On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Dispute Over Tobacco Money Goes to Court
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An anti-smoking group wants to stop the state treasurer from putting $230 million of its funding in a job-creation program controlled by Governor Strickland and legislative leaders.
The Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation, whose board is mostly appointed by the governor and the Legislature, filed a complaint about the matter today in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
The group is seeking to block Treasurer Richard Cordray from liquidating its fund and putting the money in a special jobs fund within the state treasury.
Tuesday, the Legislature passed a bill authorizing the transfer and Strickland signed the measure into law.
Spokesman Keith Dailey says Strickland expects the foundation’s lawsuit to fail.