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 [...]
Bill To Block JobsOhio Audit Clears Legislature, Heads To Governor
Proceeds of the state’s $1.5 billion liquor deal with a job-creation nonprofit would be shielded from public audit under a bill headed to the governor.
The Republican-led Senate passed the measure on a 22-10 vote Thursday, despite objections from state Auditor Dave Yost.
Backers say the move clarifies the Legislature’s intent for JobsOhio, a private job-creation entity formed by Gov. John Kasich.
The change follows a faceoff between Yost and JobsOhio over access to its financial records. Yost got the records through a subpoena, though JobsOhio disagreed they were subject to audit.
A House amendment added Wednesday to the bill explicitly limits Yost’s authority to JobsOhio’s public funds and defines liquor proceeds as private.
JobsOhio’s dealings have been the subject of legal and political disagreements since its 2011 creation.