Ohio Politicians React to Trump Conviction, Special Legislative Session Results, and FirstEnergy Bribery Scandal

In the latest episode of “Ohio Has Issues,” hosts Stephanie Haney and Mike Polk Jr. delve into significant political developments in Ohio.

Reactions to Trump Conviction

Ohio politicians are buzzing with reactions to former President Donald Trump’s felony convictions in New York. Marty Schladen of the Ohio Capital Journal compiled a variety of responses, showcasing the diverse opinions from the state’s political figures.

Insights on the Special Legislative Session

Andrew Tobias from Cleveland.com joined the show to break down the results of the Ohio General Assembly’s special legislative session. He discussed the historical importance of recent legislative moves and their potential impact on President Joe Biden’s chances of appearing on Ohio’s ballot this November. The Democratic National Committee also shared its thoughts on these developments.

Update on the FirstEnergy Bribery Scandal

Jake Zuckerman, also from Cleveland.com, provided an update on the ongoing FirstEnergy House Bill 6 bribery scandal. He highlighted an imminent deadline that could allow a group to evade prosecution unless swift action is taken.

Tune into “Ohio Has Issues”

Recorded in Cleveland at WKYC Studios, “Ohio Has Issues” streams live every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM on the WKYC YouTube page and the WKYC+ streaming app. You can also catch the episodes as podcasts after the live sessions.

Meet the Hosts:

Stephanie Haney: Digital anchor and legal analyst at WKYC, who also produces VERIFY fact-check segments. She is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and California.

Mike Polk Jr.: Anchor, commentator, and editorialist at WKYC. He also hosts “Front Row Friday,” airing every Friday at 7 PM on 3News and WKYC+.

For the latest political insights and updates, don’t miss “Ohio Has Issues.”

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