Cleveland is taking another step forward on a long-talked-about plan to develop the downtown lakefront. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the city selected locally based developer Cumberland and Dallas-based Trammell Crow for a housing and retail project.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM
Opponents and supporters are clashing over a proposed tax hike to a pack of cigarettes. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the provision will most likely be a focal point in the debate over the governor’s budget update.
Gov. John Kasich is proposing a 60-cent hike in the state tax on cigarettes, as part of a plan to pay for an income tax cut. ideastream's Nick Castele checked to see how this would play with supporters and foes of the local push to extend a county tax on cigarettes and alcohol that funds sports stadiums.
Health advocacy groups say they're looking at every possible option when it comes to promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, they’re now asking for a change to Ohio law to bring more activity to school playgrounds and gymnasiums.
Republican Gov. John Kasich's budget update includes a tax cut aimed at the top income earners in Ohio. But it also includes some measures designed to help the state’s poorest people. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports those items are getting blasted as well as praised.
2014 marks a decade after Ohioans were legally allowed to carry handguns – concealed – on their person. Since then, the controversial law still fires up passionate debate. That was apparent during a discussion this morning on 90.3’s call in show “The Sound of Ideas.” ideastream's Brian Bull has more.
Obama administration officials announced late Tuesday that a total of 4.2 million people nationwide have signed up for Affordable Care Act health plans since open enrollment began in October. ideastream Health Reporter Sarah Jane Tribble drills down into the Ohio numbers.
For more than a decade, biotech has been building as an economic force across northeast Ohio, sprouting ventures ranging from medical imaging firms to health IT developers. Its success bodes well for creating economic growth and stability in the region, but one prominent business leader cautions its potential to create jobs is limited. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.
The governor’s budget update bill includes another state income tax cut – paid for by increases in two existing taxes. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the idea is either good or bad, depending on the economist looking it over.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 3:43 PM
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor is taking steps to protect inmates at the county's juvenile detention center. Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says his office is moving eight of the facility's most violent inmates to the county jail. Ideastream’s Tony Ganzer found out more from Duane Deskins, chief of the county prosecutor's juvenile justice division.
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