COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – This week on The Spectrum:

  • Ohio’s Senators are back on Capitol Hill this week and are racing the clock to avoid a government shutdown.

“This is petty politics by a few extremists in the House of Representatives,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said.

“I think the fundamental issue is, are we able to live within our means as the United States government,” Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) said.

What are the sticking points that could block a deal, and what does each senator have on their agenda heading into the fall?

“What you have here is an effort to bully school districts,” Superintendent of LaBrae Local Schools A.J. Calderone said.

Hear why supporters of school choice said all they’re asking for is transparency from the schools.

  • Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Morgan Harper and Republican strategist Will Hinman join the roundtable to discuss what can be done to avoid a government shutdown and keep the lights on in Washington D.C.

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