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The Sound of Ideas

Reporters’ Roundtable

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2009

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A couple of recent newspaper polls indicate likely passage of the casino gambling proposal on the November ballot. Apparently, the promise of jobs in this deeply troubled economy has eased previous concerns about expanding gambling. Business forces on both sides of the issue are pouring millions into advertising in the final days of the campaign. The Cuyahoga County corruption probe turns up evidence of high living at public expense and FirstEnergy tells the state it will let customers opt out of its controversial light bulb program. Join us with your thoughts for the weekly reporters' roundtable Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on The Sound of Ideas.


Environment, Government/Politics, Other, Community/Human Interest


Rachel Dissell, reporter, The Plain Dealer
Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
Stephen Koff, D.C. bureau chief, The Plain Dealer

Additional Information

Text of State Issue Three
Text of proposed casino amendment

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gene kovack 8:23 AM 10/29/09

The opponents of issue 3 have some very weak arguments...If people from out of state come here for jobs, are they not now ohio citizens? 

I checked out the “money” for the opponents of issue 3 and found out that 95% comes from the owner of Mountaineer casino, who gets 70% of his business from Ohio people. 


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