JobsOhio / Ohio Department of Development - News & Updates
- June 27, 2013 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #397679
Ex-lawmakers: JobsOhio Foes Lack Standing To Sue
June 25, 2013
by Julie Carr Smyth
Associated Press Reporter
Two former state lawmakers who helped craft Gov. John Kasich’s ‘s privatized nonprofit job-creation entity tell the state’s high court that a lawsuit against JobsOhio shouldn’t be allowed to proceed.
August 2, 2013 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #397680
Fitzgerald Calls For Ethics Review Of JobsOhio
August 2, 2013
by Jo Ingles
An investigative report shows two-thirds of the board members for Ohio’s private job development company board are invested with businesses that are receiving state incentives through the organization.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/08/02/fitzgerald-calls-for-ethics-review-of-jobsohio/August 4, 2013 3:29 am at 3:29 am #397681
This is disgusting. Kasich is getting record high approval ratings while robbing the state blind. What sense does it make to specifically exempt an organization receiving public money from all ethics regulations, and why would you do it unless you wanted to behave unethically?August 4, 2013 3:40 am at 3:40 am #397682
what a scam. amazingAugust 5, 2013 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #397683August 15, 2013 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #397684
Company That Paid Governor Got Tax Breaks From JobsOhio
August 15, 2013
by The Associated Press
Subsidiaries of a a major Central Ohio company that’s helped sustain Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s political career and contribute to his personal bank account have received tax breaks worth more than $619,000, records show.
Worthington Industries is a central Ohio steel processor. Kasich served a decade on the company’s board, and the firm paid Kasich into 2011 – after he’d become governor.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/08/15/company-that-paid-governor-got-tax-breaks-from-jobsohio/August 15, 2013 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #397685
The question for me is what did Kasich actually DO to earn those giant paychecks from Worthington Industries? This revelation is not surprising, but it is disgusting.
Also, the Republican party spokesman’s quote disparaging Ed Fitzgerald as a candidate because he doesn’t have a lot of investments is fairly outrageous, but not as outrageous as stating that John Kasich is a “job creator.”August 19, 2013 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #397686August 19, 2013 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #397687
Ohio’s rate of job growth for the past quarter is the fourth-worst out of all 50 states. Great job, Kasich and JobsOhio.August 19, 2013 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #397688
Ohio’s rate of job growth for the past quarter is the fourth-worst out of all 50 states. Great job, Kasich and JobsOhio.
citation?August 19, 2013 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #397689August 19, 2013 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #397690
Thanks.August 23, 2013 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #397691
High court sets arguments in JobsOhio challenge
Thursday August 22, 2013 2:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s high court has set oral arguments in a case over whether opponents of the private economic development entity created by Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) have the standing to sue. Lawyers on both sides of the suit involving JobsOhio will address the Ohio Supreme Court on Nov. 6.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/apexchange/2013/08/22/oh–ohio-jobs-agency-lawsuit.htmlSeptember 9, 2013 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #397692
So Ed FitzGerald had a big press conference today about how he would change JobsOhio to make it better and more transparent and accountable.
And the Ohio GOP put out a press release about an improper campaign contribution of $1000 that Ed didn’t return quickly enough.
So, Ed comes back with:
“What the position that Gov. Kasich and his team is taking, through the Ohio Republican Party, is that it is unethical to accept contributions from appointees. If that is their standard, we are going to have some very interesting conversations in the next few weeks.”
FitzGerald was hinting that his campaign would soon release the amounts donated to Kasich’s campaign from the people he’s appointed as governor. For instance, The Dispatch has previously reported that Boland gave $22,000 to Kasich’s 2010 campaign, Minor gave $7,500, and JobsOhio board member Brad Lindner has donated about $12,500 to Kasich’s campaign since early 2012.”
It could get interesting.
And hey, what ever happened to the huge story about Josh Mandel? Kinda dissappeared.September 11, 2013 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #397693
Ed FitzGerald Calls For JobsOhio Transparency
September 9, 2013
by Andy Chow
Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who’s running for governor, unveiled a list of changes he’d like to see at JobsOhio if he were to take office. He says the private, non-profit job creation group should adopt these suggestions in order to be more transparent and efficient.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/09/09/ed-fitzgerald-calls-for-jobsohio-transparency/
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