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Obama To Bring Health Care Debate To Shaker Heights

Regional News Stories
Posted July 20, 2009

As partisan wrangling over the shape of healthcare legislation continues in Washington, President Obama plans to bring the debate to Northeast Ohio

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

The Sound of Ideas
Posted July 20, 2009

Voinovich Trumpets Plan to Build Nuclear Reactors in Euclid

Regional News Stories
Posted July 17, 2009

Voinovich sees a big role for nuclear power in meeting the nation's energy needs - and bringing new jobs to the state.

Feagler and Friends

Show 1329

Feagler and Friends
Posted July 17, 2009

House speaker Armond Budish discusses the new budget, finalized this week after some very hard bargaining in Columbus and a look at the week's other top stories.

The State of Ohio

The 2 Year Budget and Payday Lending Debate

State of Ohio
Posted July 17, 2009

Last fall Ohioans overwhelmingly approved a law that legislators had passed to crack down on the quick-loan industry. While many payday lenders closed after voters upheld the law, around 900 of the 1,600 stores that had been operating in Ohio are still open for business. Critics now say they’re circumventing the law by charging fees for credit checks and for cashing money orders that are almost as high as the interest charges that sparked legislators to pass the law. Here to talk about the issue are Ted Saunders, the CEO of CheckSmart, a national chain of payday lending stores, and Bill Faith of the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio, one of the leading fighters for the payday lending law approved by voters last fall.

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