Governor Kasich To Privatize Ohio Dept. of Development

This week on Columbus On The Record: Mike Thompson hosts an in-depth discussion of government and business regulation in Ohio and the influence of lobbyists on Ohio state lawmakers.

Governor John Kasich’s plans to privatize the Department of Development raises concerns about the lack of transparency.

Why do Ohioans like Kasich, but not necessarily his plans? Panelists discuss findings from polls measuring Ohio residents attitudes toward their new governor.

Also discussed: The recent call by an Ohio Supreme Court Justice to end the death penalty.


  • Joe Hallett, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio
  • Sam Gresham, Ohio Common Cause
  • Michael Miller, Former Franklin County Prosecutor

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