Kasich, House Dems Push For Drilling Hiring Mandate

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.(Photo: Flickr)
One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.(Photo: Flickr)

Republican governor John Kasich and Democrats in the legislature don’t see eye to eye on many bread-and-butter economic issues, but they are agreeing on one thing: They say oil and gas drillers flocking to Ohio to take part in the shale energy boom are not hiring enough Ohio workers.

Click the play button above to hear why Kasich and others are pushing the plan, and why the oil and gas industry say it’s unnecessary.

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