On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
JobsOhio Audit Encouraging Legal Foes
Opponents of the nonprofit job-creation entity JobsOhio believe wording in an independent audit provides new ammunition for their legal arguments.
Accounting firm KPMG deemed JobsOhio a “component unit” of the state of Ohio in the financial review released Friday.
To plaintiffs in two separate lawsuits against Gov. John Kasich’s signature economic program, that’s proof JobsOhio is not private but is associated with the government.
That is a key distinction because Ohio’s Constitution prohibits a private entity from using public money.
JobsOhio executives sought quickly to dispel such assumptions in the overview attached to the audit.
They say the designation as a “component unit” doesn’t imply that JobsOhio is “a state agency or part of state government.” They say it’s merely an accounting term that “has no legal bearing.”