Columbus on the Record January 11, 2013


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>>> TED SAYS KNOW TO AN
EXCELLENT ADVENTURE WITH JOHN
KASICH.
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>>> THIS IS "COLUMBUS ON THE
RECORD."
JOINING US KAREN CANNES LOR, THE
BUREAU CHIEF FOR TV.
REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST AND BRIAN
ROTHENBURG, DIRECTOR OF PROGRESS
OHIO.
>>> DEMOCRATS LOOKING TO LEAN
BACK THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FACE
A PROBLEM.
THE MOST POPULAR BEST KNOWN
DEMOCRAT THEY HAVE TO RUN
AGAINST JOHN KASICH IS THE ONE
WHO LOST.
TED STRICKLAND MADE IT EASIER OR
HARDER, DEPENDING ON YOUR POINT
OF VIEW.
STRICKLAND ANNOUNCED HE WOULD
NOT RUN IN 2014.
IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION, BUT
PROMISED HE AND HIS WIFE WOULD
CONTINUE TO BE POLITICALLY
ACTIVE PRIVATE CITIZENS AND
CONTINUE TO STAY WITH WORKING
MEN AND WOMEN TO BUILD A
STRONGER OHIO AND DEFEAT
ANTIWORKER AND ANTIMIDDLE CLASS
THINGS THAT MAY ARISE.
REPUBLICANS SEEMED INDIFFERENT
SAYING GOVERNOR KASICH WOULD BE
INDIFFERENT ABOUT TALKING ABOUT
HIS JOB GROWTH NO MATTER WHO HE
RUNS AGAINST.
NO MENTION AS TO WHY TED
STRICTLAND IS NOT GOING TO RUN.
WHAT ARE THE THEORIES?
>> HE'S 71 YEARS OLD.
HE WOULD COME INTO THE RACE
HAVING BEEN DEFEATED BY GOVERNOR
KASICH, AS YOU MENTIONED.
THE BIG ISSUE IS THE MONEY.
THE MONEY IT WILL TAKE TO RUN IN
THIS RACE IS A LOT.
PERHAPS, MAYBE, FORMER GOVERNOR
STRICKLAND WAS NOT IN THE MOOD
TO RAISE THE MONEY IT'S GOING TO
TAKE.
IT'S GOING TO TAKE MILLIONS AND
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND HAS TO
START RIGHT AWAY OTHERWISE,
THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIME TO RAISE
THE MONEY.
>> THE ELECTION OFFICIALS OF
BOTH PARTIES HAVE BEEN IN
COLUMBUS THE PAST COUPLE DAYS.
I HAVE FRIEND WHO IS TALK TO THE
DEMOCRATS INCLUDING A LABOR
PERSON IN AN URBAN AREA.
THEY VIEWED TED STRICKLAND AS A
GUY TO BRING IN THE SENATE
ISSUE.
HE HAD THE NAME.
TO A LOT OF DEMOCRATS, LABOR
PEOPLE, THEY VIEWED HIM AS THE
GOLD STANDARD AND WISH HE WAS
THE CANDIDATE.
>> PEOPLE WERE SAYING THIS BACK
IN 2005 WHEN WE WERE GEARING UP.
THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, IF
IT'S TWO YEARS, IT'S A LIFETIME
IN POLITICS.
WHOEVER RUNS IS GOING TO WIND UP
WITH 90% NAME RECOGNITION.
IF YOU LOOK AT THE OVER ALL
NUMBERS AND LOOKING AT THE
POLLING, IN THIS STATE, YOU
AUTOMATLY HAVE 33%.
IN THIS CASE, WITH THE GOVERNOR
BECAUSE OF ISSUES ON SENATE BILL
FIVE, HE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN
THE 44% TO 45% RANGE.
YOU ARE TALKING SIX PERCENTAGE
POINTS TO WIN AN ELECTION.
IT'S GOING TO BE A TIGHT
ELECTION.
>> ARE YOU SURPRISED STRICKLAND
TOOK A PASS?
>> NOT REALLY.
KAREN MENTIONED HIS AGE, HE
LOOKS GREAT.
>> HE'S GOT A LOT OF ENERGY.
>> THE DEMOCRATS NEED A FRESH
FACE.
WE ARE HEARING FITZGERALD AN
RICH OF GROVE CITY.
