Face the State with Scott Light | March 3, 2019


This week on Face The State:

  • Gas tax talk. Debate is underway at the Ohio Statehouse over whether you should pay an increase at the pump to repair and maintain our state's roads. The Ohio Department of Transportation would get 60 percent of that money and 40 percent would go to cities. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine calls it "minimalist," but opponents say the state needs a 10-year window and it hurts hard-working Ohioans.
  • Where should the state's money go? The policy research institute Policy Matters Ohio looked at the state budget and pointed to added money for transit and restoring the local government fund. You can read the study here.
  • What's the real story? President Trump told governors assembled in Washington D.C. last week that automotive jobs are coming back to Ohio. But Lordstown in northeast Ohio is reeling after General Motors announced it would be closing its plant that produces the Chevy Cruze.

Guests this week:

  • Andy Chow - Statehouse News Bureau Reporter
  • Amy Hanauer - Policy Matters Ohio
  • Colton Henson - Swing State Strategies