In 1924 local corruption was so bad that Cincinnati earned the reputation as the worst-governed city in America. In June of that year, a new reform-minded group called the City Charter Committee was founded. Today that group is known as the Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati. Mary Fitzpatrick, former board member, and Executive Committee Chairman Michael Goldman discuss the history and mission of the Charter Committee.
Tea Party activists are being told they have a lot of opportunity in next year’s elections, as they continue to oppose Republicans on several issues. But they also are being told they have a lot of work to do.
The more than 300 activists at the statewide Tea Party’s annual We The People Convention seem to be standing solidly against the Republican Party’s most visible candidate next year.
Political Junkie Ken Rudin is back with us again to share his insights on Syria, a possible government shutdown over Obamacare, the debt ceiling, the arguing factions within the Republican Party, and other key issues being debated in the nation’s capital.
The gamble that internet cafe backers have taken to try to stop a law effectively banning those establishments may not pay off. The supporters of those cafes, also called sweepstakes parlors, launched a petition drive to stop the law and put it before voters. But early estimates show that they may not have the 231,000 signatures they need to get the law onto next year’s ballot. Secretary of State Jon Husted said his office will know next week.
Current Ohio gun law says individuals may defend themselves and their property, but they must retreat if able to do so safely. Stand your ground legislation now in the Ohio house would remove that obligation to retreat.