Facebook's Huge Data Center And Big Tax Credits, And Senate Leaders Talk Veto Votes

Social networking giant Facebook did as was widely reported last week - it announced it will build a new 970,000 square foot data center in Central Ohio. And the company is doing it with the help of local and state tax incentives. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the details were hard to come by.

Last weekend’s deadly violence in Charlottesville sparked by a white nationalist march – and President Donald Trump’s response to it – had some Ohio politicians talking this week, including Trump critic Gov. John Kasich. And starting next month, the Ohio Democratic Party will hold as many as six debates in the upcoming months to introduce voters its candidates for governor next year.

Coughing, wheezing, sniffling – all common experiences for people with natural allergies to dust and pollen. But there’s also a slew of other, unnatural particles that can also make it harder to breathe. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has been looking into the connection between health and home.

After a few weeks off, the Senate will return next week to consider taking the historic move of overriding a budget veto for the first time in 40 years. Their colleagues in the House overrode 11 of Gov. John Kasich’s 47 vetoes on the budget last month. And since then, Senators have been looking at those overrides and the rest of the vetoes. Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) talk about what could be voted on and why - and what vetoes might still be acted on in the future.

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