News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Ohio's senators preview Obama's State of the Union
Brown advises and emphasis on jobs; Portman looks for cutting the deficit
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is hoping for a bit of a rerun tonight during President Obama’s State of the Union address. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

SCHULTZE: Ohio senators take on the State of the Union

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:58)


The themes of last year’s State of the Union played well in Ohio, likely no accident given the state’s key role in presidential elections. In fact, a focus group in Columbus came away giving the president strong points as a leader and supporter of the middle class.

There is no presidential race this year, but Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says Obama should stick with what resonates here.

“I hope he does what he did last year when he talked about manufacturing and jobs. There are few things more important than that in our state, in Ohio, and I look to the president to keep that focus on jobs. “

The president is expected to underscore the economy, including the need to raise more tax revenue as well as make spending cuts to balance the budget. And there, he’s likely to get no support from Ohio’s other senator, Republican Rob Portman. In a written statement last week, Portman argued that “spending, not a lack of revenue, is driving our long-term deficits,” and that “more taxes won’t solve our deficit problems.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of prevention..to protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University