IN MANY RESPECTS, STRICKLAND
MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE EASIEST
CANDIDATE FOR KASICH TO RUN
AGAINST.
HE HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF
GOVERNING DURING THE RECESSION
WHEN HE HAD THE LOSSES.
IT WAS A READY MADE CAMPAIGN FOR
KASICH WHO COULD NOT BOAST
140,000 NEW JOBS THAT WERE
CREATED ON HIS WATCH.
AGAIN, YOU WANT TO TURN BACK TO
THE OLD DAYS?
>> TURNS TO THE NEXT MAN UP OR
THE NEXT WOMAN UP.
IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A
FRONT-RUNNER IF HE DECIDES TO
RUN.
>> I WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF
GOVERNOR STRICKLAND'S TIMETABLE.
SINCE THAT DAY, I HAVE
ACCELERATED MY TIMETABLE.
I WILL SAY SOMETHING OFFICIAL
PRETTY SOON.
PRETTY SOON.
I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO HAVE AN
ANNOUNCED CANDIDATE SOON TO TELL
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY OF
WHAT THE KASICH RECORD HAS BEEN.
>> SOUNDS LIKE A CANDIDATE.
>> SURE.
I THINK THE OTHER THING THAT IS
IMPORTANT FOR THE PARTY TO HAVE
IS NOT JUST AN ANNOUNCED
CANDIDATE, BUT ONE CANDIDATE.
THE IDEA OF THERE BEING A
PRIMARY IS SOMETHING THE PARTY
DOESN'T WANT.
YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED IN 2006
AND WHAT A PRIMARY DID TO THEM.
DEPLETED THEIR FUNDS, BEAT THEM
BOTH UP.
THERE'S A CONCERN THAT MIGHT
HAPPEN IN THIS ONE.
YOU MENTIONED THE MAN OR WOMAN
WHO MIGHT COME FORWARD.
WE HAVE BETTY SUTTON, THE FORMER
CONGRESSWOMAN.
SHE'S NOW APPARENTLY LOOKING FOR
AN OPPORTUNITY.
SHE'S INTERESTED IN BEING
GOVERNOR.
OTHER PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT
HER AS WELL.
>> ONE OF THE THINGS BRIAN
MENTIONED IS IT'S NICE TO HAVE A
NEW FACE.
IT'S KIND OF RIGHT.
THE PROBLEM IS REPUBLICANS
LOOKED AT HOW WELL BARACK OBAMA
DEFINED HIS OPPONENT.
WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEBODY THAT IS
NOT AS WELL KNOWN, IT'S EASY FOR
THE UNDECIDED TO DEFINE THEM.
IT MAKES IT HARDER TO PULL OUT
OF THE HOLE.
>> THIS IS GOING TO BE ABOUT THE
GAFFES KASICH MAKES AND IF HE
CAN CONTROL THEM.
WHETHER OR NOT HE CAN CONTROL --
HE HAS CONTROL IN THE
LEGISLATURE.
WILL HE CONTROL THE TEA PARTY
AND CONTROLLING THE RIGHT WING?
WILL HE STIR PEOPLE UP THAT ARE
GOING TO GET ACTIVE IN A
CAMPAIGN.
>> THE BIG ISSUE HAS BEEN JOHN
KASICH SHOULDN'T SOLVE THE
TURNPIKE.
HE'S NOT GOING TO.
WHAT IS --
>> YOU MENTIONED RICHARD, BETTY
SUTTON, TIM RYAN, A CONGRESSMAN
FROM NORTHEAST OHIO.
THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THE
FITZGERALD SOUNDBYTE AND SAY
HE'S IN?
>> HE SCARED RYAN AND SUTTON.
I TALKED TO HIM LAST WEEK.
HE WOULDN'T GO OFF THE RECORD
AND TALK ABOUT IT.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S GOING DO.
>> HE'S CONSIDERING IT BECAUSE
HE DIDN'T SAY NO?
>> EXACTLY.
HE COULD HAVE SAID AND PUT IT TO
REST, I AM NOT GOING TO RUN.
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THAT.
BUT HE DIDN'T SAY THAT.
I DON'T THINK WE CAN COUNT HIM
OUT.
>> HE HAS HIS HOME HERE, HIS
WIFE, THE TWO DAUGHTERS.
