Appearing On Feagler Tonight & Discussing SB5, Turnpike, TSA Xrays & Buffet’s Tax Op-Ed

You can find the video here later next week but can also see viewing info for tonight, Sunday and on the Ohio Channel. Here’s the blurb:

Kasich: Let’s Deal on SB 5

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011

Newsmaker: Mark Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer, MetroHealth System—the hospital has drawn criticism recently for severance packages offered to high ranking employees who’ve left the hospital since 2008. Most lost their jobs as the hospital restructured its management. Moran has said the severance packages were necessary to avoid potential litigation and that executive pay at MetroHealth matches the industry standard. The hospital system recently reversed a trend of annual losses and is now running in the black.

Roundtable: Kevin O’Brien, editorial writer, The Plain Dealer; Jill Miller Zimon, blogger, Writes Like She Talks; Ned Whelan, Whelan Communications.

Kasich: Let’s Make a Deal—Governor Kasich and Republican leaders say they want to negotiate a compromise with labor leaders that would end the referendum drive to repeal Senate Bill 5. Kasich says what’s sure to be a noisy campaign would do more harm than good. A representative of We Are Ohio, the referendum backers, said compromise is only possible after SB 5 is repealed.

Turnpike Lease—the Governor wants to find out if the Ohio Turnpike could be the road to riches for state government. He’s moving ahead with plans to hire a consultant to assess the value of leasing the Turnpike and then soliciting bids by 2013. Some estimates have said the deal could be worth billions.

Not-So-Naked Truth at the Airport—Cleveland’s Hopkins airport is among dozens of airports in the nation employing the next generation of body scanning passenger screening devices. Instead of an image that some passengers condemned as too revealing, the new device displays what resembles a crime scene chalk drawing with trouble spots showing up as a patch of yellow.

Buffett: Stop Coddling the Super-rich—billionaire financier Warren Buffett says it’s time the government raised taxes on people like himself. Buffett complained in a New York Times op-ed that he and his mega-rich friends are protected like spotted owls while the poor and middle class struggle to make ends meet. Said Buffett, he and his rich friends are prepared to pay higher taxes and it’s time Congress got serious about the concept of shared sacrifice.

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