Panhandling Laws Challenged; Lake Erie Funding; Statehouse Update

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two Cleveland laws that aim to reduce panhandling.  The ACLU says the laws violate free speech.  Then, environmentalists, lawmakers, and scientists weigh in on concerns for the future of the Great Lakes, especially the most vulnerable of the lakes, Lake Erie.  This as the Trump administration is getting closer to unveiling a budget that reportedly looks to limit money for environmental programs. 


Joe Mead, Volunteer Attorney with the ACLU of Ohio  
Brian Davis, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless  
Joseph Giuliano, President, Downtown Cleveland Residents Association 
Dr. Jeffrey Reutter, Ph.D, Special Advisor, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab at The Ohio State University  
Todd Ambs, Campaign Director, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition 
James McCarty, Reporter, Columnist, The Plain Dealer 
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief

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