Ohio Gets A New Speaker, Medical Marijuana Licenses And More News This Week
After two months of fighting, the Ohio House elects a new speaker. Seven Greater Cincinnati medical marijuana dispensaries are granted state licenses, but Ohio officials announce the state's program won't be ready by the projected September 8 start date. Cincinnati's 911 center gets a new manager as the system undergoes changes after the tragic death of teen Kyle Plush. Cincinnati teachers say tax breaks are costing schools millions of dollars. And Mayor John Cranley sends his budget to City Council for consideration.
Joining us to discuss this week's top stories are Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter Jo Ingles (@joingles); from The Cincinnati Enquirer, government reporter Jessie Balmert (@jbalmert), city hall reporter Sharon Coolidge (@SharonCoolidge) and higher education reporter Kate Murphy (@KateMurphyENQ); and WVXU reporters Tana Weingartner (@TanaWeingartner) and Jay Hanselman (@JayHanselman).
Correction: During the last segment of the show it was asked whether the new elephant yard at the Cincinnati Zoo would be built on top of a parking garage. To clarify, the yard WILL NOT be built on top of a parking garage. This was mis-reported in a media report elsewhere and inadvertenly repeated.
Tune in to "Cincinnati Edition" June 8 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.