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0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4f90000Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU news team as the politics reporter and columnist in April 2012 , after 30 years of covering local, state and national politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. On this page, you will find his weekly column, Politically Speaking; the Monday morning political chats with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and other news coverage by Wilkinson. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio gubernatorial race since 1974, as well as 16 presidential nominating conventions. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots, the Lucasville prison riot in 1993, the Air Canada plane crash at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983, and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. And, given his passion for baseball, you might even find some stories about the Cincinnati Reds here from time to time.

A Discussion Of Ohio Ballot Issue 3 - Legalizing Marijuana

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This November, Ohioans will vote on Ballot Issue 3 which, if passed, will legalize marijuana in the state. The path to legalization in Ohio has been winding and considerably difficult to follow, with even pro-legalization groups coming out against the specific proposal on the ballot, which limits marijuana cultivation to just ten farms, the number of sometimes surprising supporters of legalization, and many unanswered questions over the impact legalized pot will have on Ohio and surrounding states. Joining us for a look at the marijuana legalization effort in Ohio are 9 On Your Side/ WCPO.com Government & Politics reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn and Business reporter Dan Monk, along with WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson. 9 On Your Side/ WCPO.com has been running a series of in-depth reports on the effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio.

To read the WCPO.com series, The Weed Revolution: The Race for Legal Pot in Ohio, click here.

For information on Ohio November 2015 ballot issues, click here.