Ohio Ethics Commission Clears Kasich Of Wrongdoing

Kasich has taken criticism from Democrats for tax breaks given to two subsidiaries of Worthington Industries. Kasich served on the steel processor's board for a decade.(Photo: WOSU composite)
Kasich has taken criticism from Democrats for tax breaks given to two subsidiaries of Worthington Industries. Kasich served on the steel processor's board for a decade.(Photo: WOSU composite)

The Ohio Ethics Commission says there’s no conflict of interest by Governor John Kasich after revelations that the state’s job creation board sent hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax breaks to two subsidiaries of a company whose board Kasich served on for a decade.

The state panel says there’s no conflict of interest connected to the deferred payment Kasich received from Worthington Industries because he was getting money for work he had performed for the company before taking office.

The Ohio Democratic party asked for the probe into the JobsOhio tax breaks to subsidiaries of Worthington Industries.

Click here to hear more about the dust-up from Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow.

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