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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.

Wilmington Adds Jobs, Still Searching For Thousands More

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DHl laid off about 9,500 workers when it left the Wilmington Air Park in 2008.
7:24AM
August
7, 2013

The southwestern Ohio community of Wilmington is a little closer to recovering the thousands of jobs lost with the departure of shipping giant DHL in 2008.

Democrats’ Ethics Pleas Moot At Self-Policing JobsOhio

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Ohio Ethics Commission executive director Paul Nick tells The Columbus Dispatch that his board has no authority over conflict of interest issues when it comes to JobsOhio.
9:52PM
August 3, 2013

An ethics complaint filed against Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s privatized job-creation office has nowhere to go due to the way legislation creating JobsOhio was crafted.

Fitzgerald Calls For Ethics Review Of JobsOhio

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Dem. Ed Fitzgerald is pushing the Ohio Ethics Board to investigate JobsOhio for possible wrong-doing.
7:56AM
August
2, 2013

An investigative report showing two-thirds of the board members for JobsOhio close ties to companies receiving benefits from the job program is getting the attention of a key candidate for governor.

Ex-lawmakers: JobsOhio Foes Lack Standing To Sue

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Two former Ohio lawmakers who helped design JobsOhio tell the Ohio Supreme Court a lawsuit against the quasi-private jobs agency should not move forward.
3:26PM
June
25, 2013

Two former state lawmakers who helped craft Gov. John Kasich’s ‘s privatized nonprofit job-creation entity tell the state’s high court that a lawsuit against JobsOhio shouldn’t be allowed to proceed.