News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

The Holden Arboretum

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Democrats push for more transparency from JobsOhio
Say private company should operate under state-agency guidelines
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


Reporter
Karen Kasler
 
Four democrats presented this chart for the JobsOhio Accountability Act with their "RobsOhio" logo.
Courtesy of Karen Kasler
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

As they prepare for next year's statewide campaigns for governor and other offices, Democrats continue to hammer away at Gov. Kasich's key accomplishment in office so far.

LISTEN: KASLER ON JOBSOHIO

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:17)


(Click image for larger view.)

Four House Democrats say JobsOhio needs to operate under the ethical and transparency standards that all state agencies do. The four-part JobsOhio Accountability Act plan would require salaries, meetings and records to be made public, for JobsOhio to be subject to audit and for a website to be set up to track its funds.

The Democrats developed a new take on the JobsOhio logo, renaming it “RobsOhio."

 “I think we certainly expect to be taken seriously by the taxpayers of the state of Ohio," Rep. John Carney of Columbus says. "Whether or not the Republican legislature wants to wake up to the fact that right now, they are allowing all of this money to be shielded. They’re acting as if liquor profits are private money. John Kasich didn’t bless this money and turn it into private money.”

Gov. Kasich’s spokesman Rob Nichols responded with a statement that says “People who care about job creation and who understand that the law’s accountability and disclosure requirements on JobsOhio make it the most transparent private company in Ohio understand the wisdom of the reforms that have been made and which are working.”

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

In the driver's seat of history
I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

Ohio Supreme Court invalidates local fracking bans
If Ohio has their way, Fracking Wells will be planted in the courtyard of every town. That is if the State of Ohio can profit by it...for more on how the court ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University