Professor Jason Johnson was invited to speak about the impact of the 2006 mid-term elections both nationally and in the state of Ohio. This includes the introduction of the new minimum wage in the state of Ohio as well as the state electing it’s first Democratic governor in over 10 years. Professor Johnson was invited back to discuss the impact of a new smoking ban on the state’s economic future.
With the presidential election still in doubt the nation’s eyes turned to Ohio. John Kerry refused to concede the election to president Bush until all absentee ballots in Ohio were counted. Professor Johnson was invited back to WKBN the day after the election to discuss the recount that the nation would face for the second election in a row. Topics discussed include the legality of recounts, likely outcomes and the political mood of the nation.