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Ohio Democrats call for more transparency from Republicans and Gov. Kasich
House Democrats ask the governor to add accountability measures to his budget update

Andy Chow
House Democrats point to JobsOhio as large transparency issue created by Gov. John Kasich.
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Ohio Democratic lawmakers have long called for more transparency from Republicans and Gov. John Kasich’s administration. They are now saying the governor’s budget update is the perfect place to include their ideas.


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House Democrats say Ohio’s growing distrust of government is what spurred them to unveil several provisions to expand transparency and accountability.

This includes creating more user-friendly public records laws and requiring all House and Senate committee hearings, which are dominated by Republicans, to be televised.

Of course, when Democrats talk about transparency, especially in an election year, you can be sure that the public-private development group JobsOhio will come up. Democratic Rep. John Patrick Carney of Columbus says there are too many unknown variables when it comes to JobsOhio records.

“If you are a citizen in this state, you should be livid about the fact that your government right now, your elected Republican leaders, think that you should trust but not verify the manner in which they’re spending your money,” Carney says.

JobsOhio has said that it is a very transparent organization as far as nonprofits go and refers to the amount of documentation it is required to report.

The House Democrats have brought forward transpaency proposals before, but say they would like to see them added as amendments to the governor’s budget update.

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