Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
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.