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Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over JobsOhio

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7:31AM
November 6, 2013

JobsOhio comes before the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday, as a group of liberal and conservative activists make their arguments against lawyers for the job creation program and Gov. John Kasich.

Records: Fund Pitched OSU On $50M Investment

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10:06PM
November 2, 2013

Newly released records show the private venture capital fund co-founded by former JobsOhio chief Mark Kvamme first approached Ohio State University before Kvamme stepped aside from his state-related job-creation role.

Many State Grant Recipients Failed To Deliver Promised Jobs

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About half the companies receiving grants failed to create the jobs to which they committed, the Toledo Blade reports.
9:23AM
October 28, 2013

A newspaper investigation of Ohio’s public job-creation efforts has found companies receiving state money failed to bring thousands of promised positions.

JobsOhio Audit Encouraging Legal Foes

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JobsOhio foes believe wording in an independent audit provides new ammunition for their legal arguments.
12:21PM
October 15, 2013

Opponents of the nonprofit job-creation entity JobsOhio believe wording in an independent audit provides new ammunition for their legal arguments.

Ohio Panel Lays Out Possible Jobs Board Conflicts

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The Executive Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission says the findings released today do not imply wrongdoing.
3:55PM
September 26, 2013

Ohio’s ethics agency has warned six of nine directors of Ohio’s fledgling privatized job-creation board that their business interests raise potential conflicts of interest.

Ed FitzGerald Calls For JobsOhio Transparency

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Ed FitzGerald calls for more transparency for JobsOhio.
4:45PM
September
9, 2013

Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who’s running for governor, unveiled a list of changes he’d like to see at JobsOhio if he were to take office. He says the private, non-profit job creation group should adopt these suggestions in order to be more transparent and efficient. The Cuyahoga County executive called for sunshine law requirements, public audits, [...]

Democrats Push For Last-Minute Audit Of JobsOhio

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8:04AM
September 4, 2013

Ohio Democrats are pushing for the state auditor to look into the books of the state’s new semi-private job creation program before he’s banned from doing so by a new state law.

Supreme Court Schedules Arguments In JobsOhio Suit

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8:45AM
August 23, 2013

Ohio’s high court has set oral arguments in a case over whether opponents of the private economic development entity created by Republican Gov. John Kasich have the standing to sue.

Ohio Ethics Commission Clears Kasich Of Wrongdoing

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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.
7:58AM
August
16, 2013

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.

Company That Paid Governor Got Tax Breaks From JobsOhio

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Gov. John Kasich, seen here at a JobsOhio event last year, appoints the members of the private job creation board.
8:24AM
August
15, 2013

Subsidiaries of a a major Central Ohio company that’s helped sustain Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s political career and contribute to his personal bank account have received tax breaks worth more than $619,000, records show.