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Politics

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Sustainablity Summit Ends with Lots of Little Plans, Not a Grand One

Regional News Stories
Posted August 14, 2009

The three day summit is supposed to create a vision for an environmentally-friendly Cleveland within ten years.

Kucinich Predicts Retreat On Health Care Reform

Regional News Stories
Posted August 14, 2009

Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he doubts the health care bill taking shape in Congress will succeed.

Governor Denies Clemency to Ohio Death Row Inmate

Regional News Stories
Posted August 14, 2009

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland says he will not grant clemency to death row inmate Jason Getsy who's set to be executed Tuesday.

Feagler and Friends

Show 1333

Feagler and Friends
Posted August 14, 2009

Mr. Feagler talks with two figures in the news this week, Congressman Dennis Kucinich and County Health Commissioner Terry Allan.

The State of Ohio

Anti-Tobacco Agency Funds, Casino Issue, and Safe-Net Program Cuts

State of Ohio
Posted August 14, 2009

The state budget is almost a month old, and agencies are starting to recover from the weeks of uncertainty with interim budgets and also evaluating what they can and can’t do with the funds they’re getting from the $50.5 billion spending plan. Many agencies dealing with mental health, drug and alcohol addiction and other “safety net” concerns took big hits, and while the state’s food pantry network got more than was initially predicted, it’s still far below what food banks had requested. And now the people who run these programs and services fear more budget cuts in the future. Cheri Walter, the CEO of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, Lisa Hamlar Fugitt, the executive director of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks, and Joel Potts, the executive director of the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors' Association, talk about the impact of the budget on the agencies they run and people they serve.

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