HE HAS A LOT OF FAMILY PRESSURE
TO GET BACK TO OHIO.
IN SOME WAYS HE WILL HAVE
COMPLETED THE MISSIONS HE HAD
FOR THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
>> HE'S GOT A PRIMARY.
HE'S NEVER WON PRIMARIES.
THEY WANT NICE AND NEAT, SPEND
THEIR MONEY.
IF IT WAS NOT TERRIBLY NASTY
HELP NAME RECOGNITION?
YOU HAVE A CAMPAIGN EARLY
WINTER, TO SPRING.
>> THE CHAIRMAN FOR THE OHIO
DEMOCRATIC PARTY USED TO ALWAYS
SAY EVERYBODY IS AFRAID OF A
PRIMARY, BUT THEY ARE NOT BAD.
YOU FIND OUT WHO IS A TOUGH
CANDIDATE.
IT'S A BIG STATE.
YOU FIND OUT WHO CAN HANDLE IT.
IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY.
YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE SAME
DONORS AND GET THE MONEY A
SECOND TIME.
THAT IS A PROBLEM.
A LOT OF DONORS DON'T LIKE THE
PRIMARIES.
FROM HIS STANDPOINT IN TALKING
TO HIM OVER THE YEARS, HE'S
ALWAYS SAID IT'S NOT BAD.
IN 2006, THE DEMOCRATS HAD A LOT
OF DOWN TICKET PRIMARIES.
>> FORCED CANDIDATES TO BE
SOMEBODY THEY ARE NOT.
THEY HAVE TO CATER TO THE LEFT
OR RIGHT WING.
WE SAW THAT WITH MITT ROMNEY
LAST YEAR.
SO, I DON'T THINK THEY ARE GOOD.
THEY COST A BOAT LOAD OF MONEY.
I THINK FITZGERALD WANTS TO DO
IT.
HE'S GOT THE SAME
CONSIDERATIONS.
HE'S GOT A JOB RIGHT NOW HE
COULD WIN HANDS DOWN.
IT PAYS $31,000 MORE THAN THE
GOVERNOR'S JOB.
HE'S GOT FOUR KIDS AT HOME.
HE'S LOOKING AT RAISING $20
MILLION TO $30 MILLION, IT'S A
TOUGH DECISION.
>> LET'S GET BACK TO TED
STRICKLAND.
COULD HE NOT BE RUNNING BECAUSE
HE DIDN'T THINK HE COULD WIN?
>> THERE'S THAT POSSIBILITY.
HE HAS THE BAGGAGE OF BEING THE
ONE WHO LOST TO KASICH.
NOBODY WANTS TO LOSE.
>> THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE
ECONOMY HAS GOTTEN BETTER.
>> IF HE WOULD HAVE BEEN
RUNNING, ALL WE WOULD HEAR ABOUT
IS WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR
UNEMPLOYMENT WAS 10.9%.
NOW WE ARE BELOW THE NATIONAL
LEVEL.
>> HIS POLICIES STARTED THAT
DOWNWARD TREND.
>> I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO
BE KASICH GAFFES.
THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BRING
THAT UP.
THE CAMPAIGN IS GOING TO BE
ABOUT THE ECONOMY.
IT'S GETTING BETTER AND IT HELPS
JOHN KASICH.
>> AS HE BEGINS THE SECOND HALF
OF HIS TERM, HE HAS YET TO
IMPLEMENT THE PIECE OF
LEGISLATION HE SIGNED.
HOUSE BILL ONE FROM WAY BACK IN
2011 FORMED JOBS OHIO, THE
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TO HAVE THE
MONEY AND FLEXIBILITY TO OFFER
INCENTIVES TO COMPANIES TO COME
TO OHIO.
IT COMES FROM LEASING THE
STATE'S LIQUID BUSINESS.
JOBS OHIO IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
THEY SUED.
THE COURTS HAVE YET TO DECIDE.
THEY ARE MOVING AHEAD WITH THE
PLAN ANYWAY.
PROGRESS OHIO WAS ONE OF THE
ONES WHO SUED.
WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS EFFORT
TO MOVE FORWARD WHILE IT'S
PENDING IN THE COURTS?
>> NO COURT RULED ON THE
CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE
PROGRAM.
