League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland Public Policy Issue Forums 2015-2018 Wednesday April 25, 2018 6:30-8pm Single Payer Healthcare- How does it Work? Could it work in the U.S.? moderated by Ginger Christ, Plain Dealer Heathcare Reporter

Local Public Policy Issue Forums 2015-2018
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio” September 12, 2018, moderated by Peter Krouse, Cleveland.com
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“Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County” a talk by Diane Bickett, Exec. Director, Cuyahoga County Sold Waste District August 30, 2018
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“Ohio’s School Report Cards: What do they really tell us?” August 29, 2018, moderated by Patrick O’Donnell, Plain Dealer
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“Voting Issues in Ohio” August 22, 2018, moderated by Thomas Suddes, Cleveland.com
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“Ohio Gun Laws: What are our options?” July 17, 2018, moderated by Darrielle Snipes, WCPN/Ideastream
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“Women in Politics: How to get more women to run for office in Ohio” Wednesday May 16, 2018 moderated by Mary Kilpatrick, Reporter, Cleveland.com
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“Single Payer/Universal Healthcare- How does it Work? Could it work in the U.S.?” Wednesday April 25, 2018 Moderated by Ginger Christ, Plain Dealer Heathcare Reporter
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“Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio: the effort to reform how districts are drawn” Tuesday March 20, 2018 Moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com
“Shaker Heights-“State of the City” delivered by Shaker Mayor Leiken Thursday March 15, 2018
“Consumer Scams. How to spot, avoid & respond” Thursday March 8, 2018
Moderated by Teresa Dixon-Murray, The Plain Dealer
Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized? Wednesday February 21, 2018, moderated by Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
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“Is Northeast Ohio a Sanctuary Region? Laws and policies: Where does our region stand on immigration?” Wednesday January 17, 2018
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“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018” Thursday November 16, 2017  moderated by Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com
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“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance” Thursday October 26, 2017
“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities. Should it be stronger or weaker?”
Tuesday October 17, 2017 moderated by Tom Beres/WKYC-TV emeritus
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“Race and infant mortality in NE Ohio: why are black babies dying more and what can be done” Wednesday September 27, 2017
moderated by: Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer

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THE OHIO BOARD OF EDUCATION aka The State School Board How can they help us? How can we help them? Monday, September 25, 2017
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The “Ohio Drug Price Act-Issue #2” forum
September 19, 2017 moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com
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Video from the Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Forum (8/30/2017) Cleveland Public Library

“The Election for Mayor: A Discussion about the future of Cleveland” August 29, 2017, Leila Atassi, moderator
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“Shaker Square: Its past, present and future” July 25, 2017 Steven Litt, Plain Dealer, moderator
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“Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we all just get along?” July 17, 2017 Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer, moderator
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“Transportation in Northeast Ohio: Where’s the Equity?”
-June 14, 2017 Ginger Chirst, The Plain Dealer, moderator
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Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale on Ohio
-May 16, 2017 Dan Shingler, Crain’s Cleveland Business moderator
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East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention
-May 9, 2017 Terry Schwarz, #CLE Urban Design Collaboration, KSU/moderator
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The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken?
-April 19, 2017 Phillip Morris, Plain Dealer/moderator
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The Proposed Merger of Cleveland and East Cleveland. How could this happen? Should it?
-January 31, 2017 Nick Castele/Ideastream moderator
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Shaker Hts. Library, Schools, Council forum
– December 8, 2016

“Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland” forum
– November 17, 2016 Peter Krouse/Cleveland.com moderator
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“Relationship Between Cleveland Police and the Community” forum November 15, 2016 Mark Naymik/Cleveland.com moderator
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“Regionalism and the West Shore Communities” forum
November 14, 2016 Janice Patterson, LWV-Greater Cleveland moderator
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“Marijuana Legalization in Ohio” forum
October 13, 2016 Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com moderator
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“Water Quality of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River” forum
September 15, 2016 Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer moderator
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“Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio” forum
August 25, 2016 Tom Suddes, Cleveland.com moderator
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“Regionalism and Shaker Heights” forum
August 18, 2016 Judy Rawson, moderator
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHJioo0Ol6E

‪Internet Bandwidth in Shaker Heights 6.9.16

“2016 Republican National Convention: What’s it mean to Cleveland?” forum
May 17, 2016 Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com, moderator
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The “Van Aken Project” Forum in Shaker Heights 4.21.16

Public Policy: Pre-School Education in Northeast Ohio 4/12/2016

2016 Ohio and U.S. Primary Preview 3.1.16

“Cuyahoga County Waterfronts and Neighborhood Development” forum
February 9, 2016 Steven Litt, Plain Dealer, moderator
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‪”Your Money, Your Healthcare: Accessing Quality Treatment at a Time of Rapid Change”
January 19, 2016
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“Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio – Where are We in 2015?”
October 8, 2015
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“How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio” forum
August 19, 2015
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“Land Use in Cuyahoga County” forum
– Wednesday July 29, 2015

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‪”Regional Cooperation in Northeast Ohio or How to get 59 Civic Entities to Play Together” forum
Tom Beres/WKYC moderator
– June 17, 2015
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“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot measure background articles

“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot measure background articles

This supports the upcoming forum on the topic:
Tuesday September 19, 2017
“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot issue. A look at both sides
moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com
Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga Cty Library System
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

Issue 2 fact check: Are all of the VA’s prices public record? (9/18/2017) Cleveland.com

State Issue 2 is good for TV cash, tricky for many others (9/10/2017) Crain’s Cleveland Business

Outside experts assess Ohio’s ballot issue on prescription-drug prices (9/4/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Issue 2 backers revise drug-savings estimate; foes challenge data (8/30/2017) Columbus Dispatch

New pro-Issue 2 analysis projects $536 million in prescription drug savings (8/24/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Who is the controversial man behind Ohio’s drug price ballot initiative? (8/24/2017) Cleveland.com

Would Ohio’s public retirees be affected by Issue 2? It’s an open question (8/21/2017) Cleveland.com

Drug-price ballot failure in California could mean bad prognosis in Ohio (8/20/2017) Toledo Blade

Language for prescription drug issue unanimously approved (8/17/2017) Toledo Blade

What is Issue 2 in Ohio? (8/4/2017) Cleveland 19 News

Former Ohio budget official slams ballot issues claimed drug price saving (7/19/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Supporter: Ohio Drug Price Relief Act would provide price transparency (7/18/2017) Cleveland.com

Which side should we believe in battle over Ohio drug prices (6/19/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Ohio drug price initiative leaving voters confused (6/13/2017)  Fox45 Dayton

Campaign over Ohio ballot issue to cap drug prices heats up (6.3.2017) Associated Press

Former Ohio Medicaid directors oppose drug price ballot issue (5/23/2017) Cleveland.com

Ohio voters to decide drug pricing issue (5/22/2017) Dayton Daily News

Ohio drug-price ballot issue likely to be costly, contentious (5/21/2017) Columbus Dispatch

Fight over Ohio Drug Price Relief Act ballot issue could set spending record (5/3/2017) Cleveland.com

Pharma suffers a setback in battle over Ohio drug pricing ballot measure (9/12/2016) Stat News

Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland forum Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland forum Thursday, November 17, 2016

Panelists:
Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena
Peter G. Pattakos, Lawyer, sports fan and vocal opponent of the sin tax
Thomas Chema, President, Gateway Consultants Group
Moderator: Peter Krouse, Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Cleveland Hts/University Hts, Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

“Revisiting the ‘Church in the City’ initiative with the mayors of three northeast Ohio cities” February 9, 2017

2016/2017 Cleveland Catholic Public Policy Series

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“Revisiting the ‘Church in the City’ initiative with the mayors of three northeast Ohio cities”

Mayors from three Northeast Ohio cities discuss the impact of regional sprawl and its continuing moral, social, economic, and environmental challenges. These regional political leaders have the experience, perspective, and commitment to responding in more collaborative and creative ways to the challenges of Northeast Ohio’s changing regional foot print.

Mayor Susan Infeld, University Heights

Mayor Bradley Sellers, Warrensville Heights

Mayor Georgine Welo, South Euclid

Moderated by Len Calabrese, Former Director of the Commission on Catholic Community Action

February 9 ,2017

7:30 p.m.

DJ Lombardo Student Center

LSC Conference Room

“The Impact of State Budget Cuts on Northeast Ohio Communities” a forum on March 21, 2017

“The Impact of State Budget Cuts on Northeast Ohio Communities”
a forum moderated by Brent Larkin, Cleveland.com
Cleveland.com preview piece on forum with background links
Cleveland.com coverage of forum
Video from forum

Tuesday March 21, 2017   7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Parma Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library
2121 Snow Road, Parma 44134

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Panelists:
Timothy J. DeGeeter, Mayor, City of Parma
Sharon Dumas, Director of Finance, City of Cleveland
Rich Exner, Data Analysis Editor, Cleveland.com

Moderator: Brent Larkin, Cleveland.com


Brent Larkin

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Plain Dealer and Cuyahoga County Library Systems

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The Proposed Merger of Cleveland and East Cleveland. How could this happen? Should it? A forum on January 31, 2017

The Proposed Merger of Cleveland
and East Cleveland.

How could this happen? Should it?
a forum moderated by Nick Castele, Ideastream

Tuesday January 31, 2016  7-8:30p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH

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Panelists:
Jeffrey Johnson, Cleveland Councilman 10th Ward
Kevin Kelley, Cleveland Council President
Nate Martin, East Cleveland Council President
Moderator: Nick Castele, Reporter, Ideastream

 Nick Castele

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and Ideastream

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 

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