The Xavier University Institute for Politics and Public Life, along with WLWT, is hosting a gambling debate on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus. Ohio State Rep. Louis Blessing Jr. from TruthPAC and former Cincinnati mayor Charlie Luken of the Ohio Jobs & Growth Committee will discuss the merits of Issue 3 in a taped newscast that will air before the November election. They will be joined by economists from the University of Cincinnati and Hiram College and a member of the Ohio Council of Churches. This event is free and open to the public.
Issue 3 will decide whether or not the state will allow casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. WLWT will stream the event live on its Web site, www.wlwt.com, so that those who can’t attend may e-mail or text questions for the panelists. WLWT anchors Sheree Paolello and Jack Atherton will moderate the event. News correspondent John London will take audience questions.
The Institute for Politics and Public Life aims to provide leadership in national discussions of politics and public policy in an academic setting. The Institute also serves as a center for researching crucial matters of public policy and governance, and disseminating its findings to the public. To learn more visit www.xavier.edu/politicsandpubliclife.