WHEN JOBS OHIO SUED THE STATE OF
OHIO WHEN THE STATE OF OHIO
FILED THEIR BRIEFS, THEY
ACKNOWLEDGED THE SEVERE
CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS WITH
THIS.
THE BONDS ARE NOT GOING TO BE
RATED AS HIGHLY.
NOBODY KNOWS WHAT CAN HAPPEN.
THAT CASE IS STILL STUCK IN THE
SUPREME COURT.
THE REAL THING THE
ADMINISTRATION SHOULD DO, UP OR
DOWN IS THE SUPREME COURT SAID
TAKE IT BACK TO THE TRIAL COURT,
HAVE THEM DECIDE IF IT'S
CONSTITUTIONAL OR NOT.
$100 MILLION.
DON'T YOU THINK WE SHOULD KNOW
IF IT'S CONSTITUTIONAL BEFORE WE
BORROW MONEY?
>> THE FIRST JUDGE BASICALLY
SAID IT'S OKAY.
YOU HAVE A COURT OF APPEALS.
>> THERE WAS AN UNDERSTANDING
THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
>> WHETHER ANYBODY HAD THE RIGHT
TO SUE.
NOTHING ABOUT THE
CONSTITUTIONALITY.
>> IT'S ROLLED AHEAD.
THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO HAD
THE CHANCE TO KNOCK IT DOWN.
THE BIGGEST THING IS --
>> IF THE BOND RATED AGENCIES
GIVE IT A GREEN LIGHT AND THEY
WANT TO BUY THE BONDS, THAT'S
THE MARKETPLACE SAYING THEY FEEL
CONFIDENT THE LEGALITY IS NOT A
PROBLEM.
>> PUTTING IT ASIDE FOR NOW,
IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE IT WAS
SIGNED INTO LAW.
TRYING TO SAY LOOK, FORCE THE
ISSUE, MAKE SOMEONE DECIDE AND
GO ON THIS.
>> AGAIN, IF THE BOND PEOPLE BUY
THE BONDS, THAT'S THE BEST SIGN
THEY FEEL IS LEGAL AND
APPROPRIATE.
THERE'S OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF
GROUPS, DON'T MEAN TO BE
DISRESPECTFUL, BUT A LOT OF
TIMES GROUPS ON THE OTHER SIDE
LIKE TO FILE LAWSUITS.
IT HELPS THEM RAISE MONEY.
>> WE HAVE A LIBERTARIAN GROUP
THAT JOINED.
THERE ARE LEGITIMATE GROUPS.
>> THE TEA PARTY.
>> I HAVE NEVER REALLY BEEN A
FAN OF JOBS OHIO.
I UNDERSTAND WHERE THE GOVERNOR
CREATED IT.
I THINK HIS REASONS ARE A LOT OF
BULL.
A LOT OF COMPANIES ARE DEALING
WITH HAVE PROPRIETARY
INFORMATION THEY NEED TO KEEP
SECRETE AND KEEP THE DEALS UNDER
THE RADAR.
I UNDERSTAND THAT.
THE SECRET OF NATURE OF WHERE
THE MONEY COMES FROM AND HOW IT
GOES OUT, THERE'S -- I HAVE BEEN
AROUND THE STATE HOUSE FOR 30
YEARS.
I HAVE COVERED ONE PAY TO PLAY
SCANDAL AFTER ANOTHER.
THIS JUST LOOKS RIGHT FOR THAT
KIND OF THING.
>> IF THE COURTS GO OUT AND
AWARD MONEY TO COMPANIES, THEY
USE THE BOND MONEY TO START, YOU
KNOW, OFFERING INCENTIVES TO
COMPANIES AND SIX MONTHS FROM
NOW, THE COURTS SAY
UNCONSTITUTIONAL, WHAT HAPPENS?
>> THAT'S WHY BRIAN AND THE
CENTER ARE ENFORCING OR TRYING
TO ENFORCE.
THE KASICH ADMINISTRATION TRIED
TO FORCE IT WHEN THEY HAD THEM
NOT SIGN THE TRANSFER TO GET THE
OHIO SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON
WHETHER IT'S CONSTITUTIONAL OR
NOT.
THE COURT DECIDED NOT TO.
WHAT HAPPEN IFS YOU DO IT AND
DOWN THE ROAD THE RULING COMES
BACK?
