Reporter, Plain Dealer statehouse bureau
Joe Guillen is a reporter in The Plain Dealer's statehouse bureau. He joined The Plain Dealer in 2005 and was a general assignment reporter and covered Cuyahoga County government before moving to the paper's Columbus bureau in February 2010.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Joe Guillen
Says Ohio's Issue 2 will create a redistricting commission that will "have a blank check to spend our money."
"Mike Dovilla’s big ideas like expanding the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, which helped bring films like ‘The Avengers’ to Cleveland, have helped make our state No. 1 in the Midwest for job creation."
Lorain "is the poorest urban school district in the state of Ohio."
Recent stories from Joe GuillenWas Ohio runner up in the Sears derby?
Ohio and several other states all were in the bidding to try to coax Sears to move its headquarters. But when PolitiFact Ohio tried to nail down a claim that the Buckeye State was runner up to Illinois, we found the answers elusive.Governor's health benefits claim a favorite from 2011
No issue dominated Ohio headlines in 2011 more than the efforts to rein in collective bargaining rights for public employees. A claim by Gov. John Kasich put focus on a key point in the debate. We picked it as one of our favorites of the year.
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