February 19, 2007

Case forum explores what's ahead for Ohio's new governor

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"What Can the New Governor Do?" Case Western Reserve University's Center for Policy Studies is sponsoring a panel discussion on challenges facing Governor Ted Strickland's new administration on Monday, February 26. The free, public event begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be held in Ford Auditorium of Allen Memorial Library, 11000 Euclid Avenue.

The discussion will feature:

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Joe Hallett, the politics editor of the Columbus Dispatch and former chief political writer for the Plain Dealer and statehouse bureau chief for the Toledo Blade.

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John Corlett, senior fellow and manager of the public policy and advocacy team at Cleveland's Center for Community Solutions. The Center is one of the state's premier sources of information on issues from tax and fiscal policy, to education, to welfare reform.

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Jim Trakas, a four-term former legislator in the Ohio General Assembly from the 17th District (Independence, Ohio), and former Chair of the Cuyahoga County Republican Party, who among other posts served on the Finance and Appropriations Committee and as Majority Whip of the House.

The new administration inherits difficult budgetary conditions, major policy quandaries such as school finance and economic development, and a legislature controlled by the opposition party. Yet it may benefit from common perceptions that previous policies have not worked well and a sense among many politicians that the voters want agreement, not ideology. Our panelists can speak to the policy, legislative and broader dimensions of both the constraints and the opportunities.

For further information please call 368-2426, or go to http://policy.case.edu/

Posted by: Heidi Cool, February 19, 2007 10:49 AM | News Topics: Events, HeadlinesMain, Lectures/Speakers, Public Policy/Politics

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