WHAT DO YOU DO THEN?
>> EVERYONE IF IT IS KONSZ
CONSTITUTIONAL, WHAT IF KASICH
GETS BEAT AND A DEMOCRAT COMES
IN AND SAYS WE ARE NOT GOING TO
DO THIS ANYMORE?
WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH A NEW
JOBS PROGRAM FOR OHIO.
DO WE NEED THIS?
IT'S BEEN OPERATING MUCH LESS --
MUCH MORE CAPACITY THAN
DESIGNED.
WE TALK ABOUT JOBS CREATED.
DO WE NEED JOBS OHIO?
>> WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT
NEED JOBS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE
THAT NEED BETTER JOBS.
I DON'T THINK IF THE DEMOCRATS
WANT TO STAND-UP AND SAY WE
DON'T NEED JOBS AND WE ARE HAPPY
THE WAY THINGS ARE NOW, I HOPE
THEY STICK TO THAT POSITION.
THERE'S A LOT OF OHIOANS SAYING
WE NEED TO DO BETTER AND CAN DO
BETTER ECONOMICALLY.
>> YOU KEEP BRINGING UP
DEMOCRATS AND THE TEA PARTY WITH
ME ON THIS LAWSUIT.
THAT'S THE FIRST THING.
I'M FOR JOBS AND FOLLOWING THE
CONSTITUTION.
THIS IS $100 MILLION OF PUBLIC
MONEY GOING TO A PRIVATE AGENCY
WITHOUT ANYBODY KNOWING WHAT IS
GOING TO HAPPEN TO IT.
THE CONSTITUTION SAYS YOU CANNOT
DO THESE TYPE OF THINGS.
QUITE FRANKLY, THERE'S GOT TO BE
CONSTITUTIONAL WAYS TO DO THIS.
>> YOU ARE NOT ON THE SUPREME
COURT.
HISTORICALLY, COURTS GIVE THE
BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT TO THE
LEGISLATURE TO CREATE LAWS.
IF I WERE GOING TO BET A WAGER I
WOULD SAY IT'S GOING TO BE
UPHELD.
>> DON'T GAMBLE, BUT WE'LL WAIT
AND SEE.
>> DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION, DO
YOU HAVE LEGAL RECOURSE AT THIS
POINT?
>> I BELIEVE THAT, ACTUALLY, IF
THEY GO FORWARD AND MOVE THE
BONDS, WE HAVE HAD A COUPLE
CONFERENCE CALLS ABOUT WHAT TO
DO GOING FORWARD.
WE MIGHT HAVE ABILITY TO GO IN
AND GET THE CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE
DECIDED THAT WE HAVE AS A REMEDY
TO DO THAT, GETTING AROUND THE
ISSUE.
THE IRONY OF THIS IS IF THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE
ADMINISTRATION HAD NEVER DECIDED
TO ARGUE THIS STANDING ISSUE
OVER WHETHER ANYONE HAD THE
RIGHT TO SUE, WE WOULD KNOW
WHETHER IT'S CONSTITUTIONAL AND
THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER WITH.
>> THE NEXT TOPIC, REPUBLICANS
HAVE BEEN RAILING AGAINST HEALTH
INSURANCE MANDATES.
MANDATES TO BUY INSURANCE.
MANDATES THAT THEY COVER
CONTRACEPTIONS.
WITH A NEW MANDATE IN THE WORKS,
HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL
BE REQUIRED TO COVER TREATMENT
FOR AUTISM.
THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES WILL BE
ABLE TO COPE WITH THE COSTLY
TREATMENTS.
THEY SAY IT WILL DRIVE UP
PREMIUMS.
HERE'S THE TWIST, IT'S NOT A
DEMOCRAT THAT ISSUED THE
MANDATE.
>> EVERYBODY IS SPECIAL.
WITH THIS ACTION, FRANKLY, OHIO
MOVES TO THE FRONT OF THE PACK
IN THE COUNTRY.
WE HAVE THESE EARLY INTERVENTION
SERVICES.
WE HAVE THE EDUCATION
SCHOLARSHIP.
ALL OF THAT LEFT A HOLE FOR
FAMILIES WHO WANTED TO GET HELP
AND TREATMENT AND EDUCATION FOR
THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN.
