.
Columbus, OH – The Columbus Museum of Art this week introduced a new exhibit by photographer William Christenberry. The exhibit includes sculptures, recovered objects, and photographs taken from a brownie-box camera, the first reliable and inexpensive camera produced by Eastman-Kodak. WCBE Intern Casey Best walked through the exhibit with Chief Curator Catherine Evans.
Columbus, OH – In his inaugural address this week President Obama said Americans will need to make sacrifices to pull the country out of its economic woes. American cities facing budget deficits are asking residents what kinds of sacrifices they are willing to make. At a public forum in Columbus last night held by the panel that's due to give Mayor Michael Coleman a series of budgetary recommendations in March, speakers agreed something needs to be done. Alison Holm reports.
1/22/09 Marc Dann: Hearings Postponed by Ohio Elections Commission
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Elections Commission has postponed today's hearings on accusations that former attorney general Marc Dann misused campaign funds for home repairs and family vacations. Commission Director Phil Richter talks about it with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles.
Columbus, OH – The State Fire Marshall says 184 died in fires in Ohio last year, compared to 129 in 2007 - an increase of more than 42%. Spokesperson Shane Cartmill tells statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen it's not clear why the numbers increased.