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.

NOCHE

Levin Furniture


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


Ethics panel weighs in on Kasich payments
Governor has been under fire for deferred payment he received from central Ohio company Worthington Industries

by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


Reporter
Andy Chow
 
In The Region:
Governor John Kasich has been under fire for deferred payment he received from a central Ohio company after taking office. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has the latest on what the state ethics panel thinks about this dispute.
Ethics panel on Kasich payments

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:41)


Members of the Ohio Democratic Party allege a conflict of interest connected to money Governor John Kasich received from Worthington Industries while in office. Kasich served on the company’s board of directors and chose to receive deferred compensation.

Opponents also claimed a conflict of interest since two Worthington Industries subsidiaries received tax credits from the state in the past two years. The companies received these credits after a recommendation from JobsOhio… the non-profit job development agency created by Kasich.

On Thursday the Ohio Ethics Commission discussed both disputes. 

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.

The commission says there’s ethics precedent in this matter which goes back to a Governor Ted Strickland appointee in 2009.

As for the tax credits… the commission found no potential conflict of interest because the Ohio Tax Credit Authority is independent from the governor’s office.

Kasich says the allegations are purely political and adds that JobsOhio only considers moves that would create jobs… and prior relationships don’t fall into the equation.

“The fact of the matter is—whether it’s a friend or whether it’s a foe—if they’re going to create jobs and the incentives that are necessary to encourage them are in the bounds of reason and reflect a proper return on investment we want to do it.”

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald… who’s running for governor… accuses cronyism and self-dealing at JobsOhio. He says the issues are unethical and should be illegal.
Listener Comments:

If you follow FitzGerald's string of accusations at all it becomes more and more clear that he is already desperate for ways to make Kasich look bad. This tactic of crying wolf about things that are already public and trying to infuse scandal is getting old.


Posted by: lacrossemom14 (Dayton) on August 16, 2013 12:08PM
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

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of prevention..to protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 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