>> I THINK WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE
WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY AUTISM,
CO-WORKERS, FAMILY MEMBERS.
NO ONE IS GOING TO ARGUE THE
NEED FOR MONEY TO HELP WITH THE
TREATMENT.
WHY SHOULD GOVERNMENT BE
MANDATING IT?
>> I THINK ONE OF THE KEY
DIFFERENCES IS WHEN THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT SAYS EVERY STATE HAS
TO DO SOMETHING AND PILE ON THE
REQUIREMENTS AND LET THE STATE
PAY FOR IT YOU LOSE CONTROL.
WHEN A STATE CAN DECIDE THIS IS
SOMETHING THAT IS WORTH THE
COST, IT BENEFITS THE PEOPLE AND
TO BE HONEST, I CAN'T WAIT FOR
THE DEMOCRATS TO BE ATTACKING
JOHN KASICH FOR TRYING TO HELP
FAMILIES AND KIDS.
THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK STUPID
AND STILLY.
IT'S ABOUT A STATE AND OHIO CAN
MAKE THAT DECISION AND THEY CAN
CONTROL IT.
IT'S NOT LIKE OBAMA CARE WHERE
ONCE YOU ARE ON BOARD YOU ARE
STUCK FOREVER AND EVER.
>> YOU SOUND LIKE A MAN WHO JUST
RAN FOR PRESIDENT.
IT'S STILL A MANDATE.
IT'S NOT A HUGE EXPENSE.
NEITHER IS CONTRACEPTION.
IT'S STILL A MANDATE.
GOVERNMENT IS SAYING YOU NEED TO
DO THIS.
>> IT'S WHAT THE FREE MARKET
SAYS.
OUR PRODUCT WILL BE MORE
ATTRACTIVE TO EVERYBODY AND
THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD DO IT.
>> MINIMUM STANDARDS AND THE
PARENTS, THE FAMILIES, THERE'S A
REAL INTENSITY.
I THINK THE GOVERNOR WAS MAKING
THE POINT, IF YOU CAN DO MORE
EARLY, IT CAN BE CHEAPER TO THE
FAMILIES IN OUR SOCIETY THAN IF
YOU WAIT TOO LATE.
>> THIS IS ONE AREA WHERE THE
GOVERNOR HAS COME WITH ADVOCATES
AND IT'S A BIPARTISAN SORT OF
ISSUE.
YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU DO THIS, IT'S
NOT NECESSARILY JUST THE
MANDATE.
IT ACTUALLY DOES SAVE MONEY WHEN
YOU GET INTO EARLY INTERVENTION
AND STARTING TO DEAL WITH THIS.
IT'S NOT JUST AUTISM.
IT'S PART OF WHAT THE WHOLE ACA
IS ABOUT, GETTING AHEAD OF THE
CURVE AND DOING PREVENTIVE
MEDICINE.
WHEN YOU GET BEYOND THE
RHETORIC, I THINK WHAT THE
GOVERNOR DID IS AN
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THIS STUFF DOES
WORK.
THERE IS A WAY FOR US TO COME
TOGETHER AND MAKE IT WORK.
>> THERE'S A CONSTITUENCY THAT
IS HAPPY ABOUT IT.
OHIO RIGHT TO LIFE WEIGHED IN ON
THIS AND THEY WERE PLEASED TO
SEE IT AS WELL.
THE CONSTITUENCY OF THE PRO-LIFE
MOVEMENT IS PRAISING GOVERNOR
KASICH FOR IT.
>> REALLY, THE ASPECT OF
GOVERNOR KASICH I LIKE BEST.
HE COMES OFF AS BRAS K AND
ORNERY BUT THE GUY DOES HAVE A
HEART.
HE HAS A HEART PARTICULARLY WHEN
IT COMES TO MENTAL ILLNESS.
HE HAS SOME IN HIS OWN FAMILY.
TIME AFTER TIME, HE HAS STEPPED
TO THE PLATE.
HE GET AS LOT OF ACCOLADES FROM
THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY FOR
DOING SO.
HE DOESN'T HAVE TO DO THIS.
I THINK HE DID IT BECAUSE HIS
HEART TOLD HIM TO.
>> IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GETTING
EMOTIONAL.
IT SEEMED GENUINELY MOVED BY THE
FAMILIES.
RUN DOWN THE WEEK'S EVENTS.
THE AUTISM INSURANCE MANDATES.
EXTRA MONEY FOR MENTAL HEALTH
TREATMENT.
THE PUPPY MILL BILL, HE BROUGHT
THE DOGS OUT.
>> AMAZING.
>> ARE THEY TRYING TO SHOW THE
SOFTER SIDE OF HIM?
>> WE ARE GOING TO GET A BUDGET
NEXT MONTH THAT, I GUESS
PROBABLY WILL NOT BE AS HARSH AS
THE LAST ONE WAS.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PROBABLY WON'T
GET MORE MONEY.
THEY PROBABLY WON'T GET A CUT,
CHANGES IN EDUCATION.
YEAH.
HE'S -- I THINK HE'S STARTING TO
GEAR UP FOR RE-ELECTION.
HIS TEAM IS VERY WELL AWARE OF
IMAGES THAT SELL WITH THE
PUBLIC.
THEY ARE PULLING OUT ALL THE
STRINGS RIGHT NOW.
>> WHEN THEY REALLY GET IN GEAR,
I THINK THE BUDGET IS GOING TO
BE SOMETHING AND PART OF IT IS
THE OHIO ECONOMY GOT BETTER.
FOR EVERY 1% LOWER ON
UNEMPLOYMENT, IT'S MORE MONEY.
PEOPLE HAVE MONEY TO BUY THINGS
AND PAY SALES TAX.
I THINK THE BUDGET IS GOING TO
SURPRISE PEOPLE.
THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD THINGS IN
THERE.
IT'S HARD TO CATCH UP ON AND BE
A NAY SAYER.
>> THERE'S A FUNDING BILL THAT
IS GOING TO BE IN THERE.
IT'S GOING TO BE VERY, VERY
INTERESTING.
>> IF HE DOES A TAX CUT, IT
COULD BE DIVISIVE.
KISSING BABIES, PUPPIES --
>> WE HAVE TO GET TO HOCKEY,
THOUGH.
>> OVER 11 YEARS THE BLUE
JACKETED HAD MANY SLOGANS.
NOW IT MIGHT BE PLEASE COME
BACK.
IT IS OVER.
HALF THE SEASON IS SAVED.
THE BLUE JACKETS BEGIN PLAY IN A
WEEK OR SO.
NOW THE ATTENTION TURNS TO THE
LONG TERM VIABILITY OF THE
FRANCHISE.
THE TEAM HAS BEEN LOSING MONEY.
DOES THIS AGREEMENT HELP THEM
COME TO PROFITIBILITY?
>> THE ONLY THING THAT WILL HELP
THEM COME TO PROFITIBILITY IS
PUT A GOOD TEAM ON THE ICE, GET
INTO THE PLAYOFFS AND EXTEND THE
SEASON.
IT HELPS IN THE SHORT TERM
BECAUSE THE COLLECTIVE
BARGAINING AGREEMENT PUSHES THE
SALARY CAP BACK TO $64 MILLION.
$70.2 MILLION.
IT GIVES THE OWNERS MORE
REVENUE.
THEY NOW SPLIT THE LEAGUE
REVENUE 50/50.
THEY WERE GETTING 57% OF THE
REVENUE.
IT HELPS CLUBS LIKE COLUMBUS
BECAUSE IT EXPANDS IT, INCREASES
THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE SHARING UP
TO 200 MILLION NOW.
THE PROBLEM IS IT EXPANDS THE
NUMBER OF TEAMS TO GET THE
MONEY.
FINALLY, IT, OVER THE LONG TERM,
THOUGH, AS THE LEAGUE REVENUES
EXPAND, SO, TOO, DO THE PLAYERS
SALARIES.
THIS MEANS THE RICHER TEAMS,
TORONTOS, MONTREAL, BOSTON WILL
BE ABLE TO AFFORD BETTER
PLAYERS.
IT'S A GOOD THING IN THE SHORT
TERM FOR THE BLUE JACKETS.
OVER THE LONG TERM, I'M NOT
SURE.
>> THEY HAVE TO RAIN.
>> I HATE TO RAIN ON YOUR
PARADE, BUT THE BLUE JACKETS
WEREN'T JUST THE WORST TEAM LAST
YEAR, THEY WERE A DISTANT LAST.
THEY LOST THEIR BEST PLAYER,
RICK NASH.
>> START THE SEASON, THE
UNDEFEATED STRING IS GOING TO BE
GONE.
>> ONE OF THE HIGHER PAYROLLS IN
THE NHL.
>> THE SAD THING IS YOUNG JOHN
McCONNELL MAY NOT LOSE $14
MILLION A YEAR WITH THE
SUBSIDIES TAKEN OUT OF THE
CASINO MONEY THAT COULD HAVE
IMPROVED THE STREETS, THEY
SIPHONED OFF PART OF IT FOR THE
ARENA.
IF YOU ARE LOSING $7 MILLION A
YEAR, HE DOESN'T HAVE THE DEEP
POCKETS HIS FATHER HAD.
IT'S A PROBLEMATIC LONG TERM
FUTURE FOR THE TEAM.
>> NOBODY WON IN THE STRIKE.
I WANT TO SAY THIS BECAUSE WE
JUST BOUGHT THAT ARENA.
THE BIG LOSER IS THE TAXPAYER.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> THE REASON WE BOUGHT THE
ARENA WAS FOR JOB CREATION AND
BRING PEOPLE HERE.
>> IT'S CREATED JOBS.
BASICALLY, EVERY ARENA IN THE
COUNTRY, INCLUDING THE BROWNS
AND BANGLES IS TAXPAYER FUNDED.
IN '85, THIS WAS A COW TOWN.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MADE
COLUMBUS AN EXCITED CITY WAS THE
ARENA.
ALL THE JOB CREATION IN THE
CITY.
THIS HOCKEY TEAM.
>> I AGREE, BUT WHEN THEY GO ON
STRIKE --
>> IT HURTS.
>> BUSINESS IS REALLY HURT.
>> WHEN THEY ARE PATHETIC LOSERS
BECAUSE COLUMBUS IS A TOWN THAT
LIKES A WINNER WHETHER IT'S OHIO
STATE, MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT.
WE LIKE WINNERS.
WE DON'T LIKE PAYING BIG TICKET
DOLLARS WITH A LOSING TEAM.
>> BLUE JACKETS WOULD BRING US
TOGETHER.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> IT'S A WINNER.
>> UNDERACHIEVERS.
>> FINAL PARTING SHOP FOR
COMMENTS.
>> WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT,
RICH IS REALLY INTERESTED IN
RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR AND IT'S
GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE
WHAT HAPPENS.
>> WE THINK HE OUGHT TO BE
RUNNING, TOO.
WE ARE FOR A PRIMARY.
MY PREDICTION IS THIS WEEK ONE
OF THE BIG STORIES IN THE
DISPATCH WAS A.P. SO LAR GOT
SHUT DOWN.
PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE
LAWS OF PHYSICS AND ECONOMICS.
WHY SUBSIDIZE A SOLAR THING
BECAUSE AT NIGHT AND IN THE
WINTER YOU DON'T GET MUCH OUT OF
THEM.
>> THE 26th ANNIVERSARY OF THE
DRIVE.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE ROUNDS.
NICE TO SEE HIM BACK ON THE
PAYROLL FOR THE THIRD TIME AS A
NEW COACH.
PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT IN
A MONTH.
THERE ARE ONLY TWO SEASONS,
WEATHER AND BASEBALL.
>> I PREDICT THE REST OF THE
DEMOCRATIC TICKET IN 2014 IT
WILL BE TURNER AND JOHN HOUSTON.
DAVID PEPPER RUNNING AGAINST
MIKE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL.
JOHN CARNIE AGAINST -- FOR
AUDITOR.
>> GOVERNOR?
>> AT THIS POINT, ED FITZGERALD.
>> IT APPEARS THE BLUE JACKETS
REGULAR SEASON WILL NOT FEATURE
TEAMS FROM THE EAST COAST, JUST
WESTERN CONFERENCE OPPONENTS.
THAT MEANS THE BLUE JACKETS WILL
NOT FACE FORMER PLAYER RICK NASH
UNTIL THE STANLEY CUP FINALS.
THAT IS "COLUMBUS ON THE RECORD"
FOR THE WEEKEND.
CHECK US OUT ONLINE.
WE ARE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.
GET TO THAT AT WOSU.ORG.
FOR THE CREW AND THE PANEL, HAVE
A NICE WEEK.
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