Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Lawmakers, Liberal Group Re-File JobsOhio Suit
Two Democratic state lawmakers and a liberal policy group are re-filing a lawsuit against the private job-creation board JobsOhio. The suit challenges the law championed by Republican Gov. John Kasich creating an appointed, nine-member board to handle economic development deals.
Justices ruled last week the Ohio Supreme Court was the wrong venue for the case. ProgressOhio, Sen. Mike Skindell, and Rep. Dennis Murray are re-filing in a county court in Columbus. They argue it’s illegal for JobsOhio to invest state money in private companies and to pass bills granting special corporate powers.
Kasich pushed JobsOhio as a way of allowing Ohio to “move at the speed of business” amid high unemployment. He seeks to free officials from constraints faced by the state-run Ohio Department of Development.