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Supreme Court Schedules Arguments In JobsOhio Suit

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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

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.
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

Gov. John Kasich, seen here at a JobsOhio event last year, appoints the members of the private job creation board.
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

DHl laid off about 9,500 workers when it left the Wilmington Air Park in 2008.
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

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.
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

Dem. Ed Fitzgerald is pushing the Ohio Ethics Board to investigate JobsOhio for possible wrong-doing.
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

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.
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.

Former JobsOhio Chief Donates $10K To House Leader

Former JobOhio adviser, Mark Kvamme contributed $10K to Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder's campaign November 1, 1212.
June 7, 2013

The California venture capitalist Republican Gov. John Kasich hired for a dollar to help jump-start Ohio’s economy made a hefty donation to Ohio’s House speaker on his way out the door.

Bill To Block JobsOhio Audit Clears Legislature, Heads To Governor

State Auditor Dave Yost and fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich have been at odds over whether Yost has the authority to audit the state's semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
May 30, 2013

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.

JobsOhio: Foes’ Infighting Shows Lawsuit Flawed

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April 13, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s job-creation agency is taking advantage of infighting among opponent lawyers to call the legal basis of their constitutional challenge into question.