This week's Between the Lines panel discusses the challenges coming for Mayor Frank Jackson's third term, new Cleveland City Council President Kevin J. Kelley and another report of job losses throughout the region.
WIth the sub-zero weather, several political stories got shortchanged.
Mayor Frank Jackson was sworn in to begin his third term.
His goals are in line with his fundamental priorities of improving schools, balancing the city budget and trying to bring prosperity and opportunity to as many Clevelanders as possible.
Should anything else be on his plate?
What is the likelihood his third term will deliver on his pledges?
New City Council President Kevin Kelley plans to run a tighter ship.
He's told members about his expectations for them to be more focused, professional and visible in the community.
What does he hope to accomplish? How can council get more respect?
Metropolitan Cleveland had the worse job loss figures of any big area in the country for seven months in a row. That's in line with Ohio's poor job creation numbers.
Why is this happening? What will it take to attract more companies and entrepreneurs ?
A local union is running statewide ads attempting to give the public its views of a possible right to work law in Ohio.
What are the campaign's goals? What are the chances of a right-to-work campaign gaining traction in Ohio in this election year or soon after?
Tom Beres discusses these issues with Democratic former Shaker Heights Mayor Judy Rawson and Republican Former State Representative Matt Dolan on this edition of Between